HC Deb 09 February 1842 vol 60 c200
Mr. Powell

renewed his question to the noble Lord, the Secretary for Ireland, whether the Government intended to introduce a bill to remedy the defects of the Irish Municipal Act? For he knew that there were many practical difficulties in that act.

Lord Eliot

replied, that the proper course was to apply first to the courts of law, and then if it were found that they had no power to apply a remedy, Parliament might be referred to.

Sir D. Roche

begged to tell the noble Lord that this decision was throwing the town he represented into the trouble of going to law for a dozen years before the question could be settled.

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