HC Deb 08 June 1842 vol 63 cc1386-7

said, he had been desired to ask a question on a subject about which much uncertainty was felt in the district with which he had the honour to be connected— namely, the mode in which it was intended to distribute the funds to be raised under the Queen's letter. Those letters spoke * We give only the Noes. of the distress of the manufacturing population, and three places were specified, but amongst the artisans of Leicester, and in no place was there greater distress, considerable doubt existed whether they would be held entitled to participate in the funds, and they anxiously wished to know what their prospect was with respect to those funds.

Sir J. Graham

said, that both the sums which might be raised by private subscription and the sums to be raised tinder her Majesty's letter would be placed at the absolute disposal of the Manufacturers' Relief Committee.

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