§ Captain Layard
wished to ask whether there were any truth in the report that Lord de Grey had resigned the office of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and if it were true, who had been appointed instead of that nobleman to the office of Lord Lieutenant.
§ Sir R. Peel
There is no truth whatever in that report. I do not mean, however, to say that the state of Lord de Grey's health, for some time past, may not be such as to make him desirous to be relieved from the fatigues of that office. I now answer the special question of the hon. and gallant. Gentleman, with regard to the report as to the fact of Lord de Grey having resigned.