HC Deb 30 July 1845 vol 82 cc1256-7

On the Question that 39,000l. be granted for Foreign and other Secret Services,

Mr. Williams

objected to this Vote. There was none to which the people of England more strongly objected. Bearing in mind the statements made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department at the beginning of the Session, he presumed the whole of the Vote was administered by the Foreign Office; but never was a time when Secret Service Money was less required, and he should therefore move that the Vote be reduced to 20,000l.

The Committee divided on the Question, that the grant be 20,000l.:—Ayes 9, Noes 56: Majority 47.

Original Question agreed to.