HC Deb 17 February 1853 vol 124 c181

said, he wished to inquire whether it was the intention of the right hon. Gentleman the Chief Secretary for Ireland to bring in a Bill for the abolition of Ministers' Money before the Easter recess, and, if so, whether he would do so before the Irish assizes commenced, in order that Members representing Ireland should have the opportunity of being in attendance? He could assure the right hon. Baronet that considerable anxiety prevailed in Ireland on the subject, and especially in Cork and Dublin.


, in reply, said, that he was perfectly aware of the anxiety existing on the question to which the hon. Gentleman had alluded. The question had been under the consideration of the Government, and there was a measure in a state of forwardness which the Government hoped to present, if not before Easter, immediately after. It required a great deal of consideration to frame a measure which the House would be likely to pass; and he hoped the hon. Gentleman would be satisfied with the assurance that a measure would be introduced in the early part of the Session, and as soon as possible.