HC Deb 09 July 1855 vol 139 c645

Order for Second Reading read.


said, he did not intend to object to that part of the Bill which referred to Lady Raglan, but he thought it was highly objectionable to tax posterity for an annuity for the present Lord Raglan. If anything was to be done for that young nobleman it ought to be in the shape of a sum of money paid by the present generation. The annuity proposed for Lord Raglan exceeded the pensions conferred upon very distinguished officers who had rendered great service to their country. For example, Lord Rodney obtained only, 2,000l. a year, and the same sum was conferred upon the descendants of Lord Nelson; yet no one would say that the services rendered by the late Lord Raglan were to be compared to those rendered by either of those distinguished men. Lord Gough had only 1,000l. a year, although his services were at least as valuable as those of Lord Raglan. He could mention other cases of the same kind, but, after the opinion expressed by the House upon a former occasion, he should not oppose the second reading of the Bill, contenting himself with having addressed those few remarks to the House.

Bill read 2°.

The House adjourned at Two o'clock.