HC Deb 24 April 1856 vol 141 c1468

MR. GROGAS moved— That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that, as an Exhibition of Fireworks has been ordered for the amusement and gratification of the inhabitants of this Metropolis, She will be graciously pleased to direct that similar Exhibitions of Fireworks be made for the amusement and gratification of the inhabitants of Dublin and Edinburgh.


seconded the Motion.


said, he had been in communication with the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the subject, and his Excellency had signified his intention to direct arrangements to be made for the recreation of the people of Dublin simultaneously with the rejoicings of the inhabitants of the English metropolis.


said, the Government would not oppose the Motion, thinking it quite right that the three capitals of the United Kingdom should partake in the feelings of rejoicing which the whole country would evince at the conclusion of peace.


said, he would prefer that the money proposed to be spent in these childish exhibitions should be bestowed upon hospitals and other useful institutions.

Motion agreed to.