HC Deb 15 July 1856 vol 143 cc944-5

Order for Third Reading read.

Bill read 3°.


said, he would beg to advise the Government not to fill up vacancies in offices in Ireland which were intended to be immediately abolished. The practice prevailed, and the consequence was that healthy men became burdens for life on the funds of the country to the extent of their salaries. One gentleman thus happily circumstanced had said that he was indebted to his friends the Whigs for giving him £1,000 a year for reading the newspapers in his office, and he was indebted to his friends the Tories for giving him another £1,000 a year to read the newspapers at home. He hoped any vacancy which might occur in the five Masterships in Chancery or in the two Commissionerships in Bankruptcy would not be filled up.

Bill passed.