HC Deb 10 May 1858 vol 150 c336

said, he rose to move that a New Writ be issued for the election of a Burgess for the City of Limerick, in the room of Major Gavin, unseated on petition.

Motion made and Question proposed,— That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Ireland, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Citizen to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Limerick, in the room of George Gavin, esquire, whose Election has been determined to be void.


said, that at the commencement of every Session it had been usual to agree to an order that when a Member was unseated for bribery, the Motion for a New Writ should not be made until after a week's notice. In this case the hon. Gentleman had been unseated for acts of bribery committed by his agents. The practice which he had referred to was a sound one, and he thought, therefore, that it was unadvisable that the House should at present agree to the Motion.


said, there was no such Sessional Order at present in existence, or he should have given the usual notice required by it.


said, he believed the notice required was two days, and not one week.


said, the Committee was not called upon to make any special Report as to whether much bribery and corruption existed in the borough. They did not receive any evidence to show that that was the case.

Motion by leave withdrawn.