HC Deb 17 November 1884 vol 293 c1830

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is in a position to give an assurance that any moneys which the Government may give, either by way of gratuity, allowance, or pension, to Messrs. Cornwall and French, will be placed upon the Estimates and submitted to the Vote of this House, and not paid out of any secret fund?


The hon. Member must, I think, be aware that in no case could the Irish Government be in any way concerned in, or responsible for, the grant of a pension to an official of the Post Office Department. So far as I am concerned, I am quite willing to state that no money will be paid out of any secret fund to Mr. French.