(5.) Motion made, and Question proposed,
That a sum, not exceeding £8,045 5s. 1d. be granted to Her Majesty, to make good Excesses on certain Grants for Civil Services, for the year ended on the 31st day of March 1884, viz:—
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|CLASS II.—SALARIES AND EXPENSES OF CIVIL DEPARTMENTS.|
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|CLASS III.—LAW AND JUSTICE.|
|CLASS VI.—NON-EFFECTIVE AND CHARITABLE SERVICES.|
§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR
said, these excesses included a charge for persons picketed in Ireland; and he should like to ask the Government where the Treasury got the right to distribute public money without the assent of Parliament? There were really two sums in excess of those voted in Committee of Supply. These services were not contemplated or provided for by the Committee of Supply. The items were not mentioned in the Paper; but if the hon. Gentleman the Secretary to the Treasury would refer to the Constabulary Vote he would find that £80 had been so distributed. He moved the reduction of the Vote by £80.
Motion made, and Question,
That a sum, not exceeding £7,065 5s. 1d. be granted to Her Majesty, to make good Excesses for certain Grants for Civil Services, for the year ended on the 31st day of March 1884,"—(Mr. Arthur O'Connor,)
§ —put, and negatived.
§ Original Question put, and agreed to.
§ Resolutions to be reported To-morrow.
§ Committee to sit again upon Wednesday.
§ House adjourned at a quarter after Five o'clock in the morning.