HC Deb 21 February 1889 vol 333 cc35-6
Mr. JOHN MORLET (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

Sir, it will, perhaps, be convenient for the House if I now give notice that when we come to discuss the Address in reply to Her Majesty's most gracious Speech, I propose to move an Amendment upon the paragraph relating to administration in Ireland. I do not know whether I shall he in order in reading the terms of the motion I propose to make. My Amendment will be this:— Humbly to represent, to your Majesty that the present system of administration in Ireland is harsh, oppressive, and unjust; that it violates the rights and alienates the affections of your Majesty's Irish subjects, and is viewed with reprobation and aversion by the people of Great Britain; and also humbly to represent to your Majesty that such measures of conciliation should be adopted as may bring about the contentment of the Irish people, and establish a real union between Great Britain and Ireland.