HL Deb 01 May 1812 vol 22 cc1130-1
Lord Holland

rose to ask, whether it was the intention of the noble lord at the head of the Board of Trade, to lay any papers upon the table respecting the issue of notes by the bank of Ireland, those relative to the bank of England being already before the House, and the Gold Coin Bill which stood for a committee this night being now extended to Ireland?

Earl Bathurst

said, he had no intention to lay any papers of that description upon the table, but noble lords on the other side might have moved for them two months ago, and he should not have objected to their production.

Lord King

observed upon the necessity of having information on the subject before they came to the discussion, which was now for the first time extended to Ireland, where the sale of guineas, and the discount of Bank-notes, had been legalized.

The Earl of Liverpool

had no objection to the production of information respecting the bank of Ireland, but could not consent to delay the Bill for the purpose of waiting for the information. The only reason for not extending the Bill to Ireland last session, was the absence "of the Irish members.

The Earl off Lauderdale

contended on the contrary, that the difference in the si- tuition of Ireland compared with this country had been distinctly stated, as the reason for not extending the Bill to that part of the United Kingdom.

Lord Holland

concluded the conversation, by making a motion, for an account of notes issued by the bank of Ireland, which was agreed to.