HL Deb 07 February 1831 vol 2 c195
Lord King

rose to give notice that he intended, on that day fortnight, to move their Lordships to order a copy of the Report made by the Archbishop of Dublin to the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, respecting what was called the Union of Wicklow, to be laid before them. It was necessary that he should give this notice, in order that some persons might be prepared to defend the conduct of the Archbishop of Dublin. It was also necessary, perhaps, that he should give their Lordships an outline of the course he meant to pursue. It would appear by the Report, of which he meant to move for a copy, that the Archbishop of Dublin reported to the Privy Council, that the income of the Union of Wicklow was only 909l., and it was on that Report that the Privy Council gave its consent to the measure. But he had reason to believe that the income, instead of being 909l., was 1,800l., or perhaps 1,900l. Such false and improper statements, should the case be made out, would be a sufficient ground to address the Crown to dissolve the Union, brought about by such false pretexts. His Lordship concluded by giving notice, that he would move for a copy of the Report on that day fortnight, and moved that their Lordships be summoned.