The Marquess of Westmeath
, seeing the noble Secretary of State for the Home Department in his place, wished to know from him, whether the Government had any intention to propose any measure to Parliament in consequence of the disclosures made at the late trials at Kilkenny? It was manifest that there was, in Ireland, a party which had for its object to trample under foot all law and all order. He did not mean to say this with reference to Protestant or Catholic, but that such was the state of Ireland, and he was desirous to know whether the Government had any intention, before the Parliament separated, to propose any measure to put an end to that state of things?
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admitted, that the state of things to which the noble Marquess alluded deserved the most serious attention of Government, and could assure the noble Marquess, that the subject would meet with the most serious attention. But he was not prepared to say that the Government intended for the present to propose any new measure on the subject.