§ Viscount Duncannon
having moved the Order of the Day for considering the objections of the Commons to the amendments made by their Lordships in this bill, briefly stated the import of those amendments to be this—that by the insertion of the word "and" for" or," it rendered it necessary to apply for a license to keep arms, both to the clerk of petty sessions, and to the quarter sessions also. This it was considered would lead to great inconvenience and unnecessary annoyance, and the House of Commons had, consequently, refused to concur in these amendments. What he had now to do was to move that their Lordships should not insist upon their amendments.
§ The Earl of Charleville
said that although he believed, from information he had received, that the precaution proposed by the amendments was a very necessary 1048 one, in the present state of Ireland, yet he should not press their Lordships to ad-here to those amendments, on the present occasion, as their so doing might lead lo the loss of the bill.
Motion agreed to.