HL Deb 04 July 1845 vol 82 cc2-3
On Motion of the Earl of Ripon

, Bill read 3a. An Amendment made.

The Marquess of Clanricarde

proposed the insertion of a clause, as a rider, to empower the Hibernian and Royal Bank, in Dublin, to exercise equal privileges with the other banks; which, under this Bill, would have the power of issuing notes in Dublin. These two banks had been going on under the impression that these privileges would some day or other be conceded to them.

The Earl of Ripon

felt it his duty to oppose the clause, but he did not wish to argue the question over again. The parties had been informed, as early as the year 1839, that no promise had been held out to them, or engagement entered into, by the Government, to extend to them the privileges they now asked.

Amendment negatived. Bill passed.

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