HC Deb 29 July 1842 vol 65 cc869-70

The following resolution was reported:—

"That her Majesty be authorised to guarantee the interest, at a rate of not more than 4 per cent. per annum, of a loan to an amount not exceeding 1,500,000lfor the service of the province of Canada; and that provision be made out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the payment from time to time of such sums of money as may become payable by her Majesty under such guarantee."

On the question, that it be read a second time,

Mr. Hume

opposed the motion on the ground that he did not see why this country should be called upon to pay the interest of a million and a half of money.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

said, that if the hon. Gentleman had read with attention the papers which had been laid upon the Table with respect to this loan, he would have found that the expense would not be thrown upon the mother country. It was a loan necessary for the colony, and for the fulfilment of an honourable pledge given by her Majesty. Some public works had been commenced in Canada upon the faith of this loan, and there was not the slightest doubt that it would be of the greatest advantage to the colony, in improving its navigation, and promoting its commercial facilities.


complained, that in spite of the pledges of the Government, and the decision of a majority of forty-four Members of that House, similar assistance had not been extended to the public works of Ireland. He did not know why such a distinction was made in favour of Canada.

Mr. W. Williams

thought the right hon. Gentleman ought to state what those public works were, which he stated to be going on in Canada.

The House divided:—Aces 89; Noes 9: Majority 80.

List of the AYES.
Acland, Sit T. D. Hawkes, T.
Acland, T. D. Henley, J. W,
A'Court, Capt. Herbert, hon. S.
Aglionby, H. A. Hornby, J.
Aldam, W. Howard, P. H.
Arkwright, G. Hussey, T.
Baldwin, B. Inglis, Sir R. H.
Baring, hon. W. B, Jermyn, Earl.
Barrington, Visct. Jones, Capt.
Bateson, R. Kemble,
Blackhurne, J. I. Lincoln, Earl of
Baldero, H.G. Litton, E.
Borthwick, P. Lowther, J. H.
Broadley, H. Maclean, D.
Brotherton, J. McGeachy, F. A.
Bruce, Lord E. Martin. C. W.
Buller, Sir J. Y. Meynell, Capt.
Clayton, R. R. Morgan, O.
Clerk, Sir G. Morris, D.
Cockburn, rt.hn.Sir G. Napier, Sir C
Cripps, W. Nicholl, right hon. J.
Damer, hon. Col. Palmer, R.
Darby, G. Palmerston, Visct.
Diverts, E. Parker, J.
Douglas, Sir C. E. Peel, rt. hon. Sir R.
Duncombe, hon. A. Philips, M.
Eliot, Lord Pollock, Sir F.
Escott, B. Pringle, A.
Fitzroy, Capt. Pulsford, R.
Fleming, J. W. Rushbrooke, Col.
Flower, Sir J. Stanley, Lord
Follett, Sir W. W. Stewart, J.
Forbes, W, Stuart, H.
Fuller, A. E. Sutton, hon. H. M.
Gaskell,J. Milnes Taylor, J. A.
Gladstone, rt,hn.W.E. Trollope, Sir J.
Gordon, hon. Capt. Tufnell, H.
Gore, M. Vivian, J. E.
Goulburn, rt hon. H. Williams, T. P.
Graham, rt.hn. Sir J. Wood, B
Greene, T. Wood, G. W
Guest, Sir. J. Wortley, hon. J. S.
Hamilton, W. J. Young, J.
Hamilton, Lord C. TELLERS.
Hampden, R. Fremantle Sir T.
Hardinge, rt. hn.SirH. Baring, H.
List of the NOES.
Cobden, R. Duncombe, T.
Crawford, W. S. Hindley, C.
Duncan, Hume, J.
O'Connell, M. J. TELLERS.
Wawn, J. T. Bowring, Dr.
Williams, W. French, F.

Resolution read a second time

Bill pursuant thereto brought in and read a first time.

Adjourned at one o'clock.