§ Mr. Planta moved for a New Writ for a Member to serve in Parliament for the County of Kerry, in the place of the right hon. Maurice Fitzgerald, who has accepted the office of Vice-Treasurer of Ireland.
§ Mr. Hume
said, he was very sorry to hear of the appointment. The office was one of those which he had expected would have been abolished. He expected that any opportunity which occurred to abolish it would have been eagerly embraced, as it might have been dispensed with ever since the Union. It was to him most extraordinary that Government should have filled up the vacancy when there was a Resolution on the Table of the House, that every part of the expenditure which could be saved ought to be saved. There might have been some delicacy towards removing the hon. Member who held the office; but when he was removed by another appointment he did expect the office would have been done away. He had heard the report of the appointment, but he could not believe it. People could not expect that one Member of Parliament should be sent to the colonies from a useless office, and that another should supply his place at home. He was sorry to hear the Motion, but he could not, of course, oppose it.
§ Mr. Planta
next moved for a New Writ to return a Burgess to sit in Parliament for Corfe Castle, in the room of G. Bankes, Esq., who had accepted the office of one of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury.—Ordered.
§ A New Writ was also ordered to be issued for East Looc, in the room of Henry Hope, Esq., who had accepted the office of Groom of the Bed-chamber.