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RATE IN AID (IRELAND) BILL.

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RATE IN AID (IRELAND) BILL. The adjourned debate on this bill was resumed by Mr.GROGAM, who, in opposing the resolutions, reiterated many of the argu- ments of precodingspeukers. He WAS followed by Mr. CALT,ACT-TA- Mr. M. J. O'CONNEI.L, Capr, JONES, Mr. EUENCH, and Mr. CONNOLLY, in opposition to the resolutions. Lord CASTi. ETVF.AGH regretted the course which had been taken by Sir R. Peel upon this question, since it had seriously damaged the chance of resisting this tax, which Was not a landlords' tax, but one from which the poor occupier would suffer. Mr. M'CAI.I.AQLI supported the resolutions. The Earl of LINCOLN had greater difficulty than he had ever felt in coming to a decision upon this question, not that he felt any doubt as to the principle of the measure or the merits of the plan but in the relative circumstances vf the two countries, it was diHi- cult to yes" or no" without knowing something of the changes to be made in the Poor Law, and the measures in contemplation affecting the social condition of Ireland. He could not agree with Lord John Russell in basing this proposition upon the principle of equivalent taxation or that this was a temporary expedient to meet a temporary evil; it was a temporary remedy for an increas- ing evil. He thought thu amendment of Mr. BlackaU offered a far more efficient means of effecting the object in view, and less mischievous than the proposition of the Government. He should, therefore, vote with him, and if that amendment failed, he should support an income-tax of 7d. for Ireland, instead of a late of 6d. Colonel DOXNB, in opposition to the resolutions, urged over again many of the topics put forward by preceding speakers. Mr..MUM/, thought the proposition of the Government was a bad O'iP but as he considered that all poor-rates should be na- tional rates, he should vote for the amendment, as he thought it more just. .Mr. MOORB said he should vo'e with the proposition of the Go- vernment, not because it was n good measure, but because it was the only one proposed that would adequately meet the emergency. iVI r. 8c. GKOKGE opposed that proposition, and supported the amendment. Lord J. RussRLL, in reply, denied that he had proposed this raw in aid aSIlJl equivalent for taxation not now imposed upon Ireland, and answer. d the objection of Lore1 Lincoln as to the imperfection of the Poor Law valuation. With reference to the plan suggested by Sir R. Peel, he said it deserved the greatest re- aped, though the circumstances of the present times were so dif- ferent from those when the settlement of Ulster took place that a similar policy might not now answer. The committee then (tivi(ie(i- A gainst the amendment i37 For the amendment 161 Majority against the aiiieiidrrierit -73 A second divison took piace upon a proposition of Mr. REY- NOLDS, to eoniine the rate to the salaries of Government officers, mortgagees, annuitants, and absentees, which was likewise nega- tived, by 211 to oi. A third division, upon the main question, affirmed the resolu- tions proposed by the Government by 206 to 31. The resolutions were then reported, and the House adjourned at a quarter to two o'clock.

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