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HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY, MARCH 29. Mr. J. O'CONNELL withdrew his motion on the state of Ireland. IRISH SAVINGS' BANKS. Mr. REYNOLDS moved for a select committee to report upon the circumstances connected with the failure of the St. Peter's parish savings' bank, Dublin, and into any security or liability that may exist for the satisfaction of the losses thereby occasioned. He went into a statement to show the extent of suffering produced by the failure of the bank in question, and the necessity which existed for so remodelling the law, with respect to savings' banks, as to render them safe places of deposit. The amount. due by the bank to its depositors was about £ o0,()00. The depositors be- lieved that tIle) had the security of the Imperial Exchequer for their deposits, whereas they had not lie, therefore, regarded the 1 reasury as moraily and legally liable to make good their losses. If lie were asked to point out a fund whence the payment fur this purpose should come, he would designate the surplus now in the possession ot the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt. Mr. NAPIER seconded the motion. Mr. H. HERBERT moved, as an amendment, to add to the case in questicfii those of Tïalee and Killarile)-, aid of Auchterarder in Scotland. Those cases, lie contended, were of equal hardship with that of the Dublin Bank. It was the impression of most of the depositors that the deposits were made on public security, and it was high time tiiat some legislation was had which would place the savings' banks upon a secure footing. Mr. F AGA" seconded the amendment. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER expressed a hope that the House would not be led away by its feelings to vote for the com- mittee sought for. The inquiry would, at present, be productive of but little advantage. He hoped to be able, this session, to in- troduce a bill the object of which would be to submit the institu- tions in question to more direct control. Mi. MORHlS (who was very indistinctly-heard) was understood to say that in the case of a failure of a savings' bank in that part of ihe country whence he came. the Lord-Lieutenant of the county of Carmarthen had made up ail ,the losses of depositors under (hear, hear). After some observations Lorn Mr. J. O'CONNELL, Mr. GROGAN, and 1r. KEOGH, Mr. GOULBURN explained the course pursued by the Govern- ment in 18 14, with respect to the savings' banks, a course he con- ten led did not render the public liable for the losses alluded to. The House thenidivi(led- For the amendment 49 j Against it 4'Z— 7 This announcement was received with much cheering by the supporters of the motion. The question then before the House was the main question, with the amendment added to it. I he discussion was about to be resumed, when loud cries for a division proceeded from iNIr. REYNOLDS and his Mr. F. O'CON- NOR observed that there were strangers in the gallery. Strangers were thellordered to withdraw, and the galleries were cleared. The discussion, however, continued for some time afterwards. Lord J. RUSSELL taking part in it. On the division at length taking place upon the main question, the numbers were— For the motion as amended 51 Against it 48—3 The Government was thus defeated a second time, and tne an- nouncement of the success of the motion elicited vociferous cheers from its supporters. The House adjourned at half-past ten.

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