William Godwin's Diary


Daniel Harvey (1786–1863) proposed a motion for an inquiry into the pensions list, as printed on 28 August 1832, ‘with a view that no person be allowed to continue on that list, in the receipt of public money, but such only as had a real claim on the benevolence of the Monarch, or those who by the discharge of their duties in the public service, or by their attainments in science, had deserved the gracious consideration of their Sovereign and of their country.’ The motion was defeated by a majority of 242.

See The Times, 6 May 1834.