Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 85, 1830. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
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Martis, 30 die Martii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
Returns respecting Pilotage presented.
The House being informed that Mr. Berthon, from the Trinity House, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-Return of all sums received by the Corporation of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond, from the Thames River Pilots, in pursuance of the Acts 6 Geo. 4, c. 125, s. 4, for the year ending 31st December 1829; distinguishing the Payments of Three Guineas each from the Poundage paid upon the earnings of the said Pilots.
Dundee Gas Bill, (No. 2.) committed.
A Bill to establish a Company for lighting with Gas the Town of Dundee, and places adjacent, in the County of Forfar, was read a second time; and committed to Sir Ronald Ferguson, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Report of Liverpool Docks Bill, considered.
A Motion being made, That the Report, which, upon the 22d day of this instant March, was made from the Committee on the Bill for extending and amending the seyeral Acts relating to the Docks and Harbour of Liverpool, be now taken into further consideration:-And the House being informed that printed Copies of the Bill, as amended by the Committee, were delivered at the door to the Members of the House upon Tuesday last, pursuant to the Standing Order;
Ordered, That the Report be now taken into further consideration:-The House accordingly proceeded to take the Report into further consideration; and the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.
Crommelin Harbour (Ireland) Bill, committed.
A Bill for establishing and maintaining the Harbour of Port Crommelin, in the Bay of Cushenden, in the County of Antrim, was read a second time; and committed to Lord Viscount Castlereagh, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Carmarthen Roads Bill, passed.
An ingrossed Bill for more effectually maintaining and repairing several Roads from Carmarthen to Lampeterpontstephen, so far as relates to the Carmarthen District of Roads, and certain other Roads in the said County of Carmarthen, was read the third time.
Breconshire Roads Bill, passed.
An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads in the Counties of Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan, and for making and maintaining several new Branches of Road to communicate therewith, was read the third time.
Time for 2 on Stafford Improvement Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, regulating and improving the Streets, Lanes and other Public Passages and Places, within the Borough of Stafford, in the County of Stafford, be read a second time upon Monday next.
Account of Tiverton Turnpike Trust ordered.
Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the annual Receipt and Expenditure of the Tiverton Turnpike Trust, for the years 1828 and 1829, as returned to the Clerk of the Peace for the County of Devon.
Tiverton Roads Bill, committed.
A Bill for improving several Roads, and making certain new Roads in the Counties of Devon and Somerset, leading to and from the Town of Tiverton, and for amending an Act of His present Majesty, for repairing several Roads leading from and through the Town of Wiveliscombe, was read a second time; and committed to Lord Viscount Sandon, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Petition of the Trustees and Creditors on the Exeter Turnpike Roads, was presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That they may be heard by their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.
Report from Committee on Standing Orders.
Mr. Nicolson Calvert reported from the Select Committee, to whom shall be referred all Reports from Committees on Petitions for Private Bills, in which it shall be stated that any of the Standing Orders of this House have not been complied with; and that such Committee do report their opinion thereupon from time to time to the House; and to whom several Reports, stating that the Standing Orders have not been complied with, were referred; That they had made a further progress in the matters to them referred, and had come to a Resolution, which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same was read, and agreed to by the House; and is as followeth;
Resolved, That in the case of the Greenwich Improvement Petition, the Parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill; but that Notice be forthwith given three times in the newspapers, and affixed upon the doors of the several Churches in Greenwich for three Sundays in the month of April next; and that the Committee on the Bill do examine, in the first place, how far such Order shall have been complied with; and do report the same to the House on the Report of the Bill.
Greenwich Improvement Bill, ordered.
Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Improvement of the Town of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, and for the better Regulation of certain Charities there: And that Sir Edward Knatchbull and Mr. Honeywood do prepare, and bring it in:-And that leave be given to present the Bill on or before Tuesday the 20th day of April next.
Petition respecting Standing Orders on North Level Drainage Bill, reported.
Lord Francis Osborne reported from the Committee on the Petition of Steed Girdlestone and Alexander Mundell, Agents of Proprietors of lands in the North Level and Great Portsand, part of the Great Level of the fens called Bedford Level, Promoters of the North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill, praying for an alteration in the line of the intended Main Drain; That the Standing Orders relative to Drainage and Navigation Bills, had not been complied with; but it appeared that the Committee on the Bill for improving the Drainage of the Land lying in the North Level, and for providing a Navigation between Clows Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut, upon examining into the allegations thereof, were attended by Joseph Hannath, a Proprietor, through whose grounds the Main Drain proposed by the Bill was intended to be carried, who admitted that he had made no objection to the Line as proposed, until the 17th day of November last; but he informed the Committee that it would come very near to his dwellinghouse, and stated the consequences of the operation to be of a description which induced the Committee to desire that another Line should be adopted; and they have adjourned until the 28th day of April, to give time for this purpose; and the Report was brought up, and read.
Petition against Polloc and Govan Railway Bill.
A Petition of Robert Reid, Mahogany Merchant, in Glasgow, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making and maintaining a Railway from the Lands of Polloc and Govan to the River Clyde, at the Harbour of Broomielaw, in the County of Lanark, with a Branch to communicate therefrom; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.
Returns of Coals, ordered.
Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the several Counties in England and Wales into which Coals have been brought Coastwise, during the year 1829; with the number of Chaldrons entered, and the amount of Duty paid thereon, in each respective County.
Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Chaldrons of Coals imported into the County of Cornwall; distinguishing the quantity entered at each Custom House, with the amount of the Duties paid thereon for the year 1829.
Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.
A Petition of the Incorporation of Guildry or Merchants in the burgh of Stirling;-of Manufacturers, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Lane End and Lane Delph, in the Staffordshire Potteries;-of the Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the royal burgh of Linlithgow; -and, of the principal Baillie, the resident Baillies, and the Birleymen or Councillors of the barony of Gorbals, comprehending the districts of Gorbals, of Hutchesontown, of Trades Town, of Lauries Town, and of King's Town, on the south side of the River Clyde from the city of Glasgow, -were presented, and read; praying, That at the earliest period allowed by law, such measures may be adopted as shall secure to all His Majesty's subjects in the United Kingdom a free trade to all the countries situated to the eastward of the Cape of Good Hope, and the liberty of proceeding to and residing in those countries under such regulations as to the House may seem proper and consistent with the good government, tranquillity and safety of the British Possessions in the East Indies:
Petitions against throwing open the Beer Trade.
A Petition of several Proprietors and Occupiers of Inns and Licensed Victualling-houses within the district of the Staffordshire Potteries, and in the immediate neighbourhood thereof;-of Maltsters, Innkeepers and Licensed Victuallers of Leicester;-of Licensed Victuallers in the city of Coventry and county of the same city;-and, of Brewers and Publicans residing in Boston, in the county of Lincoln;-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners view with consternation and dismay the proposed measure to throw open the Beer Trade; and praying the House to take this important subject into their serious consideration, and grant the Petitioners such relief as to the House shall seem meet.
A Petition of the Licensed Victuallers of the parish of Trowbridge, in the county of Wilts, was also presented, and read; praying the House, That they will not pass any law to throw open the sale of Beer by Retail; and trusting, that in the event of such law passing, it will, in justice and mercy to the Petitioners, take their case into its consideration, and afford them relief.
Petitions for mitigating severity of the Criminal Law.
A Petition of Inhabitant Householders of West Bromwich, in the county of Stafford;-of Inhabitants of the city of Coventry;-of Banbury and its vicinity;-and, of Bankers, Merchants and Manufacturers of Derby and its vicinity,-were presented, and read; praying the House to make such amendments in that part of the criminal law which relates to capital punishments as may lead to the abolition of their frequency.
Petition for Duty on Importation of Lead.
A Petition of Proprietors and Adventurers in the lead mines of Nedderdale, in the west riding of the county of York, was presented, and read; praying, That the Duty on Lead and the ores of Lead imported, may be further increased to such an amount as shall afford to the Petitioners a remunerative price on the Lead used for home consumption; and that an equivalent protection be granted on that which may be needed for the supply of the British colonies.
Petition for repeal of Duty on Tobacco.
A Petition of Joseph Cox, Owner and Occupier of land in Wisbech High Fen, in the Isle of Ely, and county of Cambridge, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the occupiers of land throughout England are prohibited by an Act of Parliament from growing Tobacco, except to a very limited extent; that such prohibition is alike impolitic and unjust, and directly opposed to the principles of free trade, so strenuously recommended by political economists; and complaining of general distress; and praying the House not only to repeal the taxes on Beer, Cider and Leather, but also those on Malt and Hops, and to supply the deficiency in the revenue that may ensue by compelling His Majesty's Ministers to adopt the most rigid system of retrenchment and economy in every department of the State.
Petitions against burning Widows in India.
A Petition of Members of the Congregation of Wesleyan Methodists assembling for divine worship in Stanhopestreet Chapel, Liverpool;-in Mount Pleasant Chapel, Liverpool;-in Pit-street Chapel, Liverpool;-of Members of the Church and Congregation assembling for divine worship in Rose-place Chapel, Liverpool;-in Maguirestreet Chapel, Liverpool;-in Pall Mall Chapel, Liverpool; -and, in Bethesda Chapel, Duncan-street East, Liverpool, -were presented, and read; praying the House to adopt such further measures as may effectually secure the abolition of the practice in India of burning widows on the funeral piles of their husbands.
Petition respecting Labourers Wages.
A Petition of Inhabitants of Tipton, in the county of Stafford, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the labouring classes of that parish, who are principally employed in the ironworks, collieries and manufacturing branches of trade there carried on, suffer the severest hardships and privations; that the Petitioners do not attribute these calamities to the depression of trade only, being well convinced that they are in a great degree occasioned by the evasions of the law requiring the due payment of wages in money; and praying, That the House will adopt such means to compel the due payment of wages in money only, and otherwise remedy the existing evils in such manner as may be thought most expedient.
Petition complaining of Distress.
A Petition of Freeholders and Inhabitants of North Nibley, in the county of Gloucester;-and, of Owners and Occupiers and other Inhabitants of Woodchurch, in the county of Kent,-were presented, and read; praying the House to adopt such Legislative measures as may be necessary to alleviate the sufferings with which they, in common with most of their fellow subjects, are so heavily afflicted, and which they consider can be effected only by a reduction of taxation.
Navy Pay Bill, presented. No. 213.
Mr. Frankland Lewis presented a Bill to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Pay of the Royal Navy: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday the 19th day of April next.
Returns of Duty on Playing Cards, ordered.
Accounts of Wool, ordered.
Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of British Wool that may have been exported from the Port of London, and the Out Ports, to any Foreign County, since the passing of the Law allowing such exports (5 Geo. 4, c. 47) up to the present time.
Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Foreign Wool that may have been imported into the Port of London, or the Out Ports, during the last six years to the present time, as far as the same can be made out; distinguishing the years in which, and the Countries from whence, such Importations have been made.
Leave of Absence.
Tithes Exchange Bill, deferred.
The House was moved, That the Order made upon the 12th day of this instant March, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon Thursday the 8th day of April next, upon the Bill to enable Rectors, Vicars, and other Incumbents of Ecclesiastical Benefices and Livings in England and Wales to exchange their Tithes for Corn Rents, by agreement with the owners of lands, might be read; and the same being read;
Petition against Galway Franchise Bill.
A Petition of James Hardiman Burke, Esquire, Mayor of Galway, was presented and read; taking notice of the Bill to repeal so much of an Act passed in Ireland in the fourth year of the reign of King George the First, for the better regulating the Town of Galway, and for strengthening the Protestant Interest therein, as limits the Franchise created by the said Act to Protestants only; and praying, That he may be heard by counsel at the bar of the House against the same.
Accounts of Customs Duties and Drawbacks, ordered.
Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the total net amount of Duties of Customs charged on Merchandize of all kinds imported into the United Kingdom, after deducting the amount of Drawback allowed on exportation of the same, between 5th January 1820 and 5th January 1830; distinguishing each year.
Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the gross amount of the Duties of Customs charged on Importation of Sugar into the United Kingdom from the British West Indies and Mauritius, for the same period.
Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the net amount of Duties of Customs received on Importation of Sugar from the British Colonies in the West Indies and Mauritius, also for the same period.
Haddenham Inclosure Bill, passed.
Petitions against Monks Risborough Inclosure Bill.
A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of land in Monks Risborough;-and, of Poor Inhabitants of Monks Risborough, in the county of Buckingham,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Monks Risborough, in the County of Buckingham; and praying, That they may be heard by their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.
Petition for repeal of Duty on Coals imported into Ireland.
A Petition of Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, Householders and other Inhabitants of the parish of Saint Paul, in the city of Dublin, was presented, and read; praying the House, That all Duties, whether local or general, on the importation of Coals into Ireland, may be forthwith repealed.
Neroche Forest (Somerset) Inclosure Bill, passed.
A Motion being made, That the ingrossed Bill for inclosing the Forest of Roach otherwise Roche otherwise Neroach otherwise Neroche, in the Parishes of Broadway, Bickenhall, Beercrocombe, Ilton, Barrington, Ashill, Illminster, Whitelackington, Curland, Donyatt, Isle-Abbotts, Hatchbeauchamp, and the Tithing of Domett, in the Parish of Buckland Saint Mary, or some or one of them, in the County of Somerset, be now read the third time;
Lord Viscount Lowther, by His Majesty's Command, acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Bill, gives His Consent, as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned, that the House may do therein as they shall think fit.
The Lords have agreed to
Dorchester Road Bill.
Gainsburgh and East Retford Road Bill.
A Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the West end of Gainsburgh Bridge to East Retford and to Gringley-on-theHill, in the County of Nottingham: And also,
The Lords have passed Muskett's Divorce Bill.
The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Joseph Salisbury Muskett, Esquire, with Mary Muskett, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:- And then the Messengers withdrew.
Account of Court of Session Fee Fund, presented.
Mr. William Peel presented to the House, pursuant to their Address to His Majesty,-An Account of the Fee Fund of the Court of Session in Scotland, established by the 50th Geo. 3, c. 112, showing the receipts from the Fund and the application thereof, from 21st June 1821.
Answer to Addresses.
Mr. Secretary Peel reported to the House, That their several Addresses of the 22d, 23d, 25th and 29th days of this instant March (that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to give directions that the Papers therein mentioned might be laid before this House) had been presented to His Majesty; and that His Majesty had commanded him to acquaint this House, That He will give directions accordingly.
Statements of Committals, presented. No. 197
Mr. William Peel presented to the House,-Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 29th day of this instant March, for Summary Statements of the number of Persons charged with Criminal Offences who were committed to the different Gaols in England and Wales, for trial at the Assizes and Sessions held for the several Counties, Cities, Towns and Liberties therein, during the last seven years, distinguishing the Number in each year, and showing the nature of the Crimes respectively of which they were convicted, acquitted, and with which those were charged against whom no Bills were found, and who were not prosecuted; also, the sentences of those convicted, and the number executed who received sentence of Death.
Order for Printing Returns, discharged.
The House was moved, That the Order made upon Friday last for printing the Returns from the Clerks of the Crown and Clerks of the Peace of the several Counties, &c. in Ireland, of the number of Persons committed to the different Gaols thereof for trial, in the year 1829, might be read; and the same being read;
Muskett's Divorce Bill, read.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Joseph Salisbury Muskett, Esquire, with Mary Muskett his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.
Returns from the Court of Chancery, ordered.
Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of original Causes, Pleas, Demurrers, Exceptions, Further Directions, and Bankrupt Petitions, set down for hearing on the Lord Chancellor's Paper, and now remaining unheard; specifying the times of setting down the same respectively.
Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Causes, Exceptions and Further Directions, set down for hearing before the Master of the Rolls, and now remaining unheard; specifying the time of setting down the same respectively.
Motion respecting Land Revenues of the Crown.
A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That a Select Committee be appointed to take into consideration the State and Management of the Land Revenues of the Crown which are under the Superintendence of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, and to report upon the most efficient means of rendering the same available to the exigencies of the Country;
Mercurii, 31 die Martii, 1830.
|The House divided.|
|The Yeas went forth.|
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Mr. Whittle Harvey,||46.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Mr. Planta,||98.|
|Sir George Clerk:|
Constabulary (Ireland) Bill, ordered.
The House was moved, That the Act 54 Geo. 3, c. 131, to provide for the better Execution of the Laws in Ireland, by appointing Superintending Magistrates and additional Constables in Counties in certain cases, might be read; and the same was read.
The House was also moved, That the Act 55 Geo. 3, c. 13, to amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to provide for the better execution of the Laws in Ireland by appointing Superintending Magistrates and additional Constables in Counties, in certain cases, might be read; and the same was read.
The House was also moved, That the Act 57 Geo. 3, c. 22, to amend two Acts of the fifty-fourth and fifty-fifth years of his Majesty's reign, to provide for the better execution of the Laws in Ireland, by appointing Superintending Magistrates and additional Constables in Counties, in certain cases, might be read; and the same being read;
Fever Hospitals (Ireland) Bill, committed.
A Bill to extend the Powers of Grand Juries in the execution of an Act of the fifty-eighth year of his late Majesty's reign, for establishing Fever Hospitals in Ireland, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for this day.
Report Supply deferred.
Galway Franchise Bill, deferred.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to repeal so much of an Act passed in Ireland, in the fourth year of the reign of King George the First, for the better regulating the Town of Galway, and for strenghening the Protestant Interest therein, as limits the Franchise created by the said Acts to Protestants only.