Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 3 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Henry Booth Esquire to settle his own and his Father's Estate."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Bill concerning Privilege of Parliament.
ORDERED, That on Thursday Morning next this House will take into Consideration the Bill concerning Privilege of Parliament.
Next, the House took into Consideration the Report of the Conference Yesterday with the House of Commons, concerning the leaving out of the Clause in a Proviso concerning the breaking open of the Houses of Peers, in the Bill of Subsidy.
And, after some Debate thereof,
The Question being put, "Whether to agree with the House of Commons in leaving out the said Clause in the Proviso?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. for a Conference on the Pet. against Popery; and that the Lords agree to the Subsidy Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir William Childe and Sir William Beversham:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, about the Petition to be presented to His Majesty against the Growth of Popery.
Also to let them know, that their Lordships agree with the House of Commons, for leaving out the Clause in the Proviso in the Bill of Subsidy concerning breaking open the Houses of Peers.
Additional Excise Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for an additional Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow Morning, the First Business.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
Answer from H. C.
That the House of Commons will give their Lordships a Conference, as is desired.
These Lords following were appointed Managers of this Conference with the House of Commons: Lord Steward, Marquis of Worcester, Earl of Essex, Earl of Anglesey, Bishop of Winton, and Lord Ashley.
The Committee concerning poor Prisoners are to meet this Afternoon.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Bill to prohibit the Importation of Brandy.
The Earl of Dorsett reported, "That the Committee for the Bill to prohibit Importation of Foreign Brandy have made some Amendments therein."
Which Amendments being read Twice, and after some Debate thereof, it is ORDERED, That the said Bill is re-committed, to be further considered of; and the Committee to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
L. Holles, Complaint against L. C. Justice of K. B.
Whereas there is a Petition of the Lord Holles depending in this House, against the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all such Persons as the Lord Holles shall think fit to summon, for making out the Matters complained of in the said Petition, are hereby required to attend, at the Bar of this House, on Monday the Sixth Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Manner of managing Conferences.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider what is the ancient Way of managing Conferences with the House of Commons; and make Report thereof unto the House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, quartum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.