Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 20, 1714-1717. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 10 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day James Earl of Derby and William Lord Bishop of Oxford took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Standing Orders, Judges to attend the Committee about those which relate to Judicature.
The House being informed, from the Committee appointed to consider of the Roll of Standing Orders, and to report to the House what Alterations they shall think proper to be made therein, "That their Lordships think it necessary, in respect of the Orders relating to Judicature, that some of the Judges should be appointed to assist the said Committee:"
It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Commons Pleas, and the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, do attend the said Committee, upon Notice given them for that Purpose.
Land Tax Bill.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, to be raised by a Land Tax in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifteen."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Delawar reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Committee for considering of the Standing Orders, to propose new ones.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Roll of Standing Orders, and to report to the House what Alterations they shall think proper to be made therein, be also empowered to propose such new Orders as they shall think proper, in order to be made Standing Orders of this House.
Lord Digby's Petition.
Ordered, That all the Lords this Day present, who were not formerly appointed of the Committee to whom the Petition of William Lord Digby is referred, be added to the said Committee.
Land Tax Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, to be raised by a Land Tax in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifteen."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Gery and Mr. Rogers:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, undecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.