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Lunæ, 8 die Martii; Anno 11 Georgii IVti Regis, 1830.
Report of Carnatic Commissioners, presented. No. 114. Dundee and Newtyle Railway Bill, presented. Monks Risborough Inclosure Bill, presented. Haddenham Inclosure Bill, presented. Ringmer and Hurst Green Roads Bill, presented. Tanjore Creditors Bill, presented. Order for Trent and Mersey Canal Bill, discharged. Another Bill ordered. Walsall Road Bill, presented. Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill, presented. Report from Committee on Standing Orders. Dartmouth Bridge. Courtown Harbour and Railway. Dundee Harbour. Caithness Roads and Statute Labour. Galway Dock and Canal. New River Company. New River Company Bill, ordered. Dundee Harbour Bill, ordered. Heigham Bridge Bill, presented. Tweed Fisheries Bill, presented. Tay Ferries Bill, presented. Petition for further Time for Hungerford (Westminster) Market Bill. Leave given. Galway Dock and Canal Bill, ordered. Peebles Roads Bill, presented. Peebles Statute Labour Bill, presented. Dundee Gas Bill (No. 1.), presented. Port Glasgow Harbour Bill, presented. Edinburgh Advocates Widows Fund Bill, presented. Caithness Statute Labour Bill, ordered. Leicester and Swannington Railway Bill, presented. Abergavenny Roads Bill, committed. Hagley Inclosure Bill, presented. Bolton Improvement Bill, presented. Hollingrake's Patent Bill, presented. Edenfield and Little Bolton Roads Bill, presented. Bolton and Blackburn Roads Bill, presented. Galway Dock and Canal Bill, presented. Courtown Harbour Bill, ordered. Elgin Roads and Bridges Bill, presented. Invernessshire Statute Labour Bill, presented. Petition against Congleton and Buxton Road Bill. Forth and Clyde Junction Canal Road Bill, presented. Birmingham and London Junction Canal Bill, presented. Birmingham (St. Martin's) Burial Ground Bill, presented. Portman Market Bill, presented. Pickford Brook Road Bill, committed. Kingsbury Episcopi Inclosure Bill, presented. Chard Roads Bill, ordered. Weston Zoyland Inclosure Bill, presented. Yeovil Improvement Bill, presented. Acle and Yarmouth Road Bill, presented. Othery Drainage Bill, presented. Caxton Inclosure Bill, presented. Chard Roads Bill, presented. Garscube and Possil Roads Bill, presented. Everton (Lancaster) Church Bill, presented. Petition in favour of Broomielaw (Glasgow) Railway and Tunnel Bill. Charminster Inclosure Bill, presented. Bridport Roads Bill, passed. Order for Tiverton, Roads Bill, discharged. Another Bill ordered. Dartmouth Bridge Bill, ordered. Wolverhampton Church Bill, presented. London Arcade Bill, presented. Petition against Lambeth Bridge Bill. Tiverton Roads Bill, presented. Dartmouth Bridge Bill, presented. Clifton Bridge Bill, committed. Lakenheath Inclosure Bill, presented. Southwold Harbour Bill, presented. Waterford Harbour Bill, presented. Waterford Roads Bill, presented. Carlisle and Penrith Road Bill, presented. Standon Inclosure Bill, presented. Wistow Inclosure Bill, presented. Derby Road Bill, presented. Stockport Junction Railway Bill, presented. Caithness Roads and Statute Labour Bill, presented. Dundee Harbour Bill, presented. Wibsey Road Bill, presented. Stockton and Darlington Railway Bill, presented: Sheffield Waterworks Bill; presented. Sheffield and Wakefield Road Bill, committed. Dunham Bridge Bill, presented. Tonbridge and Ightham Road Bill, presented. Neroche Forest Inclosure Bill, committed. Foleshill Poor Bill, presented. Great Strickland Inclosure Bill, presented. Surrey Coal Meters Bill, presented. Addington Inclosure Bill, presented. Lords Message considered. Tables of Fees laid on the Table. Nos. 111 & 112. Leave of Absence. Petitions complaining of Distress. Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties. Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter. The Lords have passed. Fructuozo's Nat. Bill. Address for Statement of Sheriffs Expenses. Petitions respecting Hindoo Widows. Papers respecting Kerry County Court House, ordered. Petition complaining of the mode of levying Public Cess (Ireland.) Returns to be printed. Nos. 115 & 116. Nos. 117, 118, 119, 120, 121 & 122. Returns, &c. ordered: Contracts. Military Guards. Penitentiary (Milbank.) Appointments in Public Departments. Petition against Duty on Importation of Foreign Corn. Petition against Watching, &c. Parishes Bill. Returns to be made forthwith. Tithe Composition (Ireland.) First Fruits (Ireland.) Abstract of Poor Returns, ordered. Accounts, &c. ordered: Stamp Duties. Finance Accounts. Public Accounts. Marine Mutiny Bill, presented. Defaulters Names called over. Committee of Supply. Account of British Museum, referred. Motion respecting Bombay Judicature. Martis, 9 die Martii, 1830: Committee on Dramatic Writings Bill. Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Consideration of Resolutions of Supply, deferred. East Retford Bill, reported. Report Ways and Means. Annual Duties. Ways and Means, deferred. Exchequer Bills (£.12,000,000.) Bill, reported. Transfer of Aids Bill, reported. Watching, &c. Parishes Bill, committed. Mutiny Bill, committed. Answer to Addresses. Report on Courts of Common Law, presented. No. 123. Haymarket Removal Bill, ordered. Accounts of Bankrupts and Insolvents, ordered. Haymarket Removal Bill, presented. No. 113. Dundee Gas Bill (No. 2.), presented. Petition for further Time for Polloc and Govan Railway Bill. Leave given.

Lunæ, 8 die Martii; Anno 11 Georgii IVti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Report of Carnatic Commissioners, presented. No. 114.

THE House being informed that Mr. Parkhouse, from the Commissioners for investigating the debts of the late Nabobs of the Carnatic, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, p ursuant to the directions of several Acts of Parliament,- The Twenty-sixth Report of the Commissioners appointed under an agreement concluded on the 10th of July 1805, between the East India Company and the private Creditors of the late Nabobs of the Carnatic:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Report do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Dundee and Newtyle Railway Bill, presented.

Mr. Stuart Wortley presented a Bill to amend an Act for making a Railway from Dundee to Newtyle: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Monks Risborough Inclosure Bill, presented.

The Marquis of Chandos presented a Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Monks Risborough, in the County of Buckingham: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Haddenham Inclosure Bill, presented.

The Marquis of Chandos presented a Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Haddenham, in the County of Bucks: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Ringmer and Hurst Green Roads Bill, presented.

Mr. Burrell presented a Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Lewes, through Offham, to Witch Cross, and from the Cliffe near Lewes, through Uckfield, to Witch Cross, and from the said Cliffe through Ringmer, Heathfield and Burwash, to Hurst Green, all in the County of Sussex: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Tanjore Creditors Bill, presented.

Mr. Astell presented a Bill to continue an Act of the fifth year of His present Majesty, for enabling the Commissioners acting in execution of an Agreement made between the East India Company and the private Creditors of the late Rajah of Tanjore, the better to carry the same into effect: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Order for Trent and Mersey Canal Bill, discharged.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon the 16th day of February last, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to consolidate and extend the Powers and Provisions of the several Acts relating to the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey; and also, to enable the said Company to make a Branch Canal from Wood-End Lock to Streethay Wharf, in the County of Stafford, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Another Bill ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to consolidate and extend the Powers and Provisions of the several Acts relating to the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey: And that Mr. Littleton and Sir John Wrottesley do prepare, and bring it in.

Walsall Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Littleton presented a Bill for improving and maintaining the Road leading from Walsall to Muckley Corner, near Lichfield, and other Roads, in the County of Stafford: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Trent and Mersey Navigation Bill, presented.

Mr. Littleton presented a Bill to consolidate and extend the Powers and Provisions of the several Acts relating to the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Report from Committee on Standing Orders.

Lord Viscount Althorp 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 several Resolutions which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same were read; and are as followeth;

Dartmouth Bridge.

1. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, That, in the case of the Dartmouth Bridge Petition, in so far as regards the Land of Henry Holdsworth, Esquire, the Standing Orders ought not to be dispensed with.

Courtown Harbour and Railway.

2. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, That, in the case of the Courtown Harbour and Railway Petition, in so far as regards the application for the Railway, the Standing Orders ought not to be dispensed with.

Dundee Harbour.

3. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, That, in the case of the Dundee Harbour Petition, the Parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill.

Caithness Roads and Statute Labour.

4. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, That, in the case of the Caithness Roads and Statute Labour Petition, the Parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill, and do forthwith deposit the Lists of Owners and Occupiers, and Assents and Dissents, in the Private Bill Office.

Galway Dock and Canal.

5. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, That, in the case of the Galway Dock and Canal Petition, the Parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill, and do forthwith deposit the Estimate and Undertaking in the Private Bill Office.

New River Company.

6. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, That, in the case of The New River Company's Petition, the Parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill, and do forthwith deposit the necessary Papers and Documents in the Private Bill Office:-And that the Committees on the three last-mentioned Bills do examine, in the first place, how far such respective Orders shall have been complied with, and do report the same to the House, on the Report of each respective Bill.

The four last Resolutions of the Committee, being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

New River Company Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which was this day made from the Select Committee on Standing Orders relative to Private Bills, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend an Act of the twelfth year of King George the Second for improving the Navigation of the River Lea, and for enabling the Governor and Company of The New River the better to supply the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, with good and wholesome Water: And that Mr. Astell and Mr. Vernon Smith do prepare, and bring it in; and that leave be given to present the Bill on or before Friday next.

Dundee Harbour Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which was this day made from the Select Committee on Standing Orders relative to Private Bills, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for more effectually maintaining, improving and extending the Harbour of Dundee, in the County of Forfar: And that Mr. Hume and Mr. John Maxwell do prepare, and bring it in.

Heigham Bridge Bill, presented.

Mr. Jonathan Peel presented a Bill for building a Bridge over the River Wensum, in the Hamlet of Heigham, and the Parish of Saint Clement, in the County of the City of Norwich: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Tweed Fisheries Bill, presented.

Mr. Maitland presented a Bill for the more effectual preservation and increase of the breed of Salmon, and for better regulating the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the Rivers and Streams running into the same, and also within the Mouth or Entrance of the said River: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Tay Ferries Bill, presented.

Mr. Maitland presented a Bill for more effectually maintaining the Ferries and Passages across the River Tay, in the Counties of Fife and Forfar: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition for further Time for Hungerford (Westminster) Market Bill.

A Petition of several Persons, whose names are thereunto subscribed, was presented, and read; setting forth, That on the 19th day of February last, a Petition was presented to the House, praying for leave to bring in a Bill for incorporating certain Persons, to be called The Hungerford Market Company, and for establishing a Market for the Sale of Fish, Meat, Poultry and other commodities, and for other purposes; and that the Standing Orders of the House, necessary to be observed previous to the introduction of Bills of that nature, have been complied with; and that the subscriptions entered into by the aforesaid persons did not, until Thursday last, amount to a sufficient sum, in the Petitioners judgment, to justify their proceeding to obtain the said Act; and that in consequence thereof it has not been practicable to prepare the Bill within the time limited by the House; and praying, That the House, under the special circumstances above stated, will be pleased to enlarge the time for presenting the said Bill till this day se'nnight, or to such other day as to the House may seem meet.

Leave given.

Ordered, That leave be given to present the said Bill on or before Monday next.

Galway Dock and Canal Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which was this day made from the Select Committee, on Standing Orders relative to Private Bills, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from Lough Corrib to the Bay of Galway, and for the Improvement of the Harbour of Galway: And that Mr. O'Hara and Mr. Lambert do prepare, and bring it in.

Peebles Roads Bill, presented.

Mr. Archibald Campbell presented a Bill for more effectually repairing and keeping in repair the Turnpike Roads in the County of Peebles; for making and maintaining certain new Roads; and for rendering Turnpike certain Parish Roads in the said County: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Peebles Statute Labour Bill, presented.

Mr. Archibald Campbell presented a Bill for regulating the Statute Labour and repairing the Highways and Bridges in the County of Peebles: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Dundee Gas Bill (No. 1.), presented.

Mr. Archibald Campbell presented a Bill for incorporating The Dundee Gas Light Company, and for the better lighting the Town of Dundee by Gas: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Port Glasgow Harbour Bill, presented.

Mr. Archibald Campbell presented a Bill for improving the Harbour of Port Glasgow, constructing a Wet Dock or Wet Docks adjacent thereto, and for altering the Road leading from Port Glasgow to Glasgow, near the said Harbour: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Edinburgh Advocates Widows Fund Bill, presented.

Mr. Archibald Campbell presented a Bill to raise a Fund for Provisions to Widows of the Members of the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Caithness Statute Labour Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report, which was this day made from the Select Committee on Standing Orders relative to Private Bills, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for making, repairing, widening, and keeping in repair certain Roads and Bridges in the County of Caithness; and for better regulating and rendering more effectual the Statute Labour in the said County, and Conversion Money in lieu thereof: And that Mr. Archibald Campbell and Sir James Mackenzie do prepare, and bring it in.

Leicester and Swannington Railway Bill, presented.

Mr. Legh Keck presented a Bill for making and maintaining a Railway or Tramroad from the River Soar, near the West Bridge, in or near the Borough of Leicester to Swannington, in the County of Leicester, and four Branches therefrom: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Abergavenny Roads Bill, committed.

A Bill for making and maintaining certain Roads leading to and from the Town of Abergavenny, in the County of Monmouth, was read a second time; and committed to Lord Granville Somerset, &c: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Hagley Inclosure Bill, presented.

Sir Thomas Winnington presented a Bill for inclosing certain Lands in the Parish of Hagley, in the County of Worcester: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Bolton Improvement Bill, presented.

Lord Stanley presented a Bill for altering and amending two several Acts passed in the thirty-second and fiftyseventh years of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Third, for improving the Town of Great Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Hollingrake's Patent Bill, presented.

Lord Stanley presented a Bill for prolonging the Term of certain Letters Patent granted to James Hollingrake, for an improved Method of manufacturing Copper and other Metal Rollers, and of casting and forming Metallic Substances into various Forms with improved closeness and soundness of Texture: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Edenfield and Little Bolton Roads Bill, presented.

Lord Stanley presented a Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from or near Edenfield Chapel to Little Bolton, and the Road leading from and out of the said Road at Booth Pits to or near Bury Bridge, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for making and maintaining three several Branches of Road communicating therewith: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Bolton and Blackburn Roads Bill, presented.

Lord Stanley presented a Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Bolton-in-the-Moors to Blackburn, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, with two Branches of Road therefrom; and for making and maintaining a Branch of Road to or near the Village of Lower Darwen: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Galway Dock and Canal Bill, presented.

Mr. O'Hara presented a Bill for making and maintaining a navigable Cut or Canal from Lough Corrib to the Bay of Galway, and for the Improvement of the Harbour of Galway: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Courtown Harbour Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which was this day made from the Select Committee on Standing Orders relative to Private Bills, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend an Act passed in the fifth year of the reign of His present Majesty, for the completing the Harbour of Courtown, near Brenoguehead, in the County of Wexford: And that Mr. O'Hara and Mr. Lambert do prepare, and bring it in; and that leave be given to present the Bill on or before Monday next.

Elgin Roads and Bridges Bill, presented.

Mr. Adam Dundas presented a Bill for rebuilding the Bridges over the Rivers Spey and Findhorn, for making Accesses thereto, and for making and maintaining certain new Roads in the County of Elgin: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Invernessshire Statute Labour Bill, presented.

Mr. Francis Grant presented a Bill for making and maintaining Roads, Bridges and Ferries; and for converting, regulating, and making effectual the Statute Labour in the County of Inverness: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition against Congleton and Buxton Road Bill.

A Petition of several Inhabitants of the borough and township of Congleton, and of the township of Buglawton, in the county of Chester, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for repairing, amending and maintaining the Road from Congleton, in the County of Chester, to a Branch of the Leek Turnpike Road, at Thatchmarsh Bottom, in the Parish of Hartington, in the County of Derby, and from the Lowe to the Havannah Mills, in the said County of Chester; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill.

Forth and Clyde Junction Canal Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Laurence Dundas presented a Bill for making and maintaining a Road from the Cut of Junction of the Forth and Clyde Navigation with the Monkland Canal to the Road leading from Port Dundas to the Garscube Road, in the County of Lanark: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Birmingham and London Junction Canal Bill, presented.

Mr. Dugdale presented a Bill for making a Canal from the Stratford-on-Avon Canal Navigation, within the Parish of Tamworth, in the County of Warwick, to the Oxford Canal Navigation, within the Liberty of Coombe, in the same County: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Birmingham (St. Martin's) Burial Ground Bill, presented.

Mr. Dugdale presented a Bill to amend an Act of the forty-seventh year of King George the Third, "for enlarging the Church-yard belonging to the Parish of Saint Martin, in the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick," and for providing an additional Cemetery or Burial Ground for the use of the said Parish: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Portman Market Bill, presented.

Mr. Dugdale presented a Bill for establishing a Market in the Parish of Saint Mary-le-Bone, in the County of Middlesex: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Pickford Brook Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from Pickford Brook, in the Parish of Allesley, in the County of Warwick, to Canwell Gate, in the County of Stafford, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Dugdale, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Kingsbury Episcopi Inclosure Bill, presented.

Mr. Dickinson presented a Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Kingsbury Episcopi, in the County of Somerset: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Chard Roads Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which was this day made from the Select Committee on Standing Orders relative to Private Bills, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for amending an Act of the last Session, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads which lead to and through the Town and Borough of Chard, in the County of Somerset; and for making and maintaining a new Road from Chard to Drempton, in the County of Dorset;" and for making and maintaining other Roads communicating with the said Roads in the Counties of Somerset, Devon and Dorset: And that Mr. Dickinson and Sir Thomas Lethbridge do prepare, and bring it in.

Weston Zoyland Inclosure Bill, presented.

Mr. Dickinson presented a Bill for dividing and allotting Lands within the Parishes of Weston Zoyland and Middlezoy, in the County of Somerset: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Yeovil Improvement Bill, presented.

Mr. Dickinson presented a Bill for paving, lighting, watching, watering, cleansing, repairing, widening and otherwise improving the Streets, Lanes and other public Passages and Places within the Town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset, and for regulating the Police thereof: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Acle and Yarmouth Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Dickinson presented a Bill for making a Turnpike Road from the Bridge over the River Bure at Great Yarmouth to Acle, with certain Branches therefrom, all in the County of Norfolk: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Othery Drainage Bill, presented.

Mr. Dickinson presented a Bill for draining, flooding and improving certain Low Lands and Grounds within the several Parishes of Othery, Middlezoy and Weston Zoyland, in the County of Somerset: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Caxton Inclosure Bill, presented.

Mr. Dickinson presented a Bill for inclosing and exonerating from Tithes, Lands in the Parish of Caxton, in the County of Cambridge: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Chard Roads Bill, presented.

Mr. Dickinson presented a Bill for amending an Act of the last Session, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads which lead to and through the Town and Borough of Chard, in the County of Somerset, and for making and maintaining a new Road from Chard to Drempton, in the County of Dorset;" and for making and maintaining other Roads communicating with the said Roads, in the Counties of Somerset, Devon and Dorset: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Garscube and Possil Roads Bill, presented.

Mr. John Campbell presented a Bill for maintaining and repairing the Road leading from the City of Glasgow, through Cowcaddens, to the North end of the Bridge over that part of the River of Kelvin called the Milnford of Garscube, and for making, repairing and maintaining certain other Roads in the Counties of Lanark, Stirling and Dumbarton: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Everton (Lancaster) Church Bill, presented.

General Gascoyne presented a Bill for endowing a Church in the Township of Everton, in the Parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, in the County Palatine of Lancaster: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition in favour of Broomielaw (Glasgow) Railway and Tunnel Bill.

A Petition of the Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the royal burgh of Dumbarton, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making a Railway and Tunnel from the Broomielaw Harbour of Glasgow, to communicate with the Canals and Railways passing by, or terminating at, the higher Levels towards the North and North-east of the said City of Glasgow; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Charminster Inclosure Bill, presented.

Mr. Portman presented a Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Charminster, in the County of Dorset: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Bridport Roads Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for better repairing the Second District of Turnpike Roads leading to and from the Town of Bridport, in the County of Dorset, and for making and maintaining several Branch Roads to communicate with the same, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Portman do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Order for Tiverton, Roads Bill, discharged.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon Wednesday last, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for improving several 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 the Road from Wiveliscombe to South Molton, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Another Bill ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in 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: And that Lord Viscount Sandon and Mr. Ryder do prepare, and bring it in.

Dartmouth Bridge Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which was this day made from the Select Committee of Standing Orders relative to Private Bills, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for building and establishing a Floating, Chain or other Bridge over the River Dart, from or near to Lower Sand Quay Point, in the County of Devon, unto a certain place called Old Rock, in the said County, and for building Quays and Landing Places, and for making convenient Roads, Avenues and Approaches thereto, with Branches therefrom: And that Lord Viscount Sandon, Sir Thomas Acland and Mr. Bastard do prepare, and bring it in.

Wolverhampton Church Bill, presented.

Sir John Wrottesley presented a Bill for the Endowment of Saint George's Church, in Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford, and for defining the District and Duties of the Minister of such Church: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

London Arcade Bill, presented.

Mr. Alderman Wood presented a Bill for making, constructing and maintaining an Arcade from London Wall to Bartholomew Lane, in the City of London: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition against Lambeth Bridge Bill.

A Petition of The Vauxhall Bridge Company, under their common seal, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for building a Bridge across the River Thames, from or near the Horseferry Road, in the Parish of Saint John-the-Evangelist, in the County of Middlesex, to the opposite Shore, at or near to Church-street and Fore-street, in the Parish of Saint Mary Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, and for making convenient Roads thereto; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Tiverton Roads Bill, presented.

Lord Viscount Sandon presented 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: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Dartmouth Bridge Bill, presented.

Lord Viscount Sandon presented a Bill for building and establishing a Floating, Chain or other Bridge over the River Dart, from or near to Lower Sand Quay Point, in the County of Devon, unto a certain Place called Old Rock, in the said County, and for building Quays and Landing Places, and for making convenient Roads, Avenues and Approaches thereto, with Branches therefrom: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Clifton Bridge Bill, committed.

A Bill for building a Bridge over the River Avon, from Clifton, in the County of Gloucester, to the opposite side of the River, in the County of Somerset, and for making convenient Roads and Approaches to communicate therewith, was read a second time; and committed to Sir William Guise, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Lakenheath Inclosure Bill, presented.

Sir Thomas Gooch presented a Bill for inclosing Lands within the Parish of Lakenheath, in the County of Suffolk: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Southwold Harbour Bill, presented.

Sir Thomas Gooch presented a Bill for continuing and rendering more effectual the several Acts passed for improving the Harbour of Southwold, in the County of Suffolk: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Waterford Harbour Bill, presented.

Sir John Newport presented a Bill to alter and amend an Act passed in the fifty-sixth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Third, for improving the Port and Harbour of Waterford, and for other Purposes relating thereto: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Waterford Roads Bill, presented.

Sir John Newport presented a Bill for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from the Bounds of the County of Cork to the City of Waterford: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Carlisle and Penrith Road Bill, presented.

Sir James Graham presented a Bill for more effectually repairing the Road from Carlisle to Penrith, and from Penrith to Eamont Bridge, in the County of Cumberland: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Standon Inclosure Bill, presented.

Mr. Nicolson Calvert presented a Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Standon, in the County of Hertford: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Wistow Inclosure Bill, presented.

Mr. John Calvert presented a Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Wistow, in the County of Huntingdon, and for extinguishing the Tithes in the said Parish: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Derby Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Mundy presented a Bill for more effectually repairing and improving certain Roads between the Towns of Derby, Mansfield and Nutthall, in the Counties of Derby and Nottingham: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Stockport Junction Railway Bill, presented.

Mr. Mundy presented a Bill for making and maintaining a Railway from Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, through Stockport, to or near Fernilee, in the County of Derby, and a Branch therefrom terminating at or near Ferney Sides, near Wormhill, in the said County of Derby: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Caithness Roads and Statute Labour Bill, presented.

Mr. Archibald Campbell presented a Bill for making, repairing, widening and keeping in repair certain Roads and Bridges in the County of Caithness; and for better regulating and rendering more effectual the Statute Labour in the said County, and Conversion Money in lieu thereof: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Dundee Harbour Bill, presented.

Mr. Hume presented a Bill for more effectually maintaining, improving and extending the Harbour of Dundee, in the County of Forfar: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Wibsey Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Marshall presented a Bill for completing, improving and maintaining the Road from Wibsey Low Moor, near Bradford, through Brighouse, to Huddersfield, with certain Diversions therefrom, in the West Riding of the County of York: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Stockton and Darlington Railway Bill, presented:

Mr. Marshall presented a Bill to explain and amend an Act passed in the ninth year of the reign of His present Majesty, relating to the Stockton and Darlington Railway, and to make two additional Branches from such Railway: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Sheffield Waterworks Bill; presented.

Mr. Marshall presented a Bill for better supplying with Water the Town and Parish of Sheffield, in the County of York: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Sheffield and Wakefield Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for repairing the Road from Wakefield to Sheffield, in the County of York, was read a second time, and committed to Mr. Marshall, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Dunham Bridge Bill, presented.

Admiral Sotheron presented a Bill for building a Bridge over the River Trent, from Dunham, in the County of Nottingham, to the opposite shore, in the County of Lincoln: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Tonbridge and Ightham Road Bill, presented.

Admiral Sotheron, by order, presented a Bill for amending and improving the Road from Tonbridge to Ightham, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Kent: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Neroche Forest Inclosure Bill, committed.

A 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, was read a second time; and committed to Sir Thomas Lethbridge, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Foleshill Poor Bill, presented.

Mr. Fyler presented a Bill for better assessing and collecting the Poor and other Rates in the Parish of Foleshill, in the County of the City of Coventry: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Great Strickland Inclosure Bill, presented.

Lord Viscount Lowther presented a Bill for inclosing Lands in the Townships of Great Strickland and Thrimby, in the Parish of Morland, in the County of Westmorland: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Surrey Coal Meters Bill, presented.

Mr. Denison presented a Bill to continue an Act passed in the ninth year of His present Majesty's reign, to enable His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Surrey to nominate and appoint two or more Persons to act as principal Land Coal Meters within and for the several Places therein mentioned: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Addington Inclosure Bill, presented.

Mr. Cartwright presented a Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Little Addington, in the County of Northampton: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Lords Message considered.

The House proceeded to take into consideration that part of the Message from the Lords of Friday last, wherein their Lordships request that Sir Edward Hyde East, Baronet, may attend to be examined as a Witness before the Select Committee appointed by their Lordships to inquire into the present State of the Affairs of the East India Company, and into the Trade between Great Britain, the East Indies and China.

And Sir Edward Hyde East, Baronet, being present, stood up in his place, and declared, that he was willing, with the leave of the House, to go to the House of Lords, as is desired by their Lordships, in their said Message.

Resolved, That Sir Edward Hyde East, Baronet, have leave to go to the House of Lords, as is desired by their Lordships in their said Message, if he think fit.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords to acquaint them, that this House hath given leave to Sir Edward Hyde East, Baronet, to go to the House of Lords, as is desired by their Lordships in their Message of Friday last, if he think fit; and that Sir Alexander Grant do carry the said Message.

Tables of Fees laid on the Table. Nos. 111 & 112.

Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That he had caused to be prepared Tables of Fees proposed to be hereafter taken in the Committee Clerks Office, and in the Private Bill Office, which were now upon the Table.

Ordered, That the said Tables of Fees be printed.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Saunderson have leave of absence for a month, to attend the Assizes.

Ordered, That General Archdall have leave of absence for a month, on urgent private business.

Ordered, That Mr. Edensor Heathcote have leave of absence for a month, on account of illness in his family.

Ordered, That Sir George Ralph Fetherstone have leave of absence for a month, to attend the Assizes.

Ordered, That Mr. James Browne have leave of absence for a month, to attend the Assizes.

Ordered, That Mr. Wemyss have leave of absence for a month, on account of illness in his family.

Ordered, That Sir Gerard Noel Noel have leave of absence for three weeks, on urgent private business.

Ordered, That Lord William Thynne have leave of absence for three weeks, on urgent private business.

Ordered, That Mr. Wallace have leave of absence for six weeks, to attend the Assizes.

Ordered, That Mr. James Brougham have leave of absence for a fortnight, on urgent private business.

Ordered, That Mr. Henry Maxwell have leave of absence for three weeks, on urgent private business.

Petitions complaining of Distress.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Taunton and its neighbourhood, in the county of Somerset;-of Occupiers of land of Wolferlow, Collington and Upper Tedstone, in the county of Hereford;-and, of John Mills, Chairman of a meeting of numerous Burgesses and Inhabitants of Bristol,- were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners beg most respectfully to represent to the House the severe and accumulating distress which so heavily presses on the agricultural, manufacturing, commercial, trading and labouring classes of the community; and praying, That they will take the distress of the suffering classes into serious consideration, and devise and complete such measures as may afford them relief.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and that the last be printed.

Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Aston Rowant, in the county of Oxford;-of the Noblemen. Freeholders, Commissioners of Supply, Justices of Peace, and Magistrates of towns of the county of Renfrew;-of the Bailiffs, Principal and Common Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the town and borough of Eye;-of the Yeomen, Tenantry, Tradesmen and others of Send and Ripley, in the county of Surrey;-of the Owners and Occupiers of land and other Inhabitants within the hundred of Freebridge Lynn, in the county of Norfolk;-of the Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the county of Salop;-of Ludlow;-of the Gentry, Clergy, Yeomanry and Tradesmen of the borough of Warwick and its neighbourhood;-and, of Owners and Occupiers of land, and other Inhabitants of the hundred of Eynsford, in the county of Norfolk,-were presented, and read; praying the House to take into immediate and serious consideration the total repeal, or at least a reduction of the Taxes upon Malt and Malt Liquor, which now so seriously press upon the agriculturists of this kingdom, and are highly injurious to the poorer classes, depriving them of their national and nutritious beverage, and driving them to the use of ardent spirits, which tend to the destruction of their health and energies, and to the demoralization of their principles and conduct.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and, except the four first, to be printed.

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of the Provost, Baillies and Council of the burgh of Paisley, in Council assembled, was presented, and read; praying, That on the expiry of the Charter of the East India Company such measures may be adopted as shall, consistent with the safety of our Eastern Empire, secure to His Majesty's subjects an unrestricted right of trade with China and the East Indies, and full liberty of residence in India.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

A Petition of the Mayor and Aldermen of the town or borough of Kingston-upon-Hull, in Common Council assembled, was also presented, and read; praying, That at the approaching termination of the East India Company's Charter, that baneful and pernicious monopoly may not be again renewed; but that the House will adopt such measures as may secure to this nation a free and unrestricted Commerce with the valuable countries eastward of the Cape of Good Hope, and also the power of settling and residing in those countries, under such regulations as to the House shall appear consistent with good government and the security of His Majesty's dominions in the East Indies; and further praying, That they may be heard by their counsel, agents and witnesses against the renewal of the said Charter.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on East India Company's Affairs.

The Lords have passed.

A Message from the Lords by Mr. Stratford and Mr. Harvey:

Mr. Speaker,

Fructuozo's Nat. Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for naturalizing John Anthony Fructuozo; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Address for Statement of Sheriffs Expenses.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a detailed Statement of all Expenses actually incurred in serving the office of High Sheriff of each County in England and Wales, during the years 1828 and 1829, so far as the same can be made out; together with a Return of all Charges and Fees paid, to whom paid, and under what authority: -also, a Statement of Fees repaid, and Allowances made to each High Sheriff within the said years.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Petitions respecting Hindoo Widows.

A Petition of female Inhabitants of Heanor and its vicinity;-and, of Ilkestone and its vicinity, in the county of Derby, were presented, and read; praying the House to adopt such measures as may effectually secure the abolition of the practice in India of burning Widows on the funeral piles of their husbands.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table; and to be printed.

Papers respecting Kerry County Court House, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Copies of any Memorials to the Irish Government on the subject of Advances for building a Court House in the county of Kerry.

Petition complaining of the mode of levying Public Cess (Ireland.)

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the townland of Ballyonetra, barony of Turhinachmy and county of Kerry, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are put to great distress and trouble generally from the pressure of the County Charges, which have increased within a few years to an enormous amount, and are still each year increasing; that in addition to this heavy burthen, a charge is made of nine-pence in the pound for the collection; that the Collector of the County Charge can call upon any person residing in the town-land for the full amount of the cess, and if it is not all collected on a certain day, that person is obliged to make up the deficiency; that the Petitioners humbly submit, that under the foregoing statement, the order may as well issue from the Treasurer of the county, and the amount of the cess paid in to him; that the heavy expense of baronial constables presses upon the Petitioners with an additional weight, which they can no longer endure; and praying, That the House will take their case into consideration.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Returns to be printed. Nos. 115 & 116.

Ordered, That the several Returns relative to Arrests for Debts, and to Small Debts (Scotland), which were presented to the House upon the 24th day of June 1828, be printed.

Nos. 117, 118, 119, 120, 121 & 122.

Ordered, That the several Returns relative to Ecclesiastical Courts, Debtors (Dublin), Newspaper Stamps (Ireland), Newspaper Proclamations (Ireland), and to Compensation to Officers of the Court of Chancery (Ireland), which were presented to the House upon Friday last, be printed.

Returns, &c. ordered: Contracts.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Contracts now existing for Supplies for His Majesty's Dock Yards, and other branches of the Naval Service; stating the date of each Contract, the names of the Contractors, and the particular articles for which the Contracts have been made, for what period each Contract is to continue, and whether the Contract was made by public advertisement and tender, or by private tender; stating also whether the tender accepted was the lowest one.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Return for the Ordnance.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Return for the Army.

Military Guards.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number and strength of Military Guards mounted within the Bills of Mortality on 1st January 1829 and 1830; distinguishing Cavalry from Infantry; and stating the number of Sentries furnished from each Guard, and the Stations where posted.

Penitentiary (Milbank.)

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account in detail, of the Particulars of the £6,500 charged for Salaries of Officers and Clerks in the Penitentiary at Milbank, in the Miscellaneous Estimates for 1830; stating each office, and the amount of Salary and Allowances.

Appointments in Public Departments.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a List of all Clerks or others admitted for the first time to any office in the Civil Establishments of the Country since 1822 (the Customs, Excise, Stamp Office and Post Office, excepted); also, in the Civil Departments of the Army, Navy, and Ordnance for the same time; stating the age of each person, the date of his appointment, the office or duty appointed to, and the salary and emoluments granted to each.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Clerks and Officers who had been superannuated, and who have been again introduced to the Service in each Department, since 1822; stating the date of Superannuation, and the Pension or Allowance granted to each, and the date at which the re-appointment took place, and the office and salary to which appointed.

Petition against Duty on Importation of Foreign Corn.

A Petition of Retail Dealers in N°6, or the Exchange District in Manchester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have, for a series of years, been suffering from a diminution of the profits of their business, and are now, in consequence of the poverty of all classes of their customers (so far from being able to support their families out of those profits), scarcely able to pay the rents of their shops, and the heavy government and local taxes to which they are liable; that, despairing of any effectual relief while the industrious classes of the community are borne down to the ground by the effects of iniquitous monopolies and an enormous taxation, the Petitioners pray, That the House will entirely remove the Duties on the importation of Foreign Corn, and make a great and immediate reduction of the taxes.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petition against Watching, &c. Parishes Bill.

A Petition of the Commissioners for executing the Acts for paving, lighting, cleansing, watering and watching the Streets and other public Places within such part of the parish of Saint Pancras, in the county of Middlesex, as lies on the west side of Tottenham Court Road, and for preventing Nuisances and Obstructions therein, and for obliging the Trustees for the care of the said Road to pave, repair and cleanse such part of the said Road as is therein described, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to make provision for the lighting, watching, cleansing and paving of Parishes in England and Wales; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands, but that the district comprised in the above-mentioned Acts of Parliament may be exempted from the operation of the said Bill; and that they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents, against the same, or the provisions thereof.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Returns to be made forthwith. Tithe Composition (Ireland.)

The House was moved, That the Order made upon the 8th day of February last, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the name of every Parish in Ireland in which an agreement has been made under the Tithe Composition Act, stating whether such Parish is united with any and how many other Parishes, and also whether such other Parishes have entered into similar Compositions, together with a Statement of the amount of the Composition in each Parish, and whether with the clerical incumbent or lay impropriator, and of the cases, if any, in which the agreement has been annulled by authority of the Diocesan, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That a Return to the said Order be laid before this House forthwith.

First Fruits (Ireland.)

The House was moved, That the Order made upon the 8th day of February last, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all sums received and paid by the Commissioners of First Fruits in Ireland, during each of the last ten years; specifying the sources from which these receipts have arisen, and the manner in which they have been expended, under the head of Glebe-houses, Churches, Glebes, and Incidents of Management; together with an Account, for the same period, of the sums remaining due to the Commissioners, and the advances made by them, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That a Return to the said Order be laid before this House forthwith.

Abstract of Poor Returns, ordered.

Ordered, That the Clerk do prepare, and lay before this House, an Abstract of the Returns made to the Order of 4th May 1829, requiring an Account of the total amount of Money levied and expended for the Relief of the Poor, in the year ending 25th March 1829, in every Parish, Township or other place maintaining its own Poor, in England and Wales.

Accounts, &c. ordered: Stamp Duties.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Statement of the scale of Stamp Duties on Bills of Exchange in England, from 5th July 1828 to 31st December 1829; showing the number of Stamps of each class issued in each quarter.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of Country Bankers Notes stamped in Great Britain in each quarter of each year, from 1827 to 1829, both inclusive; distinguishing the Notes of £.5 and upwards, and under £.5, and stating the total aggregate amount.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Banks that have commuted for the Stamp Duty since 1826, given quarterly:-also, a Quarterly Account of the amount of Duty paid by them upon their Promissory Notes payable on demand:-also, on their Bills of Exchange.

Finance Accounts.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of the Accounts laid before the Committee appointed in 1828, to inquire into the Public Income and Expenditure of the Ordinary Revenues of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in each year, from 1801 to 1827 (after deducting Repayments, Allowances, Discounts, Drawbacks, and Bounties of the nature of Drawbacks); stating the amount paid in each of the said years for Charges of Management, and other payments thereout, in the progress of the Revenues to the Exchequer; together with the amount paid into the Exchequer, and the balance at the commencement and termination of each year; the said Account to be continued to 1830; and the general heads of the Charges of Management in each department to be stated; and also, the expense incurred under each head.

Public Accounts.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of a Letter from Mr. Abbott, late one of the Commissioners for inquiring into the State of the Public Accounts, addressed to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, dated the 27th of November 1829; together with the explanations and observations of Messrs. Brooksbank and Beltz thereupon, dated 18th December 1829.

Marine Mutiny Bill, presented.

Mr. Croker presented a Bill for the Regulation of His Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on shore: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time To-morrow.

Defaulters Names called over.

The Order of the day being read, for the attendance of the Members who did not appear at the Ballot upon Friday the 26th day of February last, and who on Monday last were ordered to attend the House this day;

The names of the said Members were severally called over; and William Henry Ashhurst, Esquire, and the Earl of Brecknock being present, they were excused for not attending the Ballot.

Committee of Supply.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read; and the same being read;

Account of British Museum, referred.

Ordered, That the Account of the Income and Expenditure of the British Museum for the year 1829; also, an Account of the estimated Charges and Expenses for the year 1830, and of the sums necessary to discharge the same; and, an Account of the number of Persons admitted to view the same from 26th March 1823 to Christmas 1829, be referred to the Committee.

Then the House resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had come to several Resolutions, which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the Report be received To-morrow.

Sir Alexander Grant also acquainted the House, that he was directed by the Committee to move, That they may have leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday next, again resolve itself into the said Committee.

Motion respecting Bombay Judicature.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for resuming the adjourned debate upon the motion made upon Thursday last, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of the Correspondence between His Majesty's Commissioners for the Affairs of India, or either of them, and any of the Authorities at Bombay, respecting the interference of the Bombay Government with certain Proceedings of His Majesty's Supreme Court of Judicature at that Presidency, in August and September 1828, or at any subsequent period, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resumed the said adjourned debate.

And the House having continued to sit till after twelve of the clock on Tuesday morning;

Martis, 9 die Martii, 1830:

And the Question being put;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Stewart of Beverley, 15.
Mr. Hume:
Tellers for the Noes, Lord Ashley, 106.
Mr. George Bankes:

So it passed in the Negative.

Committee on Dramatic Writings Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House upon the Bill to alter and extend the Provisions of 54 Geo. 3, c. 156, with respect to Dramatic Writings; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Robert Gordon reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to amend the Laws respecting the Leasing Powers of Bishops and Ecclesiastical Corporations in Ireland;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Consideration of Resolutions of Supply, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Resolutions, which, upon Friday last, were reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty;

Ordered, That the said Resolutions be taken into further consideration this day.

East Retford Bill, reported.

Mr. Nicolson Calvert reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That Members returned for the Borough of East Retford shall make and subscribe a declaration that their Election has not been procured or promoted by Bribery, or by the influence of any Peer.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the said Clause be now brought up; it passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed; and read the third time upon Monday next.

Report Ways and Means.

Mr. Courtenay, by Order, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty, the Resolution which they had directed to be reported to the House; and the same was read, and agreed to by the House; and is as followeth;

Annual Duties.

Resolved, That towards raising the Supply granted to His Majesty, the sum of Four shillings in the pound shall be charged, within the space of one year, from the 25th day of March 1830, upon Pensions, Offices, and Personal Estates in England, Wales, and the town of Berwickupon-Tweed.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the said Resolution: And that Mr. Courtenay and Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer do prepare, and bring it in.

Ways and Means, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty;

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Exchequer Bills (£.12,000,000.) Bill, reported.

Mr. Courtenay reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for raising a certain Sum by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed; and read the third time this day.

Transfer of Aids Bill, reported.

Mr. Courtenay reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for appropriating certain Sums to the Service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed, and read the third time this day.

Watching, &c. Parishes Bill, committed.

A Bill to make Provision for the lighting, watching, cleansing and paving of Parishes in England and Wales, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday, the 26th day of April next.

Mutiny Bill, committed.

A Bill for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for this day.

Answer to Addresses.

Mr. Secretary Peel reported to the House, That their several Addresses of the 1st, 2nd and 4th 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.

Report on Courts of Common Law, presented. No. 123.

Mr. Secretary Peel presented to the House, pursuant to their Address to His Majesty, Copy of the Second Report of the Commissioners for inquiring into the Practice and Proceedings of the Superior Courts of Common Law.

Ordered, That the said Report do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Haymarket Removal Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for removing the Market at present held for the Sale of Hay and Straw from the Haymarket, and for establishing Markets for the Sale of Hay, Straw, and other Articles in York Square, Clarence Gardens, and Cumberland Market, in the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex: And that Lord Viscount Lowther and Mr. Arbuthnot do prepare, and bring it in.

Accounts of Bankrupts and Insolvents, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of persons declared Bankrupts during every month, from January 1825 up to February 1830 (both inclusive), classed according to their trades.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of persons declaring themselves Insolvent, during the same period, and classed in the same manner.

Haymarket Removal Bill, presented. No. 113.

Lord Viscount Lowther presented a Bill for removing the Market at present held for the Sale of Hay and Straw from the Haymarket, and for establishing Markets for the Sale of Hay, Straw, and other Articles, in York Square, Clarence Gardens, and Cumberland Market, in the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Dundee Gas Bill (No. 2.), presented.

Mr. Hume presented a Bill to establish a Company for lighting with Gas the Town of Dundee, and places adjacent, in the County of Forfar: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition for further Time for Polloc and Govan Railway Bill.

A Petition of Alexander Henderson Macdougall of Parliament-street, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is employed in soliciting an application now making to the House, for a 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 that on the 26th day of February last, leave was given to bring in the said Bill; and that owing to divers unforeseen circumstances, the Petitioner did not receive from Glasgow the draft of the said Bill until the afternoon of Saturday last the 6th instant, and that immediately on receiving the same, he applied to the printer to get the said Bill printed, in order to be presented to the House this day; but, in consequence of the great length of the same, the Petitioner was informed it was impossible to get the same printed in time to be presented within the time limited by the House for receiving Private Bills, and that if the said Bill should be delayed to another Session, the parties interested will suffer great loss and inconvenience from such delay; and praying, That under the circumstances aforesaid, leave may be given to bring in the said Bill on or before Monday the 15th instant.

Leave given.

Ordered, That leave be given to present the said Bill on or before Thursday next.

And then the House, having continued to sit till near two of the clock on Tuesday morning, adjourned till this day.