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Veneris, 2 die Aprilis; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
Watrford County Election-Recognisances not entered into. Returns of Sheriff's Cravings, presented. No. 220. Accounts, &c. presented: Hops. Customs and Excise Duties (Ireland.) No. 221. Timber. No. 222. Malt. No. 223. Spirits. No. 224. Leather Duties (Ireland.) No. 225. Paper Duties (Ireland.) No. 226. Excise Duties (Ireland.) No. 27. Coal Meters (Dublin.) Coals (Dublin.) No. 228. Fire Insurances. No. 229. Marine Policies. No. 230. Tonnage. No. 231. Spirits, Excise (Scotland.) No. 232. Southwold Harbour. Returns, presented Navy Promotions. No. 233. Royal Marines. No.233. Brevet Rank. No. 234. Royal Marines. No. 235. Account from Trinity House, presented. Petition in favour of Broomielaw (Glasgow) Railway and Tunnel Bill. Foleshill Poor Bill, committed. Redcross Road Bill, passed. Rotherham Road Bill, committed. Cromford Bridge Road Bill, committed. Mansfield and Chesterfield Road Bill, committed. Derby Road Bill, committed. Merlin's Bridge Road Bill, reported. Berwick Light Dues Bill, reported. Dundee and Newtyle Railway Bill, reported. Dundee Gas Bill (No. 1.) reported. Heigham Bridge Bill, reported. Petition for Provision in Hagley Inclosure Bill, reported. Wootton Bassett Road Bill, reported. Haymarket Removal Bill, reported; re-committed. Leicester and Swannington Railway Bill, reported. Report from Committee on Standing Orders. Alteration of Line of North Level Drainage and Navigation. Report respecting alteration of Line of North Level Drainage and Navigation, re-committed. Power to a Committee. Hungerford Market Bill, committed. Petitions against. Petitions against St. Giles Vestry Bill. Werneth and Littleborough Road Bill, reported. Little Bolton Improvement Bill, committed. Petition against Tiverton Roads Bill. Wigan Branch Railway Bill, reported. Petition against Sheffield Waterworks Bill. St. Giles Vestry Bill, passed. Time for 3 Lord Ellenborough's Divorce Bill. The Lords have agreed to. Indemnity Bill. County Palatine of Durham Bill; with Amendments. Petition for continuance of Fisheries Bounties. Petitions for mitigation of Punishment for Forgery. Leave of Absence. Return to be printed. No. 241. Petitions for abolishing practice of burning Widows in India. Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter. Petitions for removing Disabilities affecting the Jews. Petition for repeal of House and Window Duties. Petition against the use of Machinery. Petition complaining of the distress of the Shipping Interest. The Lords have passed East Retford Witnesses Bill. Petition respecting Poor Rates. Adjournment. Report Supply. Civil Contingencies. Dock Yards. Troops and Garrisons Abroad. Transports. Ordnance Department. Committee of Supply. Sabbati, 3 die Aprilis, 1830: Ways and Means, deferred. Four per Cent. Annuities Bill, committed. No. 237. Fisheries Bill, put off. Arms (Ireland) Bill, committed. Tolls and Customs (Ireland) Bill, committed. Galway Franchise Bill, deferred. Committee on Fever Hospitals (Ireland) Bill. Constabulary (Ireland) Bill, presented. No. 238. Ireland- Returns, &c. ordered: Constabulary Police. Peace Preservation Act. Report from Committee on East India Company's Affairs. No. 236. Address for Account from Exchequer (Scotland,) respecting Crown Property. Account to be printed. No. 239. Petition to be printed. Memorials of John Dennson, ordered. Paper to be printed No. 240.

Veneris, 2 die Aprilis; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Watrford County Election-Recognisances not entered into.

Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That Dominick P. Ronayne, Robert Curtis and Pierse Stafford, Electors, who petitioned this House upon Friday the 19th day of March last, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the County of Waterford, had not entered into a Recognizance in respect of such Petition, according to the directions of the Act 9 Geo. 4, c. 22, for the Regulation of the Trials of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.

Ordered, That the Order made upon the 19th day of March last, for taking the said Petition into consideration upon Tuesday the 27th day of this instant April, be discharged.

Returns of Sheriff's Cravings, presented. No. 220.

The House being informed that Mr. Adderley, from the Exchequer Seal Office, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House,-Return to an Order of the House, dated the 11th day of the March last, for a Return of the amount of Monies demanded at the Exchequer by the High Sheriff of each County in England and Wales, in his Bill of Cravings, for the year 1828-9; distinguishing the several items of such Account;-also, a Return of the Sum granted by the Exchequer on such Bill of Cravings; distinguishing the amount granted under each several head, and stating whether the Sums so granted are fixed or variable, and, if variable, upon what principle they are regulated:-And then he withdrew.

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

Accounts, &c. presented: Hops.

The House being informed that Mr. Crafer, from the Treasury, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders, -An Account of the quantity of Hopes exported from and imported into Great Britain, distinguishing the Places, for the year ending 5th January 1830.

Customs and Excise Duties (Ireland.) No. 221.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 22d day of February last, for an Account of the amount of Duties of Customs and Excise, in each of the last ten years, in the several Revenue Districts of Ireland; distinguishing the Years and the Districts (so far as relates to the Revenue of Customs).

A Return of the amount of the Duties of Customs and Excise, in each of the last ten years, in the several Revenue Districts of Ireland; distinguishing the Years and the Districts (so far as relates to the Excise Department.)

Timber. No. 222.

An Account of the total quantity of Timber, Masts, Deals, Deal-ends, Staves and Plank imported into Great Britain from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia and Prussia respectively, during the years ending 5th January 1827, 1828, 1829 and 1830; distinguishing the quantities brought in British from those in Foreign Vessels.

Malt. No. 223.

An Account of the number of Quarters of Malt charged with Duty, the amount of the said Duty, the Rate per Quarter in each year; also, the number of Quarters of Malt used by Brewers and Victuallers, the number of Barrels of Strong, Intermediate and Table Beer, separately, the amount of Duty on Beer, and the rate of Duty per Barrel for each sort of Beer, in each year, from 5th January 1821 to 5th January 1830, stated throughout in the Imperial Measure.

Spirits. No. 224.

An Account of the number of Gallons of Spirits charged with Duty in England, Scotland and Ireland, separately, the rate of Duty per Gallon, and the total amount of the Duty; also, the number of Gallons of Spirits imported into England from Scotland and Ireland, separately, in each year, from 5th January 1821 to 5th January 1830, stated throughout in the Imperial Measure.

Leather Duties (Ireland.) No. 225.

A Return of the Produce of the Excise Duty on Leather in Ireland, in each of the years ending 5th January 1829 and 1830; of the Expenses of the Collection of the Excise Duty on Leather in Ireland for each of those years; distinguishing the particulars of such Expenses under the respective heads thereof.

An Account of all Sums actually received for Penalties for Breaches of the Excise Laws in Ireland on Leather, for each of the years ending 5th January 1829 and 1830, with the application of such Sums respectively; also, of the Law Costs and Incidental Expenses of Proceedings for Penalties under the Excise Laws relating to Leather in Ireland, for each of the years above mentioned.

A Statement of the number and nature of the Oaths required by Law to be taken by the Manufacturers of Leather in Ireland under the Excise Laws.

A Statement of the number and nature of the Oaths required by Law to be taken by the Officers of Excise in Ireland, in charge of the Collection or Management of the Excise Duties on Leather.

Paper Duties (Ireland.) No. 226.

An Account of all Sums actually received for Penalties for Breaches of the Excise Laws in Ireland on Paper, for each of the years ending 5th January 1829 and 1830, with the application of such Sums respectively; also, of the Law Costs and Incidental Expenses of Proceedings for Penalties under the Excise Laws relating to Paper in Ireland, for each of the years above mentioned.

A Return of the Produce of the Excise Duty on Paper in Ireland, in each of the years ending 5th January 1829 and 1830; of the Expenses of the Collection of the Excise Duty on Paper in Ireland for each of those years; distinguishing the particulars of such Expenses under the respective heads thereof.

Excise Duties (Ireland.) No. 27.

An Account of the gross receipt of Excise Duties collected by each Collector of Excise in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the year ended 5th January 1830; the amount paid for the Expenses of the Office for Militia, and other payments not belonging to the Excise Department; and the net amount remitted from each Collection to the Receivers General in London, Edinburgh and Dublin in the year; specifying also the number of days date at which remitted from each place.

Coal Meters (Dublin.)

Copies of the Answers given either by the Guild of Merchants, or by the Messieurs Oulton, to all the Memorials presented to the Commissioners of Customs, Dublin, from the 1st January 1826 to the 1st January 1830, relating to the office of Coal Meter in Dublin, or the Conduct of the Coal Meters, or the Fees or Emoluments claimed by them; and Copies of all other Communications in the same period, between the Commissioners of Customs, Dublin, and the Guild of Merchants, on the subject of the Coal Trade.

Coals (Dublin.) No. 228.

An Account of the total amount of Duties collected on Coals in the Port of Dublin from 5th January 1822 to 5th January 1826; and a similar Account from 5th January 1826 to 5th January 1830.

Fire Insurances. No. 229.

An Account of all Sums paid into the Stamp Office for Duty on Insurance from Fire in London and the Country, for the quarters ending severally on the 25th March, 24th June, 29th September, and 25th December, 1829; distinguishing the amount of the Allowance made to each Office for collecting the same severally of £.4 and £.5 per cent. and by what Offices or Persons such sums have been paid, together with the Dates of such Payments.

Marine Policies. No. 230.

An Account of the Sums received by the Commissioners of Stamps during the six years, ending 5th January 1830, for Stamps on Marine Policies; distinguishing what Sums were received on Policies effected in London.

Tonnage. No. 231.

An Account of the amount of Tonnage of Vessels entered Inwards and cleared Outwards at all the Ports of Ireland; distinguishing the Amount for the Port of Dublin from 5th January 1823 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the Amount in each year.

Spirits, Excise (Scotland.) No. 232.

A Return of the number of Gallons of Scottish Spirits imported into England by land; amount of Duty collected thereon, from 5th January 1828 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing each year.

A Return of the number of Excise Officers employed in the prevention of Smuggling from Scotland into England, from 5th January 1828 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the number of those wholly so employed from those partially so employed; the amount of their respective Salaries and Allowances, and the gross amount of the Charge.

A Return of Scottish Spirits seized in the Counties of Cumberland and Northumberland; the Date and Quantity of each Seizure; the Number of Informations laid before the Magistrates of the said Counties; the Number of Convictions thereon, and the nature of each Offence; amount of Penalty inflicted in each case; amount paid by each Offender; and, Number of Committals to Prison for nonpayment, from 5th January 1828 to 5th January 1830.

A Return of the quantities of English, Scottish and Irish Spirits, respectively, on which Duties of Excise were levied between 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830.

Southwold Harbour.

A Return of all Grain, Malt and Flour shipped or landed at the Port of Southwold annually for the last twenty years.

An Account of all Coals, Culm and Cinders landed at the Port of Southwold annually for the last twenty years.

An Account of the number of all loaded Vessels (otherwise than with Grain, Malt and Flour), with their Tonnage, which have cleared outwards from the Port of Southwold annually during the last twenty years.

An Account of all loaded Vessels (otherwise than with Coals, Culm, Cinders, Grain, Malt and Flour), with their Tonnage, which have entered inwards at the Port of Southwold annually during the last twenty years:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Accounts and Papers do lie upon the Table; and, except the Accounts relating to Hops and Southwold Harbour, and the Papers relating to the Coal Meters of Dublin, be printed.

Returns, presented Navy Promotions. No. 233.

The House being informed that Mr. Barrow, from the Admiralty Office, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-Return of the number of Midshipmen promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in each year, between the 1st January 1828 and the 1st January 1830; stating the Name of each person so promoted, and the date of entry into the Service; and distinguishing also from the other the Promotions in the Navy on Foreign Stations to vacancies occasioned by death or dismissal by Courts Martial.

Return of the number of Lieutenants promoted to be Commanders in the Royal Navy in each year, between the 1st January 1828 and 1st January 1830; stating the names of each Person so promoted, the date of Promotion, and the date of the Commission each Officer held at the time of his promotion; distinguishing also from the other the Promotions in the Navy on Foreign Stations to vacancies ocasioned by death or dismissal by Courts Martial.

Return of the number of Commanders in the Royal Navy promoted to the rank of Captain in each year, between the 1st January 1828 and the 1st January 1830; stating the Name of each Person so promoted, the date of Promotion, and the date of the Commission each Officer held at the time of his promotion; and distinguishing also from the other the Promotions in the Navy on Foreign Stations to vacancies occasioned by death or dismissal by Courts Martial.

Return of the number of Officers in the Royal Navy on the 1st January in the years 1828, 1829 and 1830; distin guishing the several ranks, from Admiral to Lieutenant inclusive, and the number of each rank employed Afloat.

Royal Marines. No.233.

A Return of the number of Gentlemen appointed to First Commissions, of the number of Promotions of Lieutenants to be Captains, of Captains to be Majors, and of Majors to be Lieutenant-Colonels in the Royal Marines in each year, from the 25th January 1827 to the 25th January 1830.

A Return of the number of Officers on Full and on the Half Pay of Royal Marines in each year on the 1st January 1828, 1829 and 1830; distinguishing the several ranks.

A Return of the number of Officers of the Royal Marines who have been brought from Half Pay to Full Pay in each year, from 1st January 1827 to 1st January 1830; stating the number of each rank.

Return of all Officers of the Royal Marines who have been allowed to sell their Full-Pay Commissions since the 21st February 1827; stating their Names, Rank, and when they obtained their First Commissions in the Service.

Brevet Rank. No. 234.

Return of all Officers of the Royal Marines holding Brevet Rank higher than their Regimental Commissions, who have been allowed, under the General Order of 25th April 1826, to retire upon unattached Commissions upon Half Pay of the effective rank, above what they held regimentally; stating their Names, Rank, when they obtained their First Commissions as Second Lieutenants, and when allowed to retire; how long they served in each rank; and whether since their last retirement to Half Pay they have been brought on the strength of the Corps since the Return dated Admiralty Office, 18th March 1828.

Royal Marines. No. 235.

Return of all Officers of the Royal Marines who have sold their Retired, Full-Pay or Half-Pay Commissions; specifying their Names, Rank, when they obtained their first Commissions as Second Lieutenants, and when placed on Half Pay; whether they purchased any, and how many, of their Commissions; and how long they served in each rank since the Return dated Admiralty Office, 18th March 1828:-And then he withdrew.

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

Account from Trinity House, 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 the directions of an Act of Parliament,-Account of the Receipt and Appropriation of the Pilots' Fund of the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond for the year ending 31st December 1829:-And then he withdrew.

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

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

A Petition of the Magistrates and Council of the united burghs of Port Glasgow and Newark, 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.

Foleshill Poor Bill, committed.

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

Redcross Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for maintaining the Road from Haverhill, in the County of Suffolk, to Redcross, in the Parish of Great Shelford, in the County of Cambridge, was read the third time.

Resolved That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Lord Francis Osborne do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Rotherham Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for altering, improving, diverting and maintaining the Road from Rotherham to the Four-Lane Ends, near Wortley, in the West Riding of the County of York, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. William Duncombe, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Cromford Bridge Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Cromford Bridge to the Turnpike Road at or near Langley Mill, in the County of Derby, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Mundy, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Mansfield and Chesterfield Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the Mansfield and Chesterfield Turnpike Road to Bunting field Nook, in the County of Derby, and also the Road leading out of the said Road at Tufton Nether Green to Stubbing Edge Lane and Knot Cross, in the said County, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Mundy, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Derby Road Bill, committed.

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

Merlin's Bridge Road Bill, reported.

Sir Richard Philipps reported from the Committee on the Bill for improving and maintaining the Road from Merlin's Bridge to Pembroke Ferry, in the County of Pembroke; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Berwick Light Dues Bill, reported.

Mr. Beresford reported from the Committee on the Bill for altering two Acts passed in the forty-sixth and fiftyfourth years of his late Majesty's reign, relating to the Northern Light-houses; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Dundee and Newtyle Railway Bill, reported.

Mr. Hay reported from the Committee on the Bill to amend an Act for making a Railway from Dundee to Newtyle; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Dundee Gas Bill (No. 1.) reported.

Mr. Hay reported from the Committee on the Bill for incorporating The Dundee Gas-Light Company, and for the better lighting the Town of Dundee by Gas; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Heigham Bridge Bill, reported.

Mr. Jonathan Peel reported from the Committee on the 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; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Petition for Provision in Hagley Inclosure Bill, reported.

Mr. Lygon reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Proprietors of estates within the parish of Hagley, in the county of Worcester; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills of Inclosure, had not been complied with; but it appeared to the Committee, that at the time of the publication of the Notices in respect of the Bill now before Parliament for the Inclosure of certain lands in the parish of Hagley (and within which parish the commons in question are situate), the consent of one of the Owners of common rights on such commons had not been obtained, and therefore the Notice was not extended to such commons; and it further appeared that such consent has been recently obtained; and that the whole of the persons interested in the measure are desirous of the inclusion of these commons in the said Bill; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be referred to the Select Committee on Standing Orders.

Wootton Bassett Road Bill, reported.

Sir John Astley reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing the Road from Wootton Bassett, in the County of Wilts, to the two-mile-stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Swindon to Marlborough, in the said County; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Haymarket Removal Bill, reported;

Lord Viscount Lowther reported from the Committee on the re-committed 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; That they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, which they had directed him to report to the House, without any further Amendment; and the Report was brought up, and read.

re-committed.

And the House being informed that other Amendments are necessary to be made to the Bill:- The Bill was recommitted to a Committee of the whole House for Monday next.

Leicester and Swannington Railway Bill, reported.

Mr. Legh Keck reported from the Committee on the 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; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for making Railways, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto, which they had directed him to report to the House, together with a List of the Names of the persons who have dissented from the said Bill; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

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 is as followeth;

Alteration of Line of North Level Drainage and Navigation.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that in the case of the Petition of Agents of several Proprietors of lands in the North Level, part of Bedford Level, for an alteration of the line of the intended main Drain in the North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill, that the Report referred to this Committee is informal, inasmuch as it does not set forth the particulars wherein the Standing Orders have not been complied with.

Report respecting alteration of Line of North Level Drainage and Navigation, re-committed.

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 the Report which upon Tuesday last was made 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, be re-committed to the former Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee have leave to sit, notwithstanding any adjournment of the House.

Power to a Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Brighton to Shoreham, for building a Bridge over the River Adur at New Shoreham, and for making a Road to Lancing, and a Branch Road thereupon, all in the County of Sussex, have leave to sit, notwithstanding any adjournment of the House.

Hungerford Market Bill, committed.

A Bill to incorporate certain Persons, to be called, The Hungerford Market Company, for the establishment of a Market for the Sale of Fish, Poultry, and Meat, and other Articles of general consumption and use, and for other purposes, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Hobhouse, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petitions against.

A Petition of Tenants and Occupiers of the messuages, dwelling-houses and premises in the several streets and places comprising the Hungerford Market Estate, situate in the parish of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, in the county of Middlesex, was presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioners be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents upon their Petition, if they think fit.

Ordered, That counsel be admitted to be heard in favour of the Bill, against the said Petition.

Petitions against St. Giles Vestry Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitant Householders of the parishes of Saint Giles-in-the-Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the county of Middlesex;- and, of Thomas Wakley, of Bedford-square, London, and Churchwarden of the parish of Saint Giles-in-the-Fields,- were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the better regulation of the Affairs of the joint Parishes of Saint Giles in-the-Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex, and of the separate Parishes of Saint Giles-in-the-Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the same County; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table.

Werneth and Littleborough Road Bill, reported.

Lord Stanley reported from the Committee on the Bill for improving and maintaining the Road from Werneth to Littleborough, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the county of Lancaster; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Little Bolton Improvement Bill, committed.

A Bill for more effectually cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Little Bolton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, was read a second time; and committed to Lord Stanley, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petition against Tiverton Roads Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the parish and neighbourhood of Bampton, in the county of Devon, was presented, and read; taking notice of the 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 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.

Wigan Branch Railway Bill, reported.

Mr. Stanley reported from the Committee on the Bill for making and maintaining a Railway from the Borough of Wigan to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, in the Borough of Newton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and collateral Branches to communicate therewith; and to whom the Petition of Trustees for executing an Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Bolton-le-Moors to the Turnpike Road in Parr, leading from Saint Hellen's to Ashton, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster, was referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for making Railways, had been complied with; and that no person appeared on behalf of the said Petition; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Petition against Sheffield Waterworks Bill.

A Petition of Owners and Lessees or Occupiers of divers water-mills and other works situate on the Rivers Rivelin, Loxley and Dun, in the Parish of Sheffield, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for better supplying with Water the Town and Parish of Sheffield, in the County of York; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioners be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents upon their Petition, if they think fit.

Ordered, That counsel be admitted to be heard in favour of the Bill, against the said Petition.

St. Giles Vestry Bill, passed.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the ingrossed Bill for the better regulation of the Affairs of the joint Parishes of Saint Giles-in-the-Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex, and of the separate Parishes of Saint Giles-in-theFields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the same County, be now read the third time;

The Amendments following were proposed to be made to the Question; viz. To leave out the word "now," and, at the end of the Question, to add the words, "upon Tuesday the 27th day of this instant April."

And the Question being put, That the word "now" stand part of the Question;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Lord John Russell, 70.
Mr. Ross:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Hume, 32.
Mr. Hobhouse:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question being put;

Ordered, That the Bill be now read the third time:-

The Bill was accordingly read the third time. An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill, in Pr. 24. 1. 8. by leaving out the word "Thirty," and inserting the word "Twenty-five" instead thereof. And the Question being put, That the word "Thirty" stand part of the Bill; it passed in the Negative.

And the Question being put, That the word "Twentyfive" be inserted instead thereof; it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Another Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill, in Pr. 24. 1. 30. by leaving out the word "Thirty" and inserting the word "Twenty-five" instead thereof. And the Question being put, That the word "Thirty" stand part of the Bill; it passed in the Negative.

And the Question being put, That the word "Twentyfive" be inserted instead thereof; it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Another Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill, in Pr. 24. 1. 31. by leaving out the words, "And every such Inhabitant who shall in such Rate have been rated on an Annual Assessment or Valuation amounting to;" And the Question being put, That the words proposed to be left out, stand part of the Bill;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Thomas Fremantle, 49.
Mr. Ross:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Hume, 27.
Mr. Hobhouse:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative. Another Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill, in Pr. 24. 1. 35, by leaving out the word "Thirty" and inserting the word "Twenty-five" instead thereof. And the Question being put, That the word "Thirty" stand part of the Bill; it passed in the Negative.

And the Question being put, That the word "Twentyfive" be inserted instead thereof; it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Another Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill, in Pr. 24. 1. ult. by leaving out the word "Thirty" and inserting the word "Twenty-five" instead thereof.

And the Question being put, That the word "Thirty" stand part of the Bill; it passed in the Negative.

And the Question being put, That the word "Twentyfive" be inserted instead thereof; it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Another Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill, in Pr. 25. 1. 6. by leaving out the word "four" and inserting the word "three" instead thereof.

And the Question being put, That the word "four" stand part of the Bill;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Ward, 48.
Mr. Ross:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Hume, 26.
Sir Robert Wilson:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Lord John Russell do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Time for 3 Lord Ellenborough's Divorce Bill.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of the Right honourable Edward Baron Ellenborough with the Right honourable Jane Elizabeth Baroness Ellenborough his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes therein mentioned, be read the third time upon Tuesday next.

The Lords have agreed to.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Farrer and Sir Giffin Wilson:

Mr. Speaker,

Indemnity Bill.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to indemnify such Persons in the United Kingdom as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and for extending the Time limited for those purposes respectively, until the twenty-fifth day of March One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one; to permit such Persons in Great Britain as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors, to make and file the same on or before the first day of Hilary Term One thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and to allow Persons to make and file such Affidavits, although the Persons whom they served shall have neglected to take out their Annual Certificates, without any Amendment: And also,

County Palatine of Durham Bill; with Amendments.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for extending certain provisions of an Act of the eighth year of Queen Anne, "for the better Security of Rents, and to prevent Frauds committed by Tenants," regarding Executions to certain Process in use within the County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge, with some Amendments; to which Amendments the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:- And then the Messengers withdrew.

Petition for continuance of Fisheries Bounties.

A Petition of the Fishermen of Mounts Bay, in the county of Cornwall, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have, for the most part, embarked all their capital and devoted all their time to the occupation of catching Pilchards, Herrings, Cod, Ling and Hake on the coasts of Cornwall, and on the success in which the Petitioners and their families are wholly dependent; that the Petitioners learn with regret that the Bounties hitherto granted for the encouragement of these Fisheries are about to cease, which circumstance cannot fail materially to increase the distress now prevailing among them; and praying, That the House will be graciously pleased to continue the existing Bounties.

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

Petitions for mitigation of Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of Bankers, Merchants, and other Inhabitants of Truro, and its neighbourhood;- and, of the Clergy, Gentry and other of the Inhabitants of Hoddesden, and its vicinity, - were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, founding their opinion either upon their own experience or observation, or upon well-authenticated facts, and also upon the growing general aversion to capital punishment, are fully persuaded that the circumstance of Forgery being punishable with death, leads more and more frequently to the impunity of persons guilty of that offence, and consequently to the increase of the crime; and praying, That the House will be pleased to take this important subject into their early consideration, hoping that it may seem good to the House that the penalty of death for Forgery should be abolished.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Edward Knatchbull have leave of absence for a month, on urgent private business.

Return to be printed. No. 241.

Ordered, That the Returns relative to Pilotage, which were presented to the House upon Tuesday last, be printed.

Petitions for abolishing practice of burning Widows in India.

A Petition of Protestant Dissenters worshipping at Zion Chapel, Lane End;-of Members of the Congregation of Independent Dissenters assembling in the Tabernacle, Hanley, Staffordshire;-of Protestant Dissenters worshipping at Bethel Chapel, Burslem;-of Protestant Dissenters worshipping at Bethesda Chapel, Shelton;-of Protestant Dissenters worshipping at Mount Tabor Chapel, Lane Delph;-of Protestant Dissenters worshipping at Mount Zion Chapel, Stoke, in the Staffordshire Potteries;-of Protestant Dissenters, otherwise called Independents, of the parish of Burslem, in the county of Stafford;-and, of the Minister, Deacons and People constituting the congregation of Protestant Dissenters worshipping in Hope Chapel, Shelton, Staffordshire,-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.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table.

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Manufacturers, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Hanley and Shelton, in the Staffordshire Potteries;-and, of Inhabitants of the Clothing District of Drighlington, in the county of York,-were presented, and read; praying the House not to renew the Charter of the East India Company at its approaching termination, but to give the requisite notice, that the House will open the Trade to China and India to all classes of His Majesty's subjects, without impediment or restriction.

And the said Petitions were ordered to be referred to the Select Committee on East India Company's Affairs.

Petitions for removing Disabilities affecting the Jews.

A Petition of Jews residing in Portsmouth;-and, of Inhabitants of Rochester and Chatham, professing the Jewish religion,-were presented, and read; praying, That the House will be pleased to take their case into consideration, and to grant them such relief from the disabilities to which they are subject, as to the House shall seem meet.

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

Petition for repeal of House and Window Duties.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Whitby, in the county of York, was presented, and read; setting forth, That, suffering in common with all classes of His Majesty's subjects, the Petitioners have heard with great satisfaction that the work of reduction, of taxation and retrenchment has commenced; but the Petitioners are under the necessity of stating to the House, that however beneficial the promised relief may be to some, it cannot have any material effect upon the hardships and sufferings which the middle classes of society are labouring under, those classes, by whom the greatest weight of fiscal and other imposts is principally borne, and which imposts are day after day grinding them down, and reducing them to a state of pauperism; and praying the House to take such measures as to them may seem best and proper for enabling the House to abolish, with as little delay as possible, the Taxes on Houses and Windows, and all other the Assessed Taxes.

Ordered That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Petition against the use of Machinery.

A Petition of Manufacturers of Woollen Cloths, Operatives, and others connected with their interests, residing at Morley, in the parish of Batley, in the county of York, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners view with sincere sorrow and regret the progressive increase of Machinery, whereby manual labour is superseded to an alarming extent; that the baneful effects emanating from the manufacture of Woollen Cloth by the Mule, Horse and Power-Loom is most poignantly felt by the lower and middle class of society in that district, such as the landlord, shopkeeper, butcher, &c., but by none more keenly than by the patient, suffering and unfortunate operative and his wretched family; that the unrestricted use of the Mule, Horse and Power-Loom has facilitated pauperism to an unprecedented degree, from which there is no chance of recovering but through the intervention of the Legislature; that notwithstanding it has been stated that the Exports of the last year surpass those of any former year, yet it is a lamentable fact, that the distress in the manufacturing districts has increased in the same ratio, from which the natural inference is, that a great part of those goods are produced by steam, by bankrupts sales, and causes opposed to the interests of the working classes, and, in too many instances, with those of the manufacturer; that as long as the manufacturing classes are labouring under their present accumulated distress, so long will the agricultural interest suffer, the former being consumers of the produce of the soil to a considerable extent; that while real estate, and various kinds of personal property, are subject to assessment and taxation, it is the opinion of the Petitioners that every species of machinery, but especially those which supersede the use of manual labour, such as the Mule, Horse and Power-Looms, ought in reason to furnish their quota towards alleviating the burthens of the state, and payment of the rates in all places where they are employed, and that such machinery ought to be rated and taxed accordingly; that the Petitioners are now arrived at a period wherein justice, policy and humanity loudly call for prompt legislative measures, which would have the salutary effect of obviating the evils to be apprehended from the accumulating mass of human misery so unhappily prevalent, disgraceful to the national character, and far surpassing any former precedent; and praying the House, That it will take their case into its immediate consideration, and, by curtailing the extensive use of the Mule, Horse and Power-Loom, afford that relief to the working classes which their necessities require.

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

Petition complaining of the distress of the Shipping Interest.

A Petition of Ship-owners of Kingston-upon-Hull, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have been for several years, and are still, labouring under severe privations, in consequence of the unprofitableness of their trade; that the large capitals which the Petitioners invested in shipping, under the protection of the Navigation Laws, and trusting to the continuance of that protection, have, since the relaxation of those laws, failed to yield them even the lowest rate of interest; the value of their property is ruinously reduced, their ships are diminishing both in number and tonnage, and are yearly suffering great deterioration, there being no funds left for necessary repairs, and the Petitioners regard the time as not far distant when they shall be obliged to abandon their occupations, and this valuable and once flourishing employment shall be lost to the country; that the Petitioners apprehend that they alone will not be sufferers by such a catastrophe, but that the interests of the whole community will be affected, inasmuch as a very intimate connection subsists between the naval strength of a country and the prosperity of its commercial marine, and if the latter be not upheld, it must pass into the hands of foreigners, who, from having been successful rivals in peace, will become, by that very circumstance, more formidable adversaries in war; that the Petitioners do not presume to dictate to the House the means by which such calamitous results may best be avoided, they leave it to the wisdom of Parliament to choose, and to its benignity, and, they may add, its justice, to carry into effect such measures as may tend to ameliorate their present condition, and avert the evils which impend over them; nor do the Petitioners ask for such relief as can only be obtained at the expense of their suffering countrymen, who, they well know, are, from all quarters and from almost every branch of national industry, imploring the favourable interposition of the House, but they do ask that now, at last, their case may undergo a full and impartial investigation; the Petitioners therefore humbly, but most earnestly, pray, That if possible they may be freed from that ruinous competition with which experience has proved they are wholly unable to contend, unless relieved, in an equal degree with their Foreign competitors, from the pressure of taxation, and that their interests may no longer be made the subject of experiment on which to try the soundness of a theory, excellent in itself, but only applicable so far as the principle of equal taxation forms its basis; and, moreover, that the House, in order to alleviate the present distresses of the Country, will be pleased to introduce a more rigid system of economy into every department of the State expenditure, to abolish all useless and expensive offices, and to make a more equitable distribution of the public burthens, so that each one may contribute to the same, not as his inclination prompts, but as his means enable him to do.

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

The Lords have passed

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Farrer and Sir Giffin Wilson:

Mr. Speaker,

East Retford Witnesses Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to indemnify Witnesses who may give Evidence before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal on a Bill to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House: -And then the Messengers withdrew.

Petition respecting Poor Rates.

A Petition of Householders and other Inhabitants who are assessed to the Rates for the Relief of the Poor of the parish of Bishop Stortford, in the county of Hertford, was presented, and read; setting forth, That there have been, within the last few years, a great many cottages erected in the said parish, and a large sum of money, amounting to several thousand pounds, expended thereon, which are generally let by the week to poor persons, who are continually changing their residences, or become insolvent before any Rates can be collected; and the owners of such cottages charge and obtain higher rents for the same than they are reasonably worth, on the ground that such occupiers will not be charged or required to pay the Poor Rates in respect thereof, to the great prejudice of the other inhabitants of the said Parish, who are assessed to the Poor Rates, and who are consequently compelled to pay more than their fair proportions of the charges for maintaining and relieving the poor; that such cottages amount in number to about 480, and are let at rents from 4£. to 6£. per annum; and praying, That some legislative enactment may be passed which may make the owners of such cottages rateable for the same, instead of the occupiers thereof, under such regulations and restrictions as to the House shall seem meet.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House upon the Bill to prevent Abuses of the Poor Laws, by declaring and amending the Law relating to the Employment and Payment of Able-bodied Labourers from the Poor Rates, and for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value.

Adjournment.

Resolved, That this House will, at the rising of the House this day, adjourn till Monday next.

Report Supply.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty, the Resolutions which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same were read, and are as followeth;

Civil Contingencies.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding One hundred thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, towards defraying the charge of Civil Contingencies, for the year 1830.

Dock Yards.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Ninety-nine thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of Repairs and Improvements in the Dock-Yards, for the year 1830.

Troops and Garrisons Abroad.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Two hundred and ten thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge for the purchase of Provisions for Troops and Garrisons on Foreign Stations and for the Convict Service, and the value of Rations for Troops to be embarked on board Ships of War and Transports, for the year 1830.

Transports.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Two hundred and fifty thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of the Transport Service, for the year 1830.

Ordnance Department.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Eighty-five thousand and twenty-five pounds, be granted to his Majesty, for defraying the Salaries to the Master-General, Lieutenant-General, and the rest of the Principal Officers and Clerks belonging to the Office of Ordnance at the Tower, Pall Mall, and Dublin, for the year 1830.

The first Resolution of the Committee being read a second time, was agreed to by the House.

The subsequent Resolutions of the Committee being read a second time, were postponed.

Ordered, That the Resolutions which have been postponed, be taken into further consideration upon Monday next.

Committee of Supply.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty.

(In the Committee.)

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Forty-six thousand and seventy-six pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Salaries of the several Civil Establishments of the Office of Ordnance at the stations at home, abroad, and in Ireland, for the year 1830;

The said Motion was, with leave of the Committee, withdrawn.

A Motion was made, and the Question proposed, That a sum, not exceeding Seventeen thousand four hundred and thirty-two pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Salaries of the several Civil Establishments of the Office of Ordnance at the stations at home, for the year 1830;

Whereupon a Motion was made, and the Question being put, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Sixteen thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Salaries of the several Civil Establishments of the Office of Ordnance, at the stations at home for the year 1830; the Committee divided;

Teller for the Yeas, Sir John Wrottesley - 37

Teller for the Noes, Mr. George Dawson - 80

Original Question put;

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Seventeen thousand four hundred and thirty-two pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Salaries of the several Civil Establishments of the Office of Ordnance at the stations at home, for the year 1830.

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

Sabbati, 3 die Aprilis, 1830:

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 upon Monday next.

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 Monday next, again resolve itself into the said Committee.

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, upon Monday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Four per Cent. Annuities Bill, committed. No. 237.

A Bill for transferring certain Annuities of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum, into Annuities of Three Pounds and Ten Shillings, or Five Pounds per Centum per Annum, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Fisheries Bill, put off.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to continue, for a time to be limited, the several Acts for the Encouragement and Improvement of the British and Irish Fisheries;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon this day six months.

Arms (Ireland) Bill, committed.

A Bill to regulate the Importation of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition into Ireland, and the making, selling and keeping of Arms, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday the 26th day of this instant April.

Tolls and Customs (Ireland) Bill, committed.

A Bill to consolidate and amend the Laws respecting Tolls, Customs, and all other Duties taken by local Authority in Fairs, Markets, Sea-ports, and all other Places in Ireland, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday the 26th day of this instant April.

Galway Franchise 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 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;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday the 26th day of this instant April, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Committee on Fever Hospitals (Ireland) Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the 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; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday next.

Constabulary (Ireland) Bill, presented. No. 238.

Lord Francis Leveson Gower presented a Bill to amend certain Acts relating to Constables in Ireland: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Tuesday the fourth day of May next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Ireland- Returns, &c. ordered: Constabulary Police.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Constabulary Police of Ireland during each of the last three years; containing the number and distribution thereof in each County, together with the Pay, amount of the Expense of Clothing, Barrack and Commissariat Allowances; and distinguishing the amount paid by Grand Jury Assessment from that paid by the Public.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account in detail, of all Expenses incurred on account of the Inspectors General of Police in Ireland, and resident Magistrates, under the Constabulary Act during each of the last three years; distinguishing the sources from which such payments have been made.

Peace Preservation Act.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all Expenses incurred in Ireland under the Peace Preservation Act in Ireland, during each of the last three years, and the number of Men employed; distinguishing Waiters, and the sources from whence such Payments have been made.

Report from Committee on East India Company's Affairs. No. 236.

Mr. Courtenay reported from the Select Committee appointed 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 to report their Observations thereupon to the House, and who were empowered to report the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them from time to time to the House; That they had made a further progress in the matters to them referred; and had examined several other witnesses, and directed him to report the Minutes of the evidence taken before them to the House up to the 1st day of this instant April inclusive; and the Report was brought up, and read.

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

Address for Account from Exchequer (Scotland,) respecting Crown Property.

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, an Account of the Duties of the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, as far as relates to the management of the Crown and Public Property, and the Hereditary Revenues in Scotland, and otherwise, as a Board of Treasury.

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.

Account to be printed. No. 239.

Ordered, That the Account of the Fee Fund of the Court of Session in Scotland, which was presented to the House upon Tuesday last, be printed.

Petition to be printed.

Ordered, That the Petition of Inhabitants of Carlisle and neighbourhood, for Reform of Practice in the Law Courts, which was presented to the House upon the 23d day of March last, be printed.

Memorials of John Dennson, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before the House, Copies of the Memorials from John Dennson, Master of the "Patriot," of Aberdeen, to the Commissioners of the Customs and to the Lords of the Treasury, praying for a return of Sixty-three pounds charged him for Duty on Brandy used for the sick on board his vessel, in a voyage to and from Jamaica; together with Copies of the Certificates forwarded by Captain Dennson, with his Application; also, a Copy of the Answer of the Lords of the Treasury to his Memorial, and the Report of the Commissioners of Customs on his Memorial.

Paper to be printed No. 240.

Ordered, That the Copies of Memorials to the Irish Government, on the subject of Advances for the building of Kerry County Court House, which was presented to the House upon the 18th day of March last, be printed.

And then the House, having continued to sit till one of the clock on Saturday morning, adjourned till Monday next.