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Martis, 6 die Aprilis; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
Returns from the Court of Chancery, presented. No. 252. Dundee Gas Bill (No. 1.), passed. Member added to a Committee. Shoreham Bridge Bill, passed. Petition against Ellesmere and Chester Canal Bill. Yeovil Improvement Bill, committed. Ross (Hereford) Improvement Bill, committed. Petition for an Institution for Relief of the Deaf and Dumb. Petition in favour of Clyde Navigation Bill. Petition in favour of Garscube and Possil Roads Bill. Graziers Steam Company (Ireland) Petition, reported. Wistow Inclosure Bill, passed. Report from Committee on Standing Orders. Petition for Provision in Hagley Inclosure Bill. North Level Drainage-Alteration of Line. Amendments to Haddenham Inclosure Bill. agreed to. Clifton Bridge Bill, passed. Lord Ellenborough's Divorce Bill, passed. Petitions for repeal of Duties on Coals (Ireland.) The Lords have agreed to Liverpool Docks Bill. Liverpool Improvement Bill. Power to a Committee. Report from Committee on Sale of Beer. No. 253. Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter. Accounts from the Victualling Department (Portsmouth), ordered. Petitions against throwing open Trade in Beer. Petition complaining of Penalties under Patent Medicine Acts Accounts from the Bank of England, ordered. Petition complaining of the Recorder of Athlone. Petition for Remission of Taxation. Petition for Investigation of Abuses in the Law of Election in Ireland. Petition complaining of Distress in Ireland. Petitions for mitigating the severity of the Criminal Law. Petition for repeal of Clauses in Dublin Apothecaries Act. Petition respecting Poor Law Amendment Bill. Petitions for abolishing the Hackney Coach Board. Petition for removal of Restrictions on Sale of Sweets. Orders for Accounts, discharged. Petitions against grant of Money for extension of the Grand Canal (Ireland.) Leave of Absence. Accounts, ordered: Ballast Office Corporation (Dublin.) Imports and Exports. Sea Policies and Fire Insurances. Tonnage. Usury Laws Bill, presented. No. 254. Petition respecting Labourers Wages. Accounts to be printed. No. 255. Petitions to be printed. Report of Barons of Exchequer (Scotland), to be printed. No. 257. Address respecting Precious Metals in Russia. Labouring Poor Bill, ordered. Registrar at Madras Bill, ordered. Postponed Resolutions of Supply, agreed to. Report Supply. Ordnance Office, Woolwich. Ordnance, Civil Establishments. Barrack Masters. Gunners. Four per Cent. Annuities Bill, reported. reported. Haymarket Removal Bill, reported. Fever Hospitals (Ireland) Bill, passed. East Retford Witnesses Bill, committed. Registrar at Madras Bill, presented. No. 258. Stamp Duties Acts, to be considered. Tobacco Acts, to be considered. Courts of Law (Compensation to Officers) to be considered. Address respecting Colonial Grants of Land. Account of Stamps, ordered. Limerick County Election-Consideration deferred. Attendance of Members, deferred. Great Dover Street Improvement Bill, committed. Stamford Road Bill, committed. Chard Roads Bill, committed. Order for Account, discharged. Petition for reduction of Tolls on Mullingar Turnpike Road. Report respecting Dean Forest, presented. No. 259.

Martis, 6 die Aprilis; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Returns from the Court of Chancery, presented. No. 252.

The House being informed that Mr. Hore, from the Office of the Lord Chancellor's Secretary of Bankrupts, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House,-Returns to several Orders of the House, dated the 30th day of March last, for Returns of the number of original Causes, Pleas, Demurrers, Exceptions, Further Directions and Bankrupt Petitions set down for hearing on the Lord Chancellor's Paper, and now remaining unheard; specifying the times of setting down the same respectively:-the same Return as to the Vice-Chancellor's Paper:-and, of the number of Causes, Exceptions and Further Directions set down for hearing before the Master of the Rolls, and now remaining unheard; specifying the time of setting down the same respectively:-And then he withdrew.

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

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

An ingrossed Bill for incorporating The Dundee Gas Light Company, and for the better lighting the Town of Dundee by Gas, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Member added to a Committee.

Ordered, That Mr. Lindsay be added to the Committee on the Bill for enlarging, improving and maintaining the Port and Harbour of Perth; for improving the Navigation of the River Tay to the said City; and for other purposes therewith connected.

Shoreham Bridge Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Petition against Ellesmere and Chester Canal Bill.

A Petition of John Oldershaw, of Stoke, in the parish of Acton, in the county of Chester, Clerk, on behalf of himself and Ann his wife, being Owners of land in and adjoining to which the Reservoir thereinafter mentioned is proposed to be cut, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to enable the United Company of Proprietors of the Ellesmere and Chester Canal to make an additional Branch and Reservoir, and to amend and enlarge the Powers of the Act relating to the said Canal; and praying, That he may be heard by himself or his counsel against certain parts thereof.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioner be heard by himself or his counsel upon his Petition, if he think fit.

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

Yeovil Improvement Bill, committed.

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

Ross (Hereford) Improvement Bill, committed.

A Bill for paving, cleansing, draining, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Ross, and for disposing of certain Common and Waste Lands, and Rights of Common, within the Parish of Ross, in the County of Hereford, was read a second time; and committed to Sir Christopher Cole, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petition for an Institution for Relief of the Deaf and Dumb.

A Petition of William Wright, of No. 45, Great Marlborough-street, in the parish of Saint James and city of Westminster, Surgeon Aurist, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner has during many years past devoted the whole energies of his mind and incurred much pecuniary expense in the study of those diseases which affect the organ of hearing, and occasion a diminution of that most valuable sense; that he has adopted modes of treatment which have proved so successful, that persons of all ages and conditions in life, even the most exalted, can bear testimony to their efficiency, and the absence of all pain and risk; that he does not pretend to possess any nostrum or specific, at the same time he begs permission to state, that his mode of treating the infinite variety of deafness and diseases of the Ear are peculiar to himself, yet founded on the basis of the true principles of Surgical and Medical Science, apportioning to each case such treatment as the exigency of it may, in his opinion, consistent with a thorough knowledge of the anatomy, pathology and physiology of the organ, appear to demand; that if an Institution were formed to receive, under certain regulations, those born Deaf and Dumb, as well as persons labouring under diseases of the organ of hearing, the curative process for which in some cases requires great perseverance and considerable time, young men might become pupils in such establishment, in order to receive the benefit of the Petitioner's experience and instruction, whereby the cases of the Deaf and Dumb, which he has proved are not totally incurable, as well as other cases of deafness and diseases of the Ear, might, by gradual improvements in the modes which the Petitioner has already so successfully adopted, become as easily relieved as any other malady; that he has not the means of establishing an Institution of this description, and as it would be of decided advantage to the community at large, he presumes most respectfully to suggest, that it is a proper subject for the humane consideration of the Legislative Assembly of a great nation; and praying for the recommendation of the House to His Majesty's Government to form a National Institution for the aforesaid benevolent purposes, under such regulations as may be deemed proper.

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

Petition in favour of Clyde Navigation Bill.

A Petition of the Magistrates and Council of the United Burghs of Port Glasgow and Newark, in the county of Renfrew, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to enable the Trustees for the Improvement of the Navigation of the River Clyde to purchase up certain Exemptions from the Rates payable on the said River and the Harbour at Glasgow; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petition in favour of Garscube and Possil Roads Bill.

A Petition of Trustees of Statute Labour Conversion, within the royalty of Glasgow, was presented, and read; taking notice of the 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 praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Graziers Steam Company (Ireland) Petition, reported.

Mr. O'Grady by order, reported from the Committee on the Petition of John Redford Davis; That they had examined the matter thereof; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for regulating and incorporating a Company in Ireland, to be called The Irish Graziers Steam Marine Company: And that Mr. O'Grady and Mr. Lambert do prepare, and bring it in: And that leave be given to present the Bill on or before Monday the 26th day of this instant April.

Wistow Inclosure Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Wistow, in the County of Huntingdon, and for extinguishing the Tithes in the said Parish, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Report from Committee on Standing Orders.

Mr. Lawley 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;

Petition for Provision in Hagley Inclosure Bill.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that in the case of the Petition for additional Provision in the Hagley Inclosure Bill, the Standing Orders ought not to be dispensed with.

North Level Drainage-Alteration of Line.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that in the case of the Petition of the Agents of several Proprietors of lands of 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, the parties ought not to be permitted to alter the Line of the said intended Main Drain.

Amendments to Haddenham Inclosure Bill. agreed to.

The House proceeded to take into consideration the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act for inclosing Lands and extinguishing Tithes in the Parish of Haddenham, in the County of Buckingham; and the same were read, and are as followeth;

Pr. 126. 1. 3. After "exchanged" insert Clause (A).

Clause (A). "Provided always, and be it further Enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to empower the said Commissioners to exonerate from Tithes any Lands or Grounds in the Parish, Chapelry or Township of Cuddington."

Pr. 126. 1. 12 and 13. Leave out "with-Cuddington."

The said Amendments being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Wood do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the Amendments made by their Lordships.

Clifton Bridge Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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 the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Lord Ellenborough's Divorce Bill, passed.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of 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;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be now read the third time;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Sir George Clerk, 86.
Mr. Thomas Wood:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Hume, 16.
The Marquis of Blandford:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative:-And the Bill was accordingly read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir George Clerk do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Petitions for repeal of Duties on Coals (Ireland.)

A Petition of the Chamber of Commerce of Dublin;- of Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders and others of Saint Audeon;-and, of Saint Catharine, in the city of Dublin,- were presented, and read; praying, That all Duties, whether local or general, on the importation of Coals into Ireland, may be forthwith repealed.

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

The Lords have agreed to

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

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the several Bills following, without any Amendment; viz.

Liverpool Docks Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for extending and amending the several Acts relating to the Docks and Harbour of Liverpool:

Liverpool Improvement Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for the better paving and Sewerage of the Town of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for settling the Boundaries between the said Town and the Township of Kirkdale, and parts of the Townships of Everton and West Derby:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Power to a Committee.

Ordered, That the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Laws and Regulations which restrict the sale of Beer by Retail, and to report their Observations thereupon to the House; have Power to report their Opinion, together with the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them to the House.

Report from Committee on Sale of Beer. No. 253.

Mr. Calcraft reported from the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Laws and Regulations which restrict the sale of Beer by Retail; and to report their Observations thereupon to the House; and who were empowered to report their Opinion, together with the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them to the House; and to whom several Petitions on the subject of the Beer Trade, were referred; That they had examined the matters to them referred, and had come to several Resolutions, which they had directed him to report to the House, together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before them; and the Resolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth;

1. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that from the tenth day of October next, it shall be lawful for all persons in England and Wales to sell Beer by Retail, under the regulations hereafter specified.

2. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that every person who shall sell Beer by Retail, shall take out a License.

3. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that such License shall be granted, on application, by the licensing department at the Excise Office in London, or by the collectors and supervisors of Excise in the country, as the case may be, unless the person applying for the same shall be disqualified under the regulations hereafter to be provided.

4. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that every such License shall contain the Christian and surname of the person to whom it is granted, and specify the house or premises in which the Beer is to be sold by Retail.

5. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that for every License so granted, the sum of Two pounds and two shillings shall be paid to the licensing department of the Excise in London, or to the collectors of Excise in the country, as the case may be.

6. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that every License shall be in force for the space of twelve calendar months, and no longer, from the date thereof.

7. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that every License shall be registered by the proper department of the Excise.

8. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that every seller of Beer by Retail, who shall omit to take out a License previous to selling Beer by Retail, or who shall sell Beer by Retail in any house or premises other than that which is specified in his License, shall, on conviction before two Justices, forfeit not less than Ten pounds, nor more than Twenty pounds.

9. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that every seller of Beer by Retail who shall permit drunkenness or disorderly conduct in his house or premises, shall, on conviction before two Justices, forfeit not less than Forty shillings, nor more than Five pounds, for the first offence.

10. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that every seller of Beer by Retail who shall permit drunkenness or disorderly conduct in his house or on his premises, and shall be convicted thereof a second time within twelve calendar months, shall, on satisfactory proof of such first conviction within such period, forfeit not less than Five pounds, nor more than Ten pounds.

11. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that every seller of Beer by Retail, who shall permit drunkenness or disorderly conduct in his house or on his premises, and shall be convicted thereof a third time before two or more Justices in petty sessions assembled, within eighteen calendar months, shall, on satisfactory proof of such first and second convictions within such period, forfeit not less than Ten pounds, nor more than Twenty pounds, and be adjudged, at the discretion of such Justices, to be legally disqualified to sell Beer by Retail for the space of two years from the date of such last conviction; and that whenever such Justices shall adjudge a seller of Beer by Retail disqualified to sell Beer by Retail, it shall be lawful for them also to adjudge, that no Beer shall be sold by Retail in the same house or on the same premises for the space of two years from the date of such adjudication, if they shall so think fit.

But if any person shall be so adjudged to be disqualified to sell Beer by Retail, or if the house or premises of any person to be so adjudged disqualified to have Beer sold upon them by Retail, who shall think himself aggrieved by such adjudication, may appeal to the next court of general or quarter sessions, which shall be holden not less than twelve days after such adjudication for the county or place wherein the cause of complaint shall have arisen; provided such person shall give to the Justices so adjudicating, and to the informer, a notice of such appeal, and shall enter into a recognizance of with two sufficient securities of each, before the said Justices, conditioned to appear at the said sessions and to try such, and to abide the judgment of the Court thereupon, and to pay such costs as shall be by the Court awarded; and upon such notice being given, and such recognizances being entered into, the said Justices shall adjourn the case to the said sessions, when the case shall be heard and finally determined.

12. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that any person, who being licensed to sell Beer by Retail, who shall mix, or cause to be mixed, any deleterious drugs, or shall in any way adulterate the Beer so sold, shall, on conviction before two Justices, be fined not less than Ten pounds, nor more than Twenty pounds; and that for a second such offence of which he shall be convicted within twelve calendar months, he shall be disqualified for selling Beer by Retail for two years from the date of his last conviction, and shall be fined not less than Twenty pounds, nor more than Fifty pounds, at the discretion of such convicting Justices.

13. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that all convictions of persons adjudged to be disqualified to sell Beer by Retail shall be forthwith notified by the clerk of the Magistrates to the Board of Excise in London, or to the Collector of Excise in the country.

14. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that no License shall be granted to any person so adjudged to be disqualified for two years from the date of such conviction.

15. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that no License shall be granted for two years to any other person to sell Beer by Retail on the premises which shall have been adjudged legally disqualified as aforesaid, to have Beer sold on them by Retail.

16. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that if any person after he shall have been so convicted, shall within the time above specified sell Beer by Retail either on the same or on any other premises, he shall forfeit, on conviction before two or more Justices in petty sessions assembled, not less than Twenty-five pounds, nor more than Fifty pounds; and he shall be liable to a like penalty for each offence of which he shall be so convicted.

17. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that the Justices before whom information shall be brought against any one for selling Beer by Retail without a License, may require the production of such License; and if it shall not be produced, or if satisfactory proof of some unavoidable circumstance causing it not to be produced shall not be given, they shall be empowered to convict such person of selling Beer without a License, and adjudge him liable to such penalties as shall attach to such offence.

18. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that if any person shall sell Beer by Retail on premises so disqualified, and he shall be proved to be acquainted with such disqualification, he shall forfeit, on conviction before two Justices, not less than Ten pounds, nor more than Twenty pounds.

19. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that no Sheriff's Officer shall be legally capable of selling Beer by Retail.

20. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that all persons who shall sell Beer by Retail, shall use the Standard Measures, and no others, under a penalty of Five pounds.

21. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that every person licensed to sell Beer by Retail, shall, on the order of two Justices, close his house during the existence or probable expectation of tumult or riot; and if he shall refuse or wilfully neglect to obey, he shall be liable to be convicted of disorderly conduct, and be punished accordingly.

22. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that every offence shall be prosecuted within three months of the date thereof.

23. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that it shall be lawful for officers and soldiers under the provisions of the annual Mutiny Act, to be billeted in houses licensed to sell Beer by Retail.

24. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that the penalties recommended by the several preceding Resolutions should be recovered and enforced in like manner as is laid down in the 9th Geo. 4, c. 61, s. 25; also, that the rights of the Universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, and the Cinque Ports, should be duly considered.

25. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that all penalties, when recovered, shall be paid, half to the informer and half to the poor of the parish.

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

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of the Manufacturers, Traders and other Inhabitants of Taunton and its vicinity;-of the Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the royal burgh of Ayr, in Council assembled;-of Inhabitants of the clothing district of Horbury;-of Cleckheaton;-of Kirkstall;-of Bramley;-of Birstal;-and, of Morley, in the county of York,-were presented, and read; praying, That the East India Company's monopoly may be so far modified, as that all British subjects may at least be on a level with foreigners in their commercial intercourse with China and the interior of India.

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

Accounts from the Victualling Department (Portsmouth), ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all the Sums of Money expended by the Vie tualling Department since 1st June 1827, for Buildings and other Works at Weevill; distinguishing such Buildings and Works, and the Sums expended for the same, as have been required for the new Establishment there, from such as would have been required for the old Establishment there only.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the whole Expense incurred in the Removal and Transfer of the Victualling Establishment from Portsmouth to Weevill, with an Estimate of the Sums required (if any) for the completion of the same.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the several Sums of Money at which the Premises of the late Victualling Establishment at Portsmouth have been sold, with the Dates at which the said Sums, or any part thereof, have been paid to the Victualling Department.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Number of Persons belonging to the Victualling Establishment at Portsmouth, who have been reduced in consequence of the Removal and Transfer of the Establishment to Weevill, with the Amount of their Salaries.

Petitions against throwing open Trade in Beer.

A Petition of Licensed Victuallers resident in Liverpool;-and, of Licensed Victuallers and others interested in the Inns and Victualling-houses in Beverley, and its vicinity,-were presented, and read; praying, That the House will not sanction any measure, whereby the Retail Trade in Beer may be in any degree thrown open, so as to injure or affect the interests of the Petitioners; and further, that if the House shall think proper to pass the Act, as now proposed by the Right honourable the Chancellor of the Exchequer, as regards the opening of the sale of Beer by unlicensed victuallers, the Petitioners pray, that all persons acting thereunder in the sale of Beer by Retail, may be rendered liable to the present Billeting system.

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

Petition complaining of Penalties under Patent Medicine Acts

A Petition of James Middlewood, of Liverpool, perfumer and fruiterer, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is the sole inventor and manufacturer of a botanic oil for the growth and embellishment of human hair, superior to all other articles used for a similar purpose; and also, of a vegetable oil soap, exceeding every other discovery, for cleansing, beautifying and making the human skin luxuriantly soft, which the Petitioner sold under the denomination of "Middlewood's Botanic Oil," and "Middlewood's Vegetable Oil Soap," as perfumery, and not as medicine, until the Petitioner, as he humbly submits to the House, was cruelly prosecuted by His Majesty's Commissioners of Stamps, under the vague and indefinite provisions of the Patent Medicine Acts for selling, as was alleged, unlicensed Medicine, although the articles were neither described, nor sold, nor used as medicine; stating the particulars of his case, and praying the House to take the said Statutes referred to, and the whole of the premises, into their early consideration, and afford him such relief as to their wisdom and justice may seem meet.

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

Accounts from the Bank of England, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the total amount of Exchequer Bills now held by the Bank of England (except Deficiency Bills); distinguishing the amount issued from that purchased, and specifying the funds (if any) provided by Parliament for the discharge of such Bills.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of any Contract entered into by the Corporation of the City of London, for a Loan of Money for the completion of London Bridge.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all Distributions made by the Bank of England amongst the Proprietors of Bank Stock, whether by money Payments, transfer of Five per cent. Annuities, or otherwise, under the heads of Bonus, Increase of Dividend, and Increase of Capital, betwixt 25th February 1797 and 31st March 1830, in addition to the ordinary annual Dividend of Seven per cent. on the Capital Stock of that Corporation existing in 1797, including therein the whole Dividend paid since June 1816 on their increased capital; stating the period when such distributions were made; and the aggregate amount of the whole.

Petition complaining of the Recorder of Athlone.

A Petition of John Christopher Dillon, of the borough of Athlone, Gentleman, professing the Roman Catholic Religion, was presented, and read; praying the House to extend to the Petitioner and to all Roman Catholics resident in Boroughs and Towns Corporate in Ireland, the benefit of the Act or Acts of King Charles the Second, being for the avowed purpose of encouraging the settlement of persons who profess the Protestant Religion in borough and other chartered towns in Ireland, and thereby perfect that state of equality between the two great bodies of that Kingdom which has been already so nobly commenced; and that the House may order that a correct Return be made to the House on oath of the number of Freemen, both resident and non-resident, of the borough of Athlone, their names, and the dates of their several admissions to the freedom of the said borough of Athlone.

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

Petition for Remission of Taxation.

A Petition of Inhabitant Householders of the parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, in the county of Middlesex, in Public Vestry assembled, was presented, and read; complaining of their distress; and praying, That the House will be pleased to remit a large portion of the Taxes, particularly those which press heavily on the poor and the industrious part of the community, such as the House and Window Duty, and on Malt, Sugar, Tea, Coals, Soap and Candles, and in order that relief may be as fully extended as the circumstances will admit, that a portion of the Church lands and Tithes be appropriated to the payment of the necessary expenses of the State; and on the same principle the Petitioners pray the House that a reduction may be made in the interest of the National Debt; and finally, that the House will cause an effectual reform to be made therein, so that the Members may be chosen by the great body of the people.

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

Petition for Investigation of Abuses in the Law of Election in Ireland.

A Petition of Valentine Blake, Esquire, was presented, and read; setting forth, That according to the law and usage of the Parliament of Ireland, Acts of Parliament which had reference to local rights, or promoted local improvement, or facilitated the expenditure of money for the employment of the population of any particular district, were looked upon as national objects, and no vexatious forms were required, and no fees were extracted by the officers of the House; that another grievous departure from the terms of the Act of Union is, the continued misapplication of the right of election for Members of Parliament for places in Ireland, and this notorious abuse of the law amounts in effect to the absolute disfranchisement of the inhabitants of the principal cities and towns in Ireland, although it was by the general law in Ireland expressly enacted (which laws were re-enacted by the Act of Union), that the right of election to represent the said cities and towns should be in the inhabitants at large; and praying, That the House, as a means of alleviating the misery and distress of the bulk of the population of Ireland, will so regulate the Private Bill Office and the Standing Orders, as not to annual an Act of Parliament which secured to the people of Ireland (notwithstanding the Union) the same facility which they formerly enjoyed of passing through the House local Acts, having for their object the expenditure of money in public works, or the declaration of the rights or privileges of any particular place or body of persons; and that the House will forthwith investigate the state and abuses of the law of election of Members of Parliament for places in Ireland.

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

Petition complaining of Distress in Ireland.

A Petition of unemployed Weavers of the city of Limerick, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the different branches of the Linen and Cotton Trade in that city are in a state of the greatest depression, that their former rate of wages has been gradually reduced so low that at present, when the Petitioners can find employment, they cannot earn more than three to four shillings a-week, after working seventeen hours out of twenty-four; that the Petitioners cannot procure employment even at that small rate of wages; at present the Charitable Institutions of their city are unable to afford them even the smallest relief, in consequence of which, they and their families are reduced to the utmost extreme of human misery; that the Petitioners feel grateful to His most Gracious Majesty's Government for the wise and salutary measures adopted in the late Session of Parliament, which has secured the internal peace and tranquillity of that country; and humbly pray that its humane attention may de directed to the improvement of the depressed and suffering manufacturers of that Kingdom; and praying, That the House will be pleased to take their case into consideration.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on Irish Poor.

A Petition of Labourers of the Three hundreds of Ashenden, in the county of Bucks, was also presented and read; complaining of their distress; and praying, That the House will adopt such means as to them may seem fit, to prevent the Fund appropriated for the relief of paupers from being misapplied to the purchase of labour for the farmers, and to stop that increase of crime which must be the inevitable result of degradation and want.

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

Petitions for mitigating the severity of the Criminal Law.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the town of Woburn and its vicinity;-and, of Unitarian Protestant Dissenters assembling for public worship in the Chapel in Southplace, Finsbury-square, London,-were presented, and read; praying the House to make such revision and alteration of the Penal Laws of this country as may prove both more adapted to the ends of legislation and more conformable to the dictates of humanity and mercy.

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

Petition for repeal of Clauses in Dublin Apothecaries Act.

A Petition of Licentiate Apothecaries of the town of Bandon, was presented, and read; praying the House to authorize an Institution to be erected from the general body of Irish Apothecaries, to be called The Royal Irish College of Pharmacy, to which the regulative powers of Apothecaries Hall shall be transferred, the officers of said College to be chosen not by reason of their shares in the capital stock of the Company, but on account of their talents and integrity, and that the Royal College of Pharmacy shall not be, like the present Apothecaries Company, allowed to traffic in drugs, but that the services of its officers shall be altogether confined to the scientific objects of their departments, and that a Clause may be introduced into the solicited Act, empowering the Governor and Directors of the proposed College of Pharmacy to grant annual licenses, and prohibiting any person from practising the art and science of an Apothecary in Ireland, under such penalties as the House may please to ordain without such license.

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

Petition respecting Poor Law Amendment Bill.

A Petition of Churchwardens, Overseers and Select Vestry of the parish of Richmond, in the county of Surrey, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to prevent Abuses of the Poor Laws, by declaring and amending the Law relating to the employment and payment of Ablebodied Labourers from the Poor Rates, and for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value; and setting forth, That by the existing Law, as enacted by 59 Geo 3, c. 12, s. 19, the rates on tenements above the annual rent of 6l. and below 20l. are charged upon the owners thereof, instead of the occupiers, provided the same are let for less than one year, and the rent made payable at any shorter period than three months; and praying the House to take these premises into their consideration, and to fulfil the intentions of the Legislature, by amending the said Act of the 59th year of his late Majesty in such manner as to the House may seem meet, and that such amendment be made to extend to all parishes, and be considered as the general law of the land.

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

Petitions for abolishing the Hackney Coach Board.

A Petition of George Green, hackney-coach owner, of Eagle-street, Red-Lion-square;-and, of Charles Saggers, hackney-coach owner, of Red-Lion-yard, Warner-street, Clerknwell, London,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have been licensed hackneycoach owners upwards of twenty-two years, and are at present holders of several numbers; and that their business is in a most deplorable and impoverished state, owing to the issue of cabriolets, and, the number being limited, is monopolized by a favoured few, who have had them granted by the Treasury, and have sufficient property without taking the poor hackneyman's loaf from him; and praying, That the House will take their case into their serious consideration, and afford that relief within their power; and as there is a greater number of pair-horse coaches and chariots than the public can employ, that they may be allowed the privilege of working their numbers as well on cabriolets and chariots drawn with one horse, or any other four-wheeled carriage drawn with one horse, in general use at this time with the public, and as pair-horse coaches or chariots, that may best suit the convenience of the public and the interest of the trade, and that the Hackney-coach Board may be dispensed with altogether, as being a useless and unjust establishment.

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

Petition for removal of Restrictions on Sale of Sweets.

A Petition of Makers and Venders of and Dealers in Sweets, or British Wines, was presented, and read; setting forth, That some years ago the sale of Sweets, or British Wines, even when the art of making them was much less perfectly known than it is at present, was of very considerable magnitude, thereby yielding a valuable trade to the persons engaged in it, and a proportionable revenue to the State; but of late years, in consequence of the existing system of licenses, the trade is very much reduced, and will probably be soon nearly extinguished, if some relief be not afforded to it by the Legislature; stating the particulars of their case, and praying the House to take the same into their consideration, and afford such relief as the case shall be found to require; and that the Petitioners may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents on the matter of this Petition, in such manner as to the House shall seem expedient.

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

Orders for Accounts, discharged.

The House was moved, That the Orders made upon the 30th day of March last, That there be laid before this House, Accounts of the total net amount of Duties of Customs charged on Merchandize of all kinds imported into the United Kingdom, after deducting the amount of Drawback allowed on exportation of the same, between 5th January 1820 and 5th January 1830; distinguishing each year:-of the gross amount of the Duties of Customs charged on Importation of Sugar into the United Kingdom from the British West Indies and Mauritius, for the same period:-of the amount of Drawback allowed on export of Sugar, during the same period:-and, of the net amount of Duties of Customs received on Importation of Sugar from the British Colonies in the West Indies and Mauritius, also for the same period, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Orders be discharged.

Petitions against grant of Money for extension of the Grand Canal (Ireland.)

A Petition of the Traders, dealers in corn, and others resident in Ballymahon, in the county of Longford;- of Traders, dealers in corn, and others resident in Mullingar;-of Traders, dealers in corn, and others resident in Ballina Cargy;-and, of the Nobility, Gentry and other Proprietors of land in the county of Westmeath,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have heard with alarm, that a sum of money has been granted by the Loan Commissioners for the extension of the Grand Canal to Kilbeggan, about seven miles distant from the Royal Canal, which the Petitioners are prepared to show is not demanded for any purpose of public utility, and which can only have a tendency to excite an injurious competition between interests which have already suffered from the too great proximity of the two rival Canals; and praying, That the House will interfere, and prevent a further issue of money for that project, which, if carried into effect, must tend to injure the property of the Petitioners, vested upon the expectation that so useless, unnecessary and uncalledfor an undertaking as the proposed Branch Canal, would not be sanctioned by a public grant, to the prejudice of individual interests.

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Jephson have leave of absence for a month, on urgent private business.

Ordered, That Mr. Carew have leave of absence for a month, on urgent private business.

Accounts, ordered: Ballast Office Corporation (Dublin.)

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Expense incurred by the Ballast Office Corporation in erecting a Patent Slip at the North Wall, Dublin, and in dredging, making Approaches, and other Works near the said Slip, and connected therewith;- and also, the number and description of Vessels repaired thereon, since the completion thereof, and the Income (if any) that has been derived therefrom.

Imports and Exports.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantities of the following Articles imported, or charged with Duty for Home Consumption, on an average of three years, to 5th January 1783, 1793, 1815, and 1830; distinguishing the rates of Duties of Customs or Excise, or both, severally payable at the periods stated: -Cotton Wool, Sheep's Wool; Raw Silk, Thrown Silk; Flax undressed, Flax dressed, Flax Yarn; Hemp dressed, Hemp undressed, Hemp Yarn; Indigo; Tallow; Soap; Candles; Bricks and Tiles; Barilla; Ashes; Timber, say, Deals, Logs, Battens; Palm Oil; Cochineal.

Sea Policies and Fire Insurances.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Stamp Duty received upon Sea Policies, and upon Fire Insurances, on an average of three years ending 5th January 1783, 1793, 1815 and 1830; distinguishing the amount of such Duties.

Tonnage.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of British and Foreign Tonnage entered Inwards, for the years ending 5th January 1783, 1793, 1815 and 1830.

Usury Laws Bill, presented. No. 254.

Mr. Poulett Thomson presented a Bill to alter several Acts relating to Contracts for the Loan of Money at Interest: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday, the 26th day of this instant April.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Petition respecting Labourers Wages.

A Petition of John Raxworthy, of Warminster, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will take into their early consideration those laws which relate to the payment of the Wages of the Operative; and that they may be so far revised, amended and improved as will insure to the labourer his payment in money only, and to the regular and fair manufacturer an exemption from the evils those laws were intended to prevent.

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

Accounts to be printed. No. 255.

Ordered, That the Account of the Pilots Fund of the Corporation of the Trinity House, for 1829, which was presented to the House upon Friday last, be printed.

Ordered, That the Annual Accounts from the Chamber of London, which were presented to the House upon Wednesday last, be printed.

Petitions to be printed.

Ordered, That the Petition of Bankers, Merchants, and other Inhabitants of Truro, and its neighbourhood; and of the Clergy, Gentry and Inhabitants of Hoddesdon and its vicinity, respecting the Law of Forgery, which were presented to the House upon Friday last, be printed.

Report of Barons of Exchequer (Scotland), to be printed.

No. 257.

Ordered, That the Report of the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, relative to the nature of their Duties, laid before the Finance Committee in 1828, and which was presented to the House upon the 24th day of June, in the last Session of Parliament, be printed.

Address respecting Precious Metals in Russia.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to direct His Consul at Saint Petersburgh to obtain and transmit such Information as he may be able to obtain, with respect to the amount of the Precious Metals raised in the Empire of Russia, in each year from 1820 to the present time.

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.

Labouring Poor Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to promote the Employment of the labouring Poor, by free hiring at fair and adequate Wages: And that Lord Nugent and Mr. Rickford do prepare, and bring it in.

Registrar at Madras Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Relief of the Representatives of Persons who have died intestate in the Presidency of Madras in the East Indies, and for the Relief of the Suitors of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras aforesaid: And that Mr. Spring Rice and Sir James Mackintosh do prepare, and bring it in.

Postponed Resolutions of Supply, agreed to.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for taking into further consideration the second, third, fourth and fifth of the 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, be now read; and the same being read:-The House proceeded to take the said Resolutions into further consideration; and the said Resolutions were read again, and agreed to by the House; and are as followeth;

2. Resolved, 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.

3. Resolved, 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.

4. Resolved, 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.

5. Resolved, 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.

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 agreed to by the House; and are as followeth;

Ordnance Office, Woolwich.

1. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Eight thousand nine hundred and thirty-three pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Salaries to the Departments of the Office of Ordnance at Woolwich, for the year 1830.

Ordnance, Civil Establishments.

2. Resolved, 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.

3. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Twenty-eight thousand six hundred and forty-four pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Salaries of the several Civil Establishments of the Office of Ordnance Abroad and in Ireland, for the year 1830.

Barrack Masters.

4. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Forty-one thousand three hundred and eighty-eight pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Salaries of Barrack Masters and Barrack Serjeants at the Stations at Home, Abroad, and in Ireland, for the year 1830.

Gunners.

5. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Five thousand three hundred and ninety pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Expense of Master Gunners at the Garrisons and Batteries in Great Britain, Guernsey, Jersey and Ireland, for the year 1830.

Four per Cent. Annuities Bill, reported.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the 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, be now read; and the same being read;

reported.

Sir Alexander Grant accordingly reported from the said Committee 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 To-morrow.

Haymarket Removal Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, 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, 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 To-morrow.

Fever Hospitals (Ireland) Bill, passed.

The ingrossed Bill to extend the Powers of Grand Juries in the execution of an Act of the fifty-eighth year of his late Majesty's reign, for establishing Fever Hospitals in Ireland, was, according to Order, read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Alexander Grant do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

East Retford Witnesses Bill, committed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, 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, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for To-morrow.

Registrar at Madras Bill, presented. No. 258.

Mr. Spring Rice presented a Bill for the Relief of the Representatives of Persons who have died intestate in the Presidency of Madras in the East Indies, and for the Relief of the Suitors of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras aforesaid: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday the 26th day of this instant April.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Stamp Duties Acts, to be considered.

The House was moved, That the Act 56 Geo. 3, c. 56, to repeal the several Stamp Duties in Ireland, and also several Acts for the Collection and Management of the said Duties, and to grant New Stamp Duties in lieu thereof, and to make more effectual Regulations for collecting and managing the said Duties, might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Act 56 Geo. 3, c. 107, to amend an Act of the last Session of Parliament relating to Stamp Duties in Great Britain, so far as relates to Inventories to be exhibited and recorded in any Commissary Court in Scotland, might be read; and the same being read;

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Acts.

Tobacco Acts, to be considered.

The House was moved, That the Act 12 Charles 2, c. 34, for prohibiting the planting, setting, or sowing of Tobacco in England and Ireland, might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Act 22 Geo. 3, c. 73, to explain an Act made in the twelfth year of the reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the planting, setting, or sowing of Tobacco in England or Ireland," and to permit the Use and Removal of Tobacco, the growth of Scotland, into England, for a limited time, under certain Restrictions, might be read; and the same being read;

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider of the said Acts.

Courts of Law (Compensation to Officers) to be considered.

A Motion being made, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of making compensation to certain Officers of the Superior Courts of Common Law in England and Wales, the lawful fees and emoluments of whose offices, may be reduced by any Act to be passed in this Session of Parliament;

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, by His Majesty's command, acquainted the House, That His Majesty having been informed of the subject-matter of this Motion, recommends it to the consideration of the House.

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

Address respecting Colonial Grants of Land.

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 Copy of the Conditions under which Lands are granted in the British North American Colonies, and in the Colonies of New South Wales, and Van Diemen's Land.

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 of Stamps, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Sums received in the year 1829, under each rate of Duty, and upon each Article contained in the various Schedules of the Acts now in force for levying a Revenue on Stamps, as far as the same can be made out.

Limerick County Election-Consideration deferred.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon the 3d day of March last, for taking into consideration upon Tuesday the 20th day of this instant April, the Petition of James Hewitt Massy Dawson, of Newforest, in the county of Tipperary, Esquire, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the county of Limerick, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into consideration upon Tuesday the 27th day of this instant April, at four of the clock in the Afternoon.

Memorandum:-Notices were again sent to the Parties, with Orders for their attendance accordingly.

Attendance of Members, deferred.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon the 3d day of March last, for the attendance of several Members at the Ballot on Tuesday the 20th day of this instant April, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Ordered, That the said several Members do attend the Ballot on Tuesday the 27th day of this instant April.

Great Dover Street Improvement Bill, committed.

A Bill for paving, lighting, cleansing and otherwise improving such parts of Great Dover-street, Trinity-street, Trinity-square, and the Highways, Roads, Streets, Markets and other public Passages and Places leading out thereof, or abutting thereon, or adjacent thereto, all within the Parishes of Saint Mary Newington and Saint George-theMartyr Southwark, in the County of Surrey, as do not fall within the Powers and Provisions of any existing Acts of Parliament, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Charles Pallmer, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Stamford Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road leading from the Town of Stamford to the Division Stone in South Witham, in the County of Lincoln, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Chaplin, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Chard Roads Bill, committed.

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

Order for Account, discharged.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon the 30th day of March last, that there be laid before this House, an Account of the annual Receipt and Expenditure of the Tiverton Turnpike Trust, for the years 1828 and 1829, as returned to the Clerk of the Peace for the County of Devon, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Petition for reduction of Tolls on Mullingar Turnpike Road.

A Petition of Land-owners and Land-holders of the county of Dublin, was presented, and read; praying the House to grant a reduction on the Tolls of the Multingar Road, and a total exemption from Toll on the carriage of manure through all parts of Ireland; and to grant a Committee of Inquiry into the system of Turnpike Tolls, with a view to the reduction of such Tolls, and amelioration of such system.

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

Report respecting Dean Forest, presented. No. 259.

Lord Viscount Lowther presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-Copy of Report from the Commissioners of Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, to the Lords of the Treasury, recommending measures for ascertaining the boundaries of Dean Forest, and for inquiring into the rights or claims of persons calling themselves "Free Miners," dated 25th August 1829; and, of Letter from the Treasury, in answer, dated 9th October 1829.

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

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow.