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Veneris, 30 die Aprilis; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
Return of Meetings of Commissioners of Bankrupts, presented. Time for 3 London Bridge and Fleet Market Bill. Foleshill Poor Bill, reported. Deddithorpe Inclosure Bill, reported. Dundee and Newtyle Railway Bill, passed. Muskett's Divorce Bill, passed. Blackburn Road Bill, passed. Courtown Harbour and Railway Bill, committed. Petition against Coventry Canal Bill. Petition against Oxford Canal Bill. Great Dover Street Lighting Bill, reported. Wibsey Road Bill reported. Rotherham Road Bill, reported. Peebles Statute Labour Bill, reported. Highgate School Estate Petition, reported. Petition against New River Company Bill. Petition for provision in Walsall Road Bill, reported. Dundalk Roads Bill, committed. Tonbridge and Ightham Road Bill, reported. Greenwich Improvement Bill, committed. Power to a Committee. Portman Market Bill, reported. Petition against Hull and Hedon Road Bill. Petition against Dunham Bridge Bill. Baal's (Limerick) Bridge Bill, committed. Waterford Road Bill, committed. Petition against Caithness Statute Labour Bill. Foston Bridge Road Bill, reported. Petition against Court of Session (Scotland) Bill. The Lords have agreed to. Leonard Stanley Inclosure Bill. Arle Inclosure Bill. The Lords have passed D'Oyly's Divorce Bill. Petition in favour of Sale of Beer Bill. Petitions for mitigating Punishment for Forgery. Petitions against Sale of Beer Bill. Petition for increased Duty on Foreign Flour. Petition respecting Duty on Rum. Petition against compulsory Attendance on Roman Catholic Religious Ceremonies. Petition against additional Duty on Corn Spirits. Petition for abolishing use of Machinery. Petition against Importation of Lead. Labourers Wages Bill, deferred. Committee of Supply. Estimates of Miscellaneous Services, referred. Sabbati, 1 die Maii, 1830: Adjournment. Court of Session (Scotland) Bill, committed. Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Criminal Returns Bill, committed. Consideration of King's Message, deferred. Marriages Validity Bill, deferred. Ways and Means, deferred. Dublin Sessions Bill, deferred. Richmond Lunatic Asylum Bill, deferred. Committee on Reports on conduct of Sir Jonah Barrington, deferred. Malt Duties Bill, reported. Sheriffs (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Leases of Land (Ireland) Bill deferred. Population of Great Britain Bill, ordered. Bankrupt Laws Bill, presented. No. 346. Population of Great Britain Bill, presented. D'Oyly's Divorce Bill, read.

Veneris, 30 die Aprilis; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Return of Meetings of Commissioners of Bankrupts, presented.

THE House being informed that Mr. Hodgson, Registrar of the Court of Commissioners of Bankrupts, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-An Account of all the Public and Private Meetings before Commissioners of Bankrupts, between 1st January 1828 and 1st January 1830; distinguishing the number of Meetings before each List on each day:-And then he withdrew.

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

Time for 3 London Bridge and Fleet Market Bill.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to make further Provision for defraying the Expenses of making the Approaches to London Bridge, and the removal of Fleet Market, be read the third time upon Monday next.

Foleshill Poor Bill, reported.

Mr. Edensor Heathcote reported from the Committee on the Bill for better assessing and collecting the Poor and other Rates in the Parish of Foleshill, in the County of the City of Coventry; 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.

Deddithorpe Inclosure Bill, reported.

Sir William Ingilby reported from the Committee on the Bill for dividing, allotting and inclosing, and for exonerating from Tithes, Lands within the Township or Hamlet of Deddithorpe otherwise Derrythorpe, in the Parish of Althorpe, in the Isle of Axholme, in the County of Lincoln; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills of Inclosure, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and that the parties concerned had given their consent to the Bill, to the satisfaction of the Committee; and that they 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, passed.

An ingrossed Bill to amend an Act for making a Railway from Dundee to Newtyle, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Muskett's Divorce Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Joseph Salisbury Muskett, Esquire, with Mary Muskett, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Peach do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Blackburn Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing the Road from Blackburn to Walton Cop, within Walton-in-leDale, in the County of Lancaster, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Courtown Harbour and Railway Bill, committed.

A Bill to amend an Act passed in the fifth year of the reign of His present Majesty, for the completing the Harbour of Courtown, near Brenoguehead, in the County of Wexford, was read a second time; and committed to Lord Viscount Stopford, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petition against Coventry Canal Bill.

A Petition of several Trustees of the Turnpike Road leading from Old Stratford, in the county of Northampton, to Dunchurch, in the county of Warwick, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to consolidate and extend the Powers and Provisions of the several Acts relating to the Coventry Canal Navigation; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

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

Petition against Oxford Canal Bill.

A Petition of several Trustees of the Turnpike Road from Old Stratford, in the county of Northampton, to Dunchurch, in the county of Warwick, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to alter the Line of the Oxford Canal, and to amend the Act for maintaining the said Canal; and praying, That they may be heard by their counsel or agents against certain parts thereof.

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

Great Dover Street Lighting Bill, reported.

Mr. Charles Pallmer reported from the Committee on the 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 Georgethe-Martyr Southwark, in the County of Surrey, as do not fall within the Powers and Provisions of any existing Acts of Parliament; 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.

Wibsey Road Bill reported.

Mr. William Duncombe reported from the Committee on the Bill for completing, improving and maintaining the Road from Wibsey Low Moor, near Bradford, through Brighouse, to Huddersfield, with certain diversions therefrom, in the West Riding of the County of York; 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.

Rotherham Road Bill, reported.

Mr. William Duncombe reported from the Committee on the 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; 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.

Peebles Statute Labour Bill, reported.

Mr. Hay reported from the Committee on the Bill for regulating the Statute Labour and repairing the Highways and Bridges in the County of Peebles; 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.

Highgate School Estate Petition, reported.

Mr. Curteis reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Wardens and Governors of the possessions, revenues and goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley, knight, in Highgate; 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 to enable the Wardens and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley, Knight, in Highgate, to pull down their present Chapel, and to contribute towards the erection of a new Chapel or Church in Highgate, and for other purposes: And that Mr. Curteis and Mr. Byng do prepare; and bring it in: And that leave be given to present the Bill on or before Thursday next.

Petition against New River Company Bill.

A Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the East London Waterworks, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to amend an Act of the twelfth year of King George the Second, for improving the Navigation of the River Lea, and for enabling the Governor and Company of the New River the better to supply the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, with good and wholesome Water; and praying, That they may be heard by 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 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.

Petition for provision in Walsall Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Littleton reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Right honourable George Augustus Frederick Henry Earl of Bradford; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had not been complied with; but it appeared to the Committee, that several years since, application was made by the Earl of Bradford to the Trustees of the Road, for including the proposed Branch under their Trust, upon condition, that the land for such Road should be given by the said Earl; but to which proposition the Trustees did not then accede, upon the ground that the expense of actually making the Branch would be inconsistent with their impoverished funds; that the said Earl, having in the month of March last offered not only to give the land, but also to bear the expense of making the Branch, the Trustees, on the 15th of March, agreed to include the necessary powers in the 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.

Dundalk Roads Bill, committed.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill for repairing and maintaining the Roads from the Town of Dundalk, in the County of Louth, to the Towns of Castle Blayney and Carrickmacross, in the County of Monaghan, be now read a second 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 this "day six months."

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

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. North, 28.
Mr. William Dundas:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Alexander Dawson, 21.
Mr. O'Connell:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question being put;

Ordered, That the Bill be now read a second time:- The Bill was accordingly read a second time; and committed to Mr. Shirley, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Tonbridge and Ightham Road Bill, reported.

Sir Edward Knatchbull reported from the Committee on the Bill for amending and improving the Road from Tonbridge to Ightham, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Kent; 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.

Greenwich Improvement Bill, committed.

A Bill for the Improvement of the Town of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, and for the better Regulation of certain Charities there, was read a second time; and committed to Sir Edward Knatchbull, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Power to a Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for improving the Drainage of the Lands lying in the North Level, part of the Great Level of Fens called Bedford Level, and in Great Portsand, in the Manor of Crowland, and for providing a Navigation between Clows Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut, have leave to sit To-morrow, notwithstanding any adjournment of the House.

Portman Market Bill, reported.

Mr. Byng reported from the Committee on the Bill for establishing a Market in the Parish of Saint Mary-leBone, 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, 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 against Hull and Hedon Road Bill.

A Petition of Owners and Farmers of land, and Householders, in Preston, in Holderness, in the county of York, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making and maintaining a new Turnpike Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, in the County of the said Town, to Hedon, in the County of York; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Petition against Dunham Bridge Bill.

A Petition of Proprietors of the River Trent Navigation Company, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for building a Bridge over the River Trent, from Dunham, in the County of Nottingham, to the opposite shore, in the County of Lincoln; and 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.

Baal's (Limerick) Bridge Bill, committed.

A Bill for the Improvement of the Shannon Navigation, from the City of Limerick to Killaloe, by rebuilding the Bridge called Baal's Bridge, in the said City, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Spring Rice, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Waterford Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for more effectually repairing several Roads leading from the Bounds of the County of Cork to the City of Waterford, was read a second time; and committed to Sir John Newport, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petition against Caithness Statute Labour Bill.

A Petition of the Honourable George Dunbar, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making, repairing, widening and keeping in repair certain Roads and Bridges in the County of Caithness; and for better regulating and rendering more effectual the Statute Labour in the said County, and Conversion Money in lieu thereof; and praying, That he may be heard by himself, his counsel or agent 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, his counsel or agent upon his Petition, if he think fit.

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

Foston Bridge Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Chaplin reported from the Committee on the Bill for repairing the Road from Foston Bridge, through the Town of Grantham, to the Division-stone on Witham Common, all in the County of Lincoln; 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.

Petition against Court of Session (Scotland) Bill.

A Petition of several Individuals, all Writers and Conveyancers residing in the towns of Greenock or Port Glasgow, and practising as Procurators before the Sheriff Court of the lower ward of Renfrewshire, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for uniting the benefits of Jury Trial in Civil Causes with the ordinary Jurisdiction of the Court of Session, and for making certain other alterations and reductions in the Judicial Establishments of Scotland; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

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

The Lords have agreed to.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Cross and Mr. Trower:

Mr. Speaker,

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

Leonard Stanley Inclosure Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Stanley Saint Leonard's otherwise Leonard Stanley and Eastington, or one of them, in the County of Gloucester, and for discharging from Tithes Lands in the said Parish of Stanley Saint Leonard's otherwise Leonard Stanley:

Arle Inclosure Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for inclosing Lands in the Tithings of Arle and Arlestone otherwise Allstone, in the Parish of Cheltenham, in the County of Gloucester, and for discharging from Tithes Lands in the said Tithings: And also,

The Lords have passed D'Oyly's Divorce Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hadley D'Oyly, Esquire, with Charlotte, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes, to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Petition in favour of Sale of Beer Bill.

A Petition of Retail Brewers residing in the county of Surrey, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners desire to express their grateful feelings at the prospect of a remission of the Beer Duty, which will be decidedly advantageous to the brewers at large; but while they admit this, they hope the House in their wisdom will also be pleased to accomplish the more important measure of a free sale and consumption in the article of Beer, as without this, the Petitioners humbly represent, that the public will not be benefited beyond the bare remission of Duty, being about three farthings per quart, but with this accompaniment the advantage to the public will be a reduction of one penny halfpenny or two-pence per quart; in support of this assertion, the Petitioners beg to state a fact, namely, that the retail brewers have been uniformly supplying the public with Beer from one penny halfpenny to two-pence per quart cheaper than it has been procured through the medium of public-houses; but the monopoly and influence of the large brewers, in connexion with the restrictions imposed upon the Petitioners by the existing state of the law, are of such a powerful and injurious tendency, that, unless a remedy is devised, the ruin of the Petitioners is inevitable, as they cannot brew a sufficient quantity of Beer to entitle them to a renewal of their licenses; they therefore humbly hope the House will take the above premises into consideration, and grant such relief as to the House shall seem meet.

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

Petitions for mitigating Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of Bankers of Saffron Walden;-of Inhabitants of Saffron Walden and its vicinity;-of the Magistrates, Clergy and Inhabitant Householders of the towns of Braintree and Bocking and its vicinity;- of Inhabitants of Wandsworth, in the county of Surrey; -of Members of the Society of Friends, and others professing with them in Leeds;-and, of Inhabitants of Newport and its vicinity, in the county of Monmouth,- were presented, and read; praying the House to expunge from the Statute-book the penalty of death for the offence of Forgery, and substitute a mode of punishment more suited to the present state of society, and more calculated to check the progress of that crime, affording at the same time to numerous conscientious persons an opportunity of prosecuting such offences, who now forbear on account of the severity of the punishment, by which means many escape with impunity.

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

Petitions against Sale of Beer Bill.

A Petition of Licensed Victuallers and Retailers of Beer residing within the hundreds of North and South Hinckford, and Dunmow, in the county of Essex;-of Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses in the town of Northwich and its neighbourhood, in the county of Chester, -of James Best, of Chatham, Common Brewer;-of Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses in the hundred of Milton, in the county of Kent;-of Proprietors of public-houses and Licensed Victuallers residing in the Ashford division, and parishes adjacent, in the county of Kent;-of Proprietors of public-houses, and Licensed Victuallers residing in the upper eastern division of the lathe of Aylesford, and parishes adjacent, in the county of Kent;-of Licensed Victuallers of the town of Ramsgate and places adjacent;-and, of Brewers, Licensed Victuallers, and Retailers of Beer in the towns of South and North Shields,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Petition for increased Duty on Foreign Flour.

A Petition of Manufacturers of Flour, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners humbly petition the House to advance the duty on foreign Flour after the 1st day of September next, in the wheat scale, from 62s. to 73s. in the same manner as the duties rise from 62s. down to 52s., which will cause foreign Flour to be entered for consumption gradually as it arrives, in lieu of immense quantities being introduced at the nominal duty of 7d. per barrel, which not only operates against the manufacturers of Flour, but the growers of wheat also, and which they are able to prove to the House, as several weeks consumption of foreign Flour are thrown upon the market, and disposed of by auction, being a perishable commodity, thereby prevents the Petitioners many weeks purchasing wheat to meet the price of Flour in London; but by the House making the alteration which the Petitioners suggest, foreign Flour will not be in the least prohibited, but the English manufacturers of Flour will then have as fair protection as other manufacturers enjoy; and the growers of wheat also, by not being compelled to make unwarrantable abatements in the price of wheat, occasioned by the principal manufacturers of Flour not knowing at what price to buy, without the fear of sustaining tremendous weekly losses, by which they hope the House will perceive it prevents the Corn Bill having the effect intended.

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

Petition respecting Duty on Rum.

A Petition of West India Planters and Merchants, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the additional duty of 1 s. on the gallon of Corn Spirit, which the House has proposed for the public benefit, and not with the view of favouring any particular interest, will not only be unproductive of that advantage to the West India planter which the British distiller asserts, but will still be inefficient to relieve the former from the disadvantages to which he has been exposed in competition with the latter for the last four years; during that period Rum has been charged with an extra duty of 1 s. 6d. per gallon beyond that on Corn Spirits, and has thereby been excluded from the use of the rectifiers, contrary to the intention of the House in framing the Act of 6 Geo. 4, c. 80; and praying, That the duty upon Rum may in no case exceed that levied upon home-made Spirit in England, Ireland and Scotland respectively.

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

Petition against compulsory Attendance on Roman Catholic Religious Ceremonies.

A Petition of certain of the Clergy of the Church of England, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners clergymen of the church of England, formerly officers of the British army, and consequently well acquainted with the necessity of strict military discipline, and of prompt and ready obedience on the part of superior officers and soldiers to the commands of their superiors, humbly solicit the Representatives of the British nation to procure for our Protestant officers and soldiers exemption from all forced participation in, or attendance on, the idolatrous ceremonies of the Greek and Roman Churches, or the idol-worship of any other country; they well know those ceremonies to be repugnant to the Holy Scriptures, and contrary to the articles of the church of England; they are also assured that any participation in them is a heinous sin against Almighty God; and they solemnly and conscientiously declare, that, had they been called upon, as British officers, after they came to the knowledge of their duty as Christians, to take any part in the same, they must have refused obedience, and should have been forced to resist, if necessary, even unto death; believing that there are many conscientious Protestants in our army who would in like manner think it right "to obey God rather than man," and deeply anxious to prevent the shedding of innocent blood (which would be a foul stain upon our Protestant nation, and bring down God's vengeance upon it), the Petitioners earnestly beseech and implore the House to take such steps as it may deem proper for the accomplishment of the object of their Petition.

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

Petition against additional Duty on Corn Spirits.

A Petition of Farmers frequenting Bristol Corn Market, in the county of Somerset, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are deeply interested in the consumption of home-grown Corn, a considerable portion of which is purchased by the distillers of the United Kingdom; that the Petitioners have heard with considerable dismay, that it is the intention of the Government to impose an additional duty on Corn Spirits for consumption in England, which, as the Petitioners humbly submit, must have the effect of superseding the use of British Spirits, and consequently the consumption of British Corn in the home distillery, unless a corresponding duty is imposed upon Rum; the Petitioners therefore humbly pray, That a duty corresponding with the proposed increase of duty on Corn Spirits may be at the same time imposed upon Rum.

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

Petition for abolishing use of Machinery.

A Petition of Journeymen Paper-makers of the county of Kent, was presented, and read; complaining of their distress; and praying, That the House will be pleased to take their case into immediate consideration, and apply effectual remedies for their relief, either by laying on an additional impost upon every description of paper produced by Machinery, or by passing a law to abolish the use of it where it has the greatest tendency to cause a diminution of manual labour, or by rating the capital of the proprietors of Machinery to the maintenance of the poor in a ratio with the parochial burthens it is known to produce, or by such other means as to the House shall seem fit.

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

Petition against Importation of Lead.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the mining district on the Derwent, in the counties of Durham and Northumberland, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the consequences to be anticipated from the increasing distresses of the mining districts are viewed by the Petitioners with the greatest alarm and dread; the Petitioners humbly conceive that some relief may be afforded by restricting the importation of Lead and Lead Ore; and praying, That such relief may be granted, as will enable the proprietors of mines to compete with foreigners; and thus, by encouraging the productions of our own country, afford employment, and rescue the Petitioners from the present overwhelming distress.

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

Labourers Wages Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill to amend and render more effectual the Provisions of divers Acts for securing to certain Artificers, Workmen and Labourers, in such Acts mentioned, the due Payment of their Wages in Money, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Monday next.

Committee of Supply.

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

Estimates of Miscellaneous Services, referred.

Ordered, That the several Accounts and Estimates relating to Miscellaneous Services, which were presented to the House upon the 1st day of March last, be referred to the Committee.

Then the House resolved itself into the Committee.

(In the Committee.)

1. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Eighty-three thousand and forty-six pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Expense of the Corps of Royal Engineers, the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners, and of the Establishment for the Instruction of Royal Sappers and Miners for Great Britain, the Colonies, and Ireland, for the year 1830.

2. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Eighty-three thousand six hundred and twenty-six pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the remaining part of the Expense of the Royal Regiment of Artillery for Great Britain, the Colonies and Ireland, for the year 1830; the sum of Two hundred thousand pounds having been already granted by a vote of credit for the said Service.

3. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Thirty-seven thousand one hundred and eleven pounds, be granted to His Majesty for defraying the Expense of the Brigade of Royal Horse Artillery, including a Rocket Troop, and also for the Riding House Troop, for Great Britain and Ireland, for the year 1830.

4. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding One thousand two hundred and twenty-three pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Expense of the Director General of the Field Train, and for the Field Train Department, for the year 1830.

5. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Nine thousand one hundred and twenty-seven pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Expense of the Medical Establishment for the Military Department of the Ordnance in Great Britain, the Colonies and Ireland, for the year 1830.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Three thousand four hundred and two pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the expense of the establishment of the Civil Officers, Professors, and Masters of the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, for the year 1830; the Committee divided.

Teller for the Yeas, Sir George Clerk- - 131.

Teller for the Noes, Mr. Hume - - - 59.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Five hundred and eighty-seven thousand one hundred and eight pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Extraordinaries of the Office of Ordnance for the year 1830;

Whereupon a Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Chairman do report progress, and ask leave to sit again :-Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Original Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

7. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Four thousand and thirty-four pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the expense of services performed by the Office of Ordnance, and not provided for by Parliament, for the year 1829.

8. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Three hundred thousand two hundred and forty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for the charge of the Office of Ordnance in Great Britain and Ireland, on account of the Allowances to Superannuated, Retired, and Half-Pay Officers, to Superannuated and Disabled Men and Pensioners; also, for Pensions to Widows and Children of deceased Officers late belonging to the several Ordnance Military Corps, for the year 1830.

9. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Sixty-two thousand six hundred and fifty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for the charge of Allowances, Compensations, and Emoluments, in the nature of Superannuated or Retired Allowances to Persons late belonging to the Office of Ordnance, and to the Barrack Department, in Great Britain, the Colonies, and Ireland, in respect of their having held any Public Offices or Employments of a Civil nature, and also for the charge of Widows Pensions, for the year 1830.

10. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Seventy-eight thousand four hundred and fifty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the charge of the Military Store Branch, for Great Britain, Ireland, and the Colonies, for the year 1830.

11. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Sixty-six thousand one hundred and twenty-two pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expense of Command and extra Pay to Engineers, and Pay and Allowances to Clerks of the Works, and other Officers, at Home and Abroad, for the year 1830.

12. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding One hundred and fifteen thousand four hundred and thirty-eight pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of Ordnance Works and Repairs, after deducting the amount of Old Stores and Rents to be received, for the year 1830.

13. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding One hundred and ninety-four thousand three hundred and thirty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of Repairs of Barracks, and Barrack Expenditure, for the year 1830.

14. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Two hundred and eleven thousand two hundred and thirteen pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of Civil and Military Contingencies of the Office of Ordnance, for the year 1830.

15. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Two thousand and six hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the charge for Fees to be paid at the Treasury and the Exchequer, on the amount of the Ordnance Estimates, for the year 1830.

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

Sabbati, 1 die Maii, 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.

Adjournment.

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

Court of Session (Scotland) Bill, committed.

A Bill for uniting the benefits of Jury Trial in Civil Causes with the ordinary Jurisdiction of the Court of Session, and for making certain other alterations and reductions in the Judicial Establishments of Scotland, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday the 10th day of May next.

Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to amend the Laws respecting the Leasing Powers of Bishops and Ecclesiastical Corporations in Ireland;

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Monday next.

Criminal Returns Bill, committed.

A Bill to repeal an Act of the fifty-fifth year of his late Majesty, for procuring Returns of Persons committed, tried and convicted for Criminal Offences and Misdemeanors, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House, for Monday next.

Consideration of King's Message, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into consideration His Majesty's most gracious Message of Monday the 22d day of March last;

Ordered, That the said Message be taken into consideration upon Monday next.

Marriages Validity Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to render valid Marriages solemnized in certain Churches and Chapels;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday next, 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.

Dublin Sessions Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to facilitate the Administration of Justice in the Court of Quarter Sessions in the City of Dublin;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Monday next.

Richmond Lunatic Asylum Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for appropriating the Richmond Lunatic Asylum in Dublin to the purposes of a District Lunatic Asylum;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Monday next.

Committee on Reports on conduct of Sir Jonah Barrington, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Eighteenth Report of the Commissioners of Judicial Inquiry in Ireland, which was presented to the House upon the 9th day of February in the last Session of Parliament; of the Deposition forwarded to the Commission of Judicial Inquiry by Sir Jonah Barrington, Judge of the Court of Admiralty in Ireland, which was presented to the House upon the 16th day of March, in the last Session of Parliament; and, of the Report which upon the 1st day of June, in the last Session of Parliament, was made from the Committee appointed to take into consideration the Eighteenth Report of the Commissioners of Judicial Inquiry in Ireland, together with the Deposition forwarded to those Commissioners by Sir Jonah Barrington, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland, and other Papers connected with the conduct of Sir Jonah Barrington, in the discharge of his judicial functions;

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

Malt Duties Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to alter and amend an Act of the seventh and eighth years of His present Majesty for consolidating and amending the Laws of Excise on Malt made in the United Kingdom, and for amending the Laws relating to Brewers in Ireland, and the Malt Allowance on Spirits in Scotland and Ireland, 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 upon Monday next.

Sheriffs (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for the better Regulation of the Office of Sheriffs of Counties in Ireland;

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

Leases of Land (Ireland) Bill deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to confirm certain Leases of Lands for the purposes of carrying on the Linen Manufacture of Ireland;

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

Population of Great Britain Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for taking an account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof: And that Mr. Davies Gilbert and Sir Henry Parnell do prepare, and bring it in.

Bankrupt Laws Bill, presented. No. 346.

Mr. Robert Grant presented a Bill to supply an omission in an Act of the sixth year of His present Majesty, for amending the Laws relating to Bankrupts: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Friday the 7th day of May next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Population of Great Britain Bill, presented.

Mr. Davies Gilbert presented a Bill for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday next.

D'Oyly's Divorce Bill, read.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hadley D'Oyly, Esquire, with Charlotte, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other purposes, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

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