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Jovis, 24 die Junii ;Anno 11° Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
New River Company's Estate Bill. reported, with an Amendment. Petitions against increased Duties on Spirits and Stamps (Ireland.) Petition against additional Churches Bill. Petition against Appointment of Commissioners of Northern Roads. Petition for regulating Medway Navigation. Petitions in favour of Northern Roads Bill. Petition for repeal of Duty on Candles. Petition respecting Oaths. Petitions against Assimilation of Duties on Stamps, &c. (Ireland.) Return respecting Canada Legislature, presented. No. 574. Petition against Rye Harbour Bill. Petition respecting the State of Ireland. The Lords have agreed to Bute (Cardiff) Canal Bill, with an Amendment. Papers relating to Greece, presented. Order for presenting Address for Return relative to Metropolis Police, discharged. Copy of Treasury Minute respecting Londonderry Bridge, ordered. Debate on Motion respecting Court of Chancery. Veneris, 25° die Junii, 1830: Suits in Equity Bill, deferred. Chancery Register Bill, committed. Masters in Chancery Bill, committed. Landward Parishes (Scotland) Bill, committed. Debate on Standing Orders respecting Subscription List, further adjourned. Northern Roads Bill, deferred. Poor Rates Annuities Bill, deferred. Registrar at Madras Bill, deferred. Poor Law Amendment Bill, deferred. Liability of Landlords Bill, deferred. Roman Catholic Charities Bill, deferred. Deserted Children (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Insolvent Debtors (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Witnesses (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Diocesan Schools (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Administration of Justice Bill, deferred. Libel Law Amendment Bill, deferred. Army Pensions Bill, committed. Labouring Poor Bill, deferred. Bankrupt Laws Bill, deferred. Additional Churches Bill, deferred. Constabulary (Ireland) Bill, deferred. County Rates (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Tithes Exchange Bill, deferred. Arms (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Sale of Beer Bill, deferred. Almshouses Exemption Bill, deferred. Usury Laws Bill, deferred. Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Half-Pay Apprentices Bill, deferred. Report of Common Law Fees Bill, considered. Committee on Beer and Cider Duties Acts, deferred. Committee on Assessed Taxes Composition Bill. Treasurer of the Navy Bill, deferred. Spirit Duties Bill, deferred. West India Spirits Bill, deferred. Refined Sugar Exportation Acts, to be considered. Report from Committee to inspect Lords' Journals. Die Lunæ,21° Junii, 1830: Crommelin Harbour Bill. Port Crommelin Harbour Bill, ordered.

Jovis, 24 die Junii ;Anno 11° Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

New River Company's Estate Bill. reported, with an Amendment.

MR. Vernon Smith reported from the Committee on the ingrossed, Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to authorize the granting of Leases of Lands, parcel of the Prebend of Stoke Newton or Newnton, otherwise Newington, in the County of Middlesex, founded in the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, in London, to the Governor and Company of the New River brought from Chadwell and Amwell to London, and for empowering the Prebendary of the said Prebend, and the Rector of the Rectory or Parsonage of Stoke Newington, respectively to grant building Leases, and for the other purposes; 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 an Amendment thereunto; and the Amendment was read, and is as followeth;

Pr. 55. 1. 15. After "aforesaid" insert "and for the payment thereof out of any Fund belonging to the said Prebend and Rectory respectively."

The said Amendment, being read a second time, was agreed to by the House.

Petitions against increased Duties on Spirits and Stamps (Ireland.)

A Petition of Gentlemen and others of Newcastle;- and, of Rathkeale, in the county of Limerick,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have learned with alarm, that His Majesty's Ministers have announced their intention to propose to the House additional Duties on Corn Spirits and Stamps in Ireland; and praying, That the House will, in mercy to the distressed condition of Ireland, refuse their sanction to imposts so galling to the feelings and prejudicial to the interests of the people.

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

Petition against additional Churches Bill.

A Petition of Ralph Stevenson, of Cobridge, a Trustee for the Chapel of Hanley, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to amend and render more effectual the Acts for the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes; 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.

Petition against Appointment of Commissioners of Northern Roads.

A Petition of Inhabitants, Owners and Occupiers of lands and tenements within the parish of Brampton, in the county of Huntingdon, was presented, and read; setting forth, That by a Report of the Select Committee appointed by the House to inquire into the state of the Roads between London and Edinburgh, it appears that a Commission is recommended, with authority to divert the present line of the North Road, to create additional tolls, and to do other Acts which will be manifestly unnecessary, partial and oppressive on the Petitioners and the inhabitants of Brampton parish; and praying, That the said Commission may not receive the sanction of the House, and that they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against the appointment of the same.

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

Petition for regulating Medway Navigation.

A Petition of James Christie, of Hackbridge, in the county of Surrey, Esquire, was presented, and read; setting forth, That by an Act of Parliament passed in the 13th year of the reign of George the Second, which revived, explained and amended an Act of the 16th and 17th of Charles the 2d, certain persons were incorporated by the name of the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation of the River Medway, and by virtue of the powers contained in those Acts, the said Company were authorized to make the River Medway navigable from Maidstone, in the county of Kent, to Forest Row, in the county of Sussex, and for that purpose the said Company were empowered to make and erect all such weirs, dams and locks as should be necessary, making compensation to the owners of lands, mills, &c. whose property should be interfered with or prejudiced, and such parts of the said river as should by the said Company be made navigable, were, by the said Acts of Parliament, vested in the said Company; that the said Company were authorized to raise amongst themselves a competent sum of money to carry on the work, not exceeding 30,000l., and the same or such part thereof as should be so raised, was, by the said Act of the 13th of George the Second, directed to be divided into 300 shares, which 300 shares are by the said Act vested in the several persons contributing to the expenses; that, in consideration of the great costs and charges the said Company would be put to in making the said river navigable, the said Company were, by the said Act of the 13th George the Second, authorized to employ boats and to carry goods on the said river, and to demand toll from all persons navigating on the said river, not exceeding 4d. per ton per mile from Maidstone to Brandbridges (a distance of about eight miles), and not exceeding 6d. per ton per mile above Brandbridges; that the said Company charge the public toll for navigating the said river between Maidstone and Tonbridge, alleging that they have made the river navigable under and according to the true intent and meaning of the said Acts of Parliament between those places, but which they, in fact, have not done; that the Petitioner is possessed of property to a considerable amount in land on the banks of the River Medway above Tonbridge, and is in various ways greatly interested in having an efficient and secure and certain navigation from Tonbridge to Maidstone, and so are the public at large, and the land-owners in particular in Kent and Sussex are deeply interested in having a good navigation from Maidstone to Tonbridge, as well for the introduction of manure at a cheaper rate than they can otherwise now obtain it, as the conveyance of the produce of their lands to market; and praying, That the circumstances of his Petition may be taken into consideration, and such measures taken for the better regulation of the River Medway between Maidstone and Tonbridge, by new legislative enactments or otherwise, as to the House shall seem meet.

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

Petitions in favour of Northern Roads Bill.

A Petition of the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the city and royal burgh of Perth;-of Freeholders, Justices of the Peace, and Commissioners of Supply of the county of Roxburgh;-and, of Members of General Committees of Counties and Burghs in Scotland, appointed to attend to the acceleration of the mail betwixt London and Edinburgh,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the improvement of the Roads from London to Edinburgh, and from London to Portpatrick, and for the further improvement of the Roads from London to Holyhead, and from London to Liverpool; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petition for repeal of Duty on Candles.

A Petition of Manufacturers of Tallow Candles in the county of Roxburgh, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the vexations under which the manufacturers of tallow candles suffer from the Excise Duties on Candles, are numerous and oppressive, and call loudly for removal; and praying, That the same may be repealed.

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

Petition respecting Oaths.

A Petition of Christian People resident in Armagh and Portadown, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are at liberty in their consciences to confirm, on any suitable occasion, by any simple affirmation the most solemn, their testimony of facts or their acknowledgment of duty, and their declaration of serious purpose, to act accordingly, through the help of God; and inasmuch as the Legislature has heretofore admitted an affirmation in place of an oath, in the case of two other classes of religious professors (the people called Quakers, and Moravians), they pray to be favoured with a similar indulgence.

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

Petitions against Assimilation of Duties on Stamps, &c. (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of Lisdowny;-of Clonetubrid; -and, of Whitegate, in the county of Kilkenny,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the newly proposed Tax on Stamps the Petitioners feel as hard and oppressive, because it bears with peculiar weight on all transfers of property, mercantile transactions, and particularly on the press, which they have ever considered the great safeguard of the people's rights and liberties, and the best medium of communicating public opinion and advancing the progress of knowledge; agriculture being now the only source from whence they derive the means of existence, must also be materially affected, and its progress retarded, by any additional Duty on Whisky, while to that new Duty it is in contemplation to add another, namely, that on Tobacco, the growth of which, because found beneficial to Ireland, must be checked and crushed by legislative restrictions; and praying, That any such measures may be not only rejected, but that measures of further exemption from taxation, such as may seem to the House meet and expedient, and which the circumstances of the country loudly demand, be forthwith adopted, and carried into immediate effect.

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

Return respecting Canada Legislature, presented. No. 574.

Mr. Secretary Sir George Murray presented to the House,-Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 7th day of this instant June, for Copy or Extracts of the Answers of the Governors of Upper and Lower Canada to that part of the Despatch of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, dated 29th September 1828, which related to the state of the Executive and Legislative Councils of Upper and Lower Canada.

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

Petition against Rye Harbour Bill.

A Petition of Hercules Sharpe, on behalf of himself and other Proprietors of land bordering upon and sewing into the River Brede, and through the same into the harbour of Rye, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to amend an Act passed in the 41st year of his late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for more effectually improving and maintaining the old Harbour of Rye, in the County of Sussex," and to appoint new Commissioners, and to enable the Commissioners to raise additional Funds on the Tolls by way of Mortgage or otherwise; and praying, That he may be heard by himself, his counsel or agent against certain parts thereof.

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

Petition respecting the State of Ireland.

A Petition of the Reverend Sir Harcourt Lees, of Black Rock, in the county of Dublin, Baronet, was presented, and read; complaining of the violent proceedings and inflammatory speeches emanating from illegal associations of Papists in Ireland; and praying the House, by some strong legislative Act, or by continuing the powers now vested in the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland beyond the termination of the present Session of Parliament, to prohibit and suppress all future meetings of Papists assembled under any pretext (unless legally convened for legitimate purposes), so as to prevent the promulgation of inflammatory speeches, intended and eminently calculated to mislead and force the peasantry into acts of massacre and rebellion against the Government, the constabulary, and the Protestants generally of that portion of the Empire; and further praying the House to arm the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council of Ireland with every necessary power to control, as far as possible, all factious and unprincipled Popish agitators, and for this purpose to sanction, should any revolutionary crusade through the provinces be threatened or made, the suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act in Ireland, the suspension to continue so long as the Popish demagogues persevere in exciting the peasantry under a pretence of allaying their discontents and disloyalty, or until the 1st of March 1831.

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

The Lords have agreed to

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

Mr. Speaker,

Bute (Cardiff) Canal Bill, with an Amendment.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for empowering the Marquis of Bute to make and maintain a Ship Canal, commencing near the Mouth of the River Taff, in the County of Glamorgan, and terminating near the Town of Cardiff, with other works to communicate therewith, with an Amendment; to which Amendment the Lords desire the concurrence of this House:- And then the Messengers withdrew.

Papers relating to Greece, presented.

Mr. Secretary Sir Robert Peel presented to the House, by His Majesty's command,-Communication addressed by the Porte to the Plenipotentiaries of the Allied Courts, respecting the Boundaries fixed in the Protocol of the 22d of March 1829.

Protocol of a Conference held at Poros, between the Representatives of Great Britain, France and Russia, on the 12th of December 1828.

Further Communications relating to the Sovereignty of Greece: 1. Papers delivered to Lord Aberdeen on the 7th June 1830, by order of His Royal Highness Prince Leopold; 2. Despatch from His Majesty's Ambassador at Paris, transmitting Communications from M. Eynard.

Mr. Secretary Sir Robert Peel also presented to the House, pursuant to their Addresses to His Majesty, Instruction issued by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm, in compliance with the Letter of the Earl of Aberdeen, dated April 29, 1829.

Return to several Addresses to His Majesty, dated the 8th day of this instant June, for Copy of Instructions issued to the Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands, to prevent any Blockade, or pretended Blockade, of the Ports or Coasts of Greece from interrupting or interfering in any way with the commerce of His Majesty's subjects in those parts, and of the Lord High Commissioner's Proclamation issued in consequence:-for Copies or Extracts of the Correspondence between Captain Spencer and the Greek Admiral respecting the resumption of the Blockade mentioned in Lord Stuart de Rothesay's Despatch of the 6th July 1829:-and, for Copy or Extract of the Despatch addressed to the Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands, rectifying the erroneous impressions under which the original order respecting the raising of the Blockade was addressed to the Lord High Commissioner.

Communications of the Ambassadors of England and France with the Reis Effendi and the Baron de Zuylen.

Communication received from the British Ambassador at Constantinople, and laid before the Plenipotentiaries of the Alliance in London, by the British Plenipotentiary on the 18th of August 1829.

Communication received from the British Ambassador at Constantinople, and laid before the Plenipotentiaries of the Alliance in London, by the British Plenipotentiary, on the 29th of August 1829.

Ordered, That the said Papers-do lie upon the Table.

Order for presenting Address for Return relative to Metropolis Police, discharged.

The House was moved, That the Order made yesterday, for presenting to His Majesty an humble Address that He would be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Persons employed in each of the several Parishes of the Metropolis, for Watching and Police, previous to the Act of 1829 (which transferred these Duties to Commissioners under the Secretary of State); stating their several grades, and the number of each, and the expense paid by each Parish for these services in the year 1828; also, the amount paid for the present Police Establishments by each Parish for the first six months in which the new Police has been established, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Copy of Treasury Minute respecting Londonderry Bridge, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of the Minute of Treasury, bearing date in 1821, whereby the re-payment of £.15,000, advanced out of the Consolidated Fund in aid of the re-building of the Bridge at Derry, has been postponed beyond the period provided by Act of Parliament.

Debate on Motion respecting Court of Chancery.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for resuming the adjourned Debate upon the Motion made upon the 10th day of this instant June, That it is the duty of this House, before it gives its sanction to the appointment of a further Judge in the Court of Chancery, to ascertain, by the examination of Witnesses, and other inquiries, whether a case of necessity exists for such appointment, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resumed the said adjourned Debate.

And the Question being again proposed;

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

Veneris, 25° die Junii, 1830:

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by leaving out from the word "That" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "the Order of the day for the second reading of the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for further facilitating the Administration of Justice in Suits and other Proceedings in Equity, be now read" instead thereof.

And the Question being put, That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Charles Wetherell, 96.
Mr. Robert Grant:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Twiss, 133.
Mr. George Dawson:

So it passed in the Negative. And the Question being put, That the words the Order of the day, for the second reading of the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for further facilitating the Administration of Justice in Suits and other Proceedings in Equity, be now read," be added instead thereof; it was resolved in the Affirmative. Then the main Question, so amended; being put;

Suits in Equity Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill, intituled, An Act for further facilitating the Administration of Justice in Suits and other Proceedings in Equity, be now read; and the same being read;And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill 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 Monday next." And the Question being put, That the word "now" stand part of the Question;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. George Dawson, 118.
Mr. Twiss:
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Charles Wetherell, 77.
Mr. Robert Grant:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That this House do now adjourn:-And the said Motions were severally, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

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

Chancery Register Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill to regulate the Office of Register and Keeper of the Register and Registers of the High Court of Chancery, be now read; and the same being read:- The Bill was read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday next.

Masters in Chancery Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill to regulate the Salaries and Emoluments of the Masters in Ordinary of the High Court of Chancery, and the Clerks employed in the Offices of the said Masters, be now read; and the same being read:- The Bill was read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday next.

Landward Parishes (Scotland) Bill, committed.

A Bill to regulate Assessments for the Poor on Tenements, or Apartments therein, let to Vagrants and Poor Persons as Tenants or Lodgers, who thereby acquire a legal Settlement, and claim Aliment in Landward Parishes in Scotland, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to Mr. John Maxwell, Mr. Secretary Sir Robert Peel, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Calcraft, Mr. Herries, Mr. Courtenay, Mr. George Dawson, the Lord Advocate, Sir James Mackintosh, Mr. Doherty, Lord Francis Leveson Gower, Mr. Huskisson, Mr. Brougham, Mr. Sturges Bourne, Mr. Home Drummond, Mr. Spring Rice, Mr. Estcourt, Sir Ronald Ferguson, Mr. Cutlar Fergusson, Mr. Brownlow, Mr. Slaney, the Marquis Graham, Mr. Grattan, Mr. Hume, Lord Viscount Garlies, Sir James Graham, Sir Richard Vyvyan, Mr. Duncombe, Mr. Heathcote, Sir Michael Stewart, Mr. Archibald Campbell, Lord John Hay, Mr. Maitland, Mr. Stanley: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

Debate on Standing Orders respecting Subscription List, further adjourned.

The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate upon the Motion made upon the 18th day of May last, That every Subscription List required to be deposited in the Private Bill Office of this House do contain the Christian and Surnames, and places of abode, together with a description of the quality or calling of the Subscribers to the work, and the Sums by them respectively subscribed;

Ordered, That the Debate be further adjourned till Friday the 2d day of July next.

The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate upon the Motion made upon the 18th day of May last, That no Bill in respect of which a Subscription List is required to be deposited in the Private Bill Office (except Turnpike Road Bills), be read a second time, unless one-half of the Sum required for the probable expense of the work shall have been subscribed by persons under a Contract, binding themselves, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns for the payment of the Money so subscribed, and that such Contract be deposited in the Private Bill Office before the second reading of any such Bill, and be produced before the Committee on the Bill, if required;

Ordered, That the Debate be further adjoured till Friday the 2d day of July next.

Northern Roads 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 for the improvement of the Roads from London to Edinburgh, and from London to Portpatrick; and for the further improvement of the Roads from London to Holyhead, and from London to Liverpool;

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

Poor Rates Annuities Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to direct certain Returns to be made to Parliament from Parishes in England and Wales, and to enable Parishes to raise Money for certain Purposes therein set forth, upon terminable Annuities charged on their Poor Rates;

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

Registrar at Madras 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 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;

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

Poor Law Amendment Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to prevent Abuses of the Poor Laws, by declaring and amending the Law relating to the employment and payment of Able-bodied Labourers from the Poor Rates;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time this day.

Liability of Landlords Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time this day.

Roman Catholic Charities Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for the better securing the Charitable Donations and Bequests of His Majesty's Subjects in England and Wales professing the Roman Catholic Religion;

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

Deserted Children (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 for making provision, in certain cases, for the Relief and Maintenance of Deserted and of Illegitimate Children in Ireland;

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

Insolvent Debtors (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 continue, for a time to be limited, the Acts for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland;

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

Witnesses (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 explain and amend an Act of the fifty-fifth year of King George the Third, for the Payment of Costs and Charges to Prosecutors and Witnesses in cases of Felony in Ireland;

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

Diocesan Schools (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to amend an Act of the fifty-third year of King George the Third, for the appointment of Commissioners for the regulation of the several Endowed Schools of public and private foundation in Ireland;

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

Administration of Justice 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 more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales;

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

Libel Law Amendment Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to repeal so much of an Act of the sixtieth year of his late Majesty King George the Third, for the more effectual prevention and punishment of blasphemous and seditious Libels, as relates to the sentence of Banishment for the second Offence, and to provide some further remedy against the abuse of publishing Libels;

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

Army Pensions Bill, committed.

A Bill to make further Regulations with respect to Army Pensions, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday next.

Labouring Poor 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 promote the Employment of the labouring Poor by free hiring at fair and adequate Wages;

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

Bankrupt Laws 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 supply an omission in an Act of the sixth year of His present Majesty, for amending the Laws relating to Bankrupts;

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

Additional Churches Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to amend and render more effectual the Acts for the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes;

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

Constabulary (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to amend certain Acts relating to Constables in Ireland;

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

County Rates (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 regulate the Applotment of County Rates and Cesses in Ireland in certain cases;

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

Tithes Exchange 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 enable Rectors, Vicars, and other Incumbents of Ecclesiastical Benefices and Livings in England and Wales, to exchange their Tithes for Corn Rents, by agreement with the owners of lands;

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

Arms (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 regulate the Importation of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition into Ireland, and the making, selling and keeping of Arms;

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

Sale of Beer Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to permit the general Sale of Beer by Retail in England;

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

Almshouses Exemption 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 exempting the occupiers of Almshouses from Assessments for the relief of the Poor and other parochial Rates;

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

Usury Laws Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to alter several Acts relating to Contracts for the Loan of Money at Interest;

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

Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to amend the Laws respecting the Leasing Powers of Bishops and Ecclesiastical Corporations in Ireland;

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

Half-Pay Apprentices 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 prevent the taking and employment of Apprentices usually denominated Half-Pay Apprentices;

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

Report of Common Law Fees Bill, considered.

The House, according to Order, proceeded to take into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for regulating the Receipt and future Appropriation of Fees and Emoluments receivable by Officers of the Superior Courts of Common Law; and the Amendments made by the Committee to the Bill, being read a second time, were agreed to by the House.

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

Committee on Beer and Cider Duties Acts, 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 Acts 12 Car. 2, c. 23, a Grant of certain Impositions upon Beer, Ale and other Liquors, for the increase of his Majesty's Revenue during his Life; 12 Car. 2, c. 24, for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Tenures in capite, and by Knights' Service and Purveyance, and for settling a Revenue upon his Majesty in lieu thereof; 5 & 6 Anne, c. 2 & 4, for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cider and Perry; and, 6 Geo. 4, c. 37, to provide for the future assimilation of the Duties of Excise upon Sweets or Made Wines, upon Mead and Metheglin, upon Vinegar and upon Cider and Perry in Great Britain, and Ireland, and to continue the Duty of Excise on Sweets or Made Wines in Great Britain, until the fifth day of January One thousand eight hundred and twenty-six;

Resolved, That this House will, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Committee on Assessed Taxes Composition Bill.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to continue Compositions for the Assessed Taxes for a further term, and to grant relief from, and alter and repeal the said Duties in certain cases, be now read; and the same being read:-The House resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Treasurer of the Navy 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 consolidate and amend the several Acts relating to the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy;

Resolved, That this House will, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Spirit Duties Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to impose additional Duties of Excise on Spirits;

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

West India Spirits Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to impose an additional Duty of Customs on Spirits, the produce of the British Possessions in America;

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

Refined Sugar Exportation Acts, to be considered.

The House was moved, That the Act 9 Geo. 4, c. 93, to allow Sugar to be delivered out of Warehouse to be refined, might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Act 10 Geo. 4, c. 49, to continue, until the fifth day of July One thousand eight hundred and thirty, the provisions of an Act to allow Sugar to be delivered out of Warehouse to be refined, might be read; and the same being read;

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

Report from Committee to inspect Lords' Journals.

Sir Alexander Grant, by Order, reported from the Committee appointed to inspect the Journals of the House of Lords with relation to any proceedings upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for establishing and maintaining the Harbour of Port Crommelin, in the Bay of Cushenden, in the County of Antrim, That they had inspected the said Journals accordingly, and had taken Copies of the Proceedings of the Lords thereupon; and the Report was brought up, and read; and is as followeth;

Your Committee have, pursuant to the Order of the House, inspected the said Journals accordingly, and found the following Entries:

Die Lunæ,21° Junii, 1830:

Crommelin Harbour Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for establishing and maintaining the Harbour of Port Crommelin, in the Bay of Cushenden, in the County of Antrim, was committed, That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto; which Amendments were read by the Clerk as follow; viz.

Pr. 1. 1. 18. After "therewith" insert "And whereas the said Lands and Estate of Sleans are situate within the Barony of Glenarm, of which Edmund McDonnell, of Glenarm Castle, Esquire, and the Right honourable Anne Catherine, Countess of Antrim, his wife, are or claim to be seised in right of the said Countess, and the limits hereinafter fixed for the said Harbour extend into that Barony, and also into the Barony of Cary, of which the Honourable Mark Robert Kerr, commonly called Lord Mark Kerr, and Lady Charlotte, his wife, are or claim to be seised in right of the said Lady Charlotte."

Pr. 2. 1. 10. After "empowered" insert "with the consent of the said Edmund M cDonnell, and Anne Catherine, Countess of Antrim, his wife, or the survivor of them, or the heirs or assigns of the said Countess, or other the person or persons for the time being seised of or entitled to the said Barony of Glenarm, and of the said Lord Mark Kerr, and Lady Charlotte his wife, or the survivor of them, or the heirs or assigns of the said Lady Charlotte, or other the person or persons for the time being seised of or entitled to the said Barony of Cary, to be first signified by some writing under their his or her hands and seals or hand and seal."

Pr. 2. 1. 12. After "Proprietors" insert "with such consent as aforesaid."

Pr. 3. 1. 22. Leave out "Fifteen" and insert "Ten."

Pr. 4. 1. 14. Leave out from "before" to "it" in line 16, and insert "the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland for the time being, or such other person as shall be appointed for that purpose by him, or by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland."

Pr. 13. 1. 34. After "family" insert "or to any boat, being under the burthen of one ton, when engaged solely in the Fishery," and also insert Clauses (A.) and (B.)

Clause (A.) "Provided always, and be it further Enacted, That it shall not be lawful for the Proprietor or Proprietors of the said Harbour of Port Crommelin for the time being to receive for his or their use or benefit a higher rate of interest than at and after the rate of Ten pounds per centum per annum, on the whole sum expended by him or them, and then due and owing in obtaining and passing this Act, and in forming making and maintaining the said Harbour, and the several works thereunto belonging."

Clause (B.) "And be it further Enacted, That the Proprietor or Proprietors of the said Harbour for the time being shall once in each and every year transmit to the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland for the time being, or to such other person as the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland shall appoint, a full true and particular account of the monies received and expended at the said Harbour, together with all such vouchers and accounts as the said Vice-Treasurer or other person shall deem necessary (such vouchers and accounts to be verified in such manner as he shall require); and such Vice-Treasurer or person is hereby required to investigate and inquire into the same, and to direct the appropriation of any sum which may remain, after payment of interest after the aforesaid rate of Ten pounds per centum per annum on the sum which shall have been expended by the Proprietor or Proprietors of the said Harbour in obtaining and passing this Act and incident thereto, and in making forming and maintaining the same in the payment from time to time of the money which shall have been so expended; and when and so soon as the said sum shall have been fully paid off and satisfied, then and from thenceforth the said Harbour, and the several works hereby authorized to be erected and maintained, and the Rates and Duties hereby authorized to be raised, levied, collected and paid, shall be and become vested in the said ViceTreasurer for the time being, or in such other body or bodies politic or corporate, or person or persons, as the said Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being shall direct; and the said Vice-Treasurer, or other body or person, shall and he and they is and are hereby required to reduce the said Rates and Duties to such an amount as to him or them shall appear necessary and sufficient for preserving and maintaining the said Harbour and works, and the other expenses and disbursements attendant thereon, and again from time to time to raise and increase the said Rates and Duties in such manner as shall appear requisite and expedient for the purpose of maintaining and preserving the said Harbour and works: Provided always, That when and so soon as the said Harbour and works, and the Rates and Duties aforesaid, shall have become so vested as aforesaid, all the powers and authorities hereby granted to the Proprietor or Proprietors of the said Harbour for the time being, shall be and become vested in, and be exercised by, the said Vice-Treasurer, or body or bodies politic or corporate, or person or persons as aforesaid."

Ordered, That the said Amendments be taken into consideration on this day six months.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Port Crommelin Harbour Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which, upon the 2d day of March last, was made from the Committee on the Petition of Nicholas de la Cherois Crommelin, Esquire, of Carrowdore Castle, in the county of Down, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for establishing and maintaining the Harbour of Port Crommelin, in the Bay of Cushenden, in the county of Antrim: And that Lord Viscount Castlereagh and Lord Arthur Hill do prepare, and bring it in.

And then the House, having continued to sit till four of the clock on Friday morning, adjourned till this day.