House of Commons Journal Volume 8
16 July 1663

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 16 July 1663', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 525. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26624&strquery=privilege Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Jovis, 16 die Julii, 15 Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Privilege-Arrest of a Witness.

UPON Information that Mr. Clement Oxenbridge, being summoned as a Witness to attend the Committee of the Revenue, was, whilst he was attending the said Committee, arrested, at the Suit of Mrs. Hampden, in Breach of the Privilege of this House; and is still detained in Custody;

Resolved, That Mr. Clement Oxenbridge shall have Privilege allowed him: And that he be discharged of the Arrest and Imprisonment at the Suit of Mrs. Hampden.

Privilege.

Upon Information that the Wife of Mr. Broome Whorwood, a Member of this House, having obtained a Decree in the High Court of Chancery, against Mr. Whorwood, for Alimony, in the late Times of Usurpation; and he having brought his Bill of Review, to reverse the Decree; his Wife claims Privilege of Parliament against her Husband, as the Wife of a Member of the House of Commons; and refuses to answer;

Resolved, &c. That no Wife or Servant of any Member of this House ought to have Privilege of Parliament allowed, in any Case, against the Husband of such Wife, or Master of such Servant.

Profaneness, &c.

Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill against Profaneness and Licentiousness was committed, several Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

And the Amendments were read the First time.

The several Amendments precedent unto the Amendment to the last Line of the First Folio, were read the Second time; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

The Amendment to the last Line of the First Folio was read the Second time:

Resolved, &c. That these Words, "not exceeding Twenty Pounds," be added after the Word "impose," in the said Amendment.

Which was done.

Resolved, &c. That the said Proviso, so amended, be agreed to.

The Two next Amendments, to the Third and Fifth Lines of the Second Folio, were read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Tenth Line of the Second Folio was read the Second time; and postponed.

The Amendment to the Fifteenth Line of the Second Folio, being read the Second time; and debated;

Resolved, That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee upon the present Debate: And the Committee are to inspect the several Statutes to which the Bill relates; and in particular the Statute of 33 Hen. VIII; and to consider, what of the said Acts is fit to be repealed, and what continued; and what Additions are fit to be made; and to make their further Report: And, to that Purpose, the Committee are hereby revived: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.

Postmasters to impress Horses.

Ordered, That Leave be given for the bringing in a Bill for the Postmasters to have Liberty to impress such Horses as are usually let to Hire.

Militia.

The ingrossed Bill for the better ordering the Forces in the several Counties of this Kingdom, was read.

A Proviso, to restrain the Selling of Gunpowder, by licenced Persons, was twice read:

The Question being put, That the Proviso be read the Third time;

It passed in the Negative.

Another Proviso, for charging the Borough of Southwarke, City of Westminster, and Liberties of the Tower, with a Fortnight's Tax, was read; and laid aside.

Another Proviso, to enjoin the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy to such as sell Gunpowder, was read; and withdrawn.

Another Proviso, for excusing the County of Cornewall from being charged with Horse, was read; and laid aside.

Another Proviso, for indemnifying such as had acted in dismantling the Walls and Fortifications, was thrice read:

Resolved, &c. That the said Proviso be agreed to; and made Part of the Bill.

Another Proviso, for ascertaining what Estates shall be chargeable with Horse, and what with Foot, was thrice read:

Resolved, &c. That the said Proviso be agreed to; and made Part of the Bill.

Another Proviso, on the Behalf of the Cinque Ports, was thrice read:

Resolved, &c. That the said Proviso be agreed to; and made Part of the Bill.

Resolved, That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An additional Act for the better ordering the Forces of this Kingdom.

And the Lord Bruce is to carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Clothiers.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Higgons, Colonel Strangwayes, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Francis Goodrick, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Henley, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Clarke, Lord St. John, Mr. Scawen, Sir Lancelott Lake, Sir John Shaw, Sir Tho. Littleton, Colonel Reames, Mr. Newport, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Solo. Swale, Lord Ancram, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Hen. Newton, Sir Hen. Herbert, Mr. Barnaby, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Griffith, be added to the Committee to which the Petition concerning the Clothiers is committed.

The House adjourns till To-morrow Morning at Nine of the Clock.