House of Commons Journal Volume 11
2 February 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 2 February 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 219-220. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39095 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Sabbati, 2 die Februarii;

Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Privilege in relation to Suits at Law.

ORDERED, That the Committee appointed to consider how the Privileges of the Members of this House, in relation to Suits in Law and Equity, may be regulated and limited, have Leave to sit in a Morning, before the Sitting of the House.

Thames Locks and Weirs.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of divers Freeholders, Barge-masters, and other Inhabitants, within the several Counties of Gloucester, Oxford, Berks, and Bucks, is referred, have Leave to sit in a Morning before the Sitting of this House.

East-Grinsted Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of East-Grinsted in the County of Sussex, in the room of Simon Smith Esquire, deceased.

Preventing Export of Wool.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool, by altering the Penalty; and for the Preservation of the publick Market at Blackwell-hall; and for Relief of the Workmen employed in the Woollen Manufactures, in Payment of their Wages; is committed; have Leave to sit in a Morning, before the Sitting of the House.

Elections—incapacitating Persons refusing Oaths.

Ordered, That the Bill to disable all Persons from voting in Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, who shall refuse to take the Oaths to the Government, be read the First time upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.

Tryals for Treason.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for regulating of Tryals in Cases of High Treason, and Misprision of Treason.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

The House proceeded in the further Consideration of the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for granting to his Majesty an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound for One Year, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour; and also the Bill for applying the yearly Sum of Three hundred thousand Pounds, out of the Duties arising by an Act of this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for granting to their Majesties a Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, and other Sums of Money payable upon Merchandizes exported and imported, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour; were committed.

And several other of the Amendments made by the Committee were severally read a Second time; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Amendment, Fo. 40. L. 17, being read a Second time, to insert "his Majesty, his;"

An Amendment was proposed to be made, by inserting between "Majesty" and "his" the Word "and," in order to a further Amendment, relating to the Word Heirs:

And the Question being put, That the Word "and" be inserted.

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Colonel Granvill,
Sir Tho. Dyke:
148.
Tellers for the Noes, Lord Coningsby,
Mr. Mordant:
169.

So it passed in the Negative.

And then the Amendment of the Committee was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Clause B, That no Person shall act as a Commissioner unless he pay, in his own Right, within the Place for which he acts as a Commissioner, being read a Second time;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

The Residue of the Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, for Explanation of the Oath taken by the Officers of the Customhouse, That it shall not extend to any Reward given voluntarily to any subordinate Officer for Service done at Times and Places not required by Law:

And the same was read the First time.

And the Question being put, That it be read a Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

Another Clause was offered also, for the Explanation of the said Oath:

And the same was once read.

And the Question being put, That the Clause be read a Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

Another Clause was offered for the enlarging the Time for the said Officers to take the Oaths:

And the same was read the First time.

And the Question being proposed, That the said Clause be read a Second time;

And a Debate arising thereupon;

Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till Monday Morning next, Eleven a Clock.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.