House of Commons Journal Volume 11
31 December 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 31 December 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 373-374. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39205 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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Martis, 31 die Decembris ;

Septimo Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Wye and Lugg Navigation.

A PETITION of the Mayor, Bailiffs, CommonCouncil, and Inhabitants, of the Town of Monmouth, was presented to the House, relating to the Bill for making the Rivers Wye and Lugg, in the County of Hereford, navigable.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the said Bill be read a Second time.

Call of the House.

Ordered, That the House be called over upon this Day Sevennight: And that such Members as shall not then attend the Service of the House, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Shipwrights, &c.

A Petition of Michael Calvert and John Bingle, on behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Shipwrights and other Workmen, belonging to his Majesty's Yard at Chatham, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That * * * *

That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Shipwrights of Woolwich and Deptford is referred.

Preventing Export of Wool.

Ordered, That all the Members that serve for the Counties of York, Devon, Worcester, Wilts, Norfolk, and Suffolke, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill to prevent the Exportation of Wool; and encourage the Importation thereof from Ireland; is committed: And all that come are to have Voices.

Encouraging Seamen.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Increase and Encouragement of Seamen: And that Sir Richard Onslow and Sir Rowland Gwyn do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

St. James, Westminster Parish Debt.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to enable the Parish of St. James, Westminster, to raise upon themselves so much Money, as will discharge their Debt for building their Parish-Church, Rector's House, Vestry, and other Works there, was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Coinage.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the State of the Coin of this Kingdom; and for the preventing the Stop of Commerce during the Re-coining of the clipped Monies.

Ways and Means.

Colonel Granville, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Twelve hundred thousand Pounds for supplying the Deficiency of the clipped Money, the Resolutions of the said Committee; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as follow; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards raising the Twelve hundred thousand Pounds, for supplying the Deficiency of the clipped Money, a Duty be laid upon all Dwelling-houses, except Cottages.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Duty be Two Shillings yearly, upon each House.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every House having Ten Windows do pay Four Shillings yearly, over and above the said Two Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That every House having Twenty Windows do pay Eight Shillings yearly, over and above the said Two Shillings.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Duties be paid by the Inhabitants of the said Houses.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Duties be granted to his Majesty for the Term of Seven Years, and no longer.

The said Resolutions being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, according to the said Resolutions: And that Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Solicitor-General, and Mr. Serjeant Bond, do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Ways and Means.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Tho. Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had come to several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow Morning.

Sir Thomas Littleton also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.