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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 3 May 1830

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 85, 1830. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, [n.d.].

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Lunæ 3 die Maii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

London Bridge and Fleet Market Bill, passed.

ORDERED, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of 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 now read; and the same being read :-The Bill was read the third time; and an ingrossed Clause was added by way of Rider, and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Alderman Wood do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Tonbridge and Ightham Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for amending and improving the Road from Tonbridge to Ightham, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Kent, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Edward Knatchbull do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Petition against Kidwelly Inclosure Bill.

A Petition of the Right honourable George Earl of Ashburnham, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for inclosing Lands within the several Parishes of Kidwelly, Saint Mary in Kidwelly, Saint Ishmael and Pembrey, in the County of Carmarthen; 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.

The House was moved, That the Petition of the Proprietors of land, to which is attached a right of intercommoning on the waste land called Pinged Marsh, in the parishes of Pembrey and Kidwelly, in the county of Carmarthen, which was presented to the House upon the 15th day of March last, praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against certain parts of the said Bill, might be read; and the same being read;

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.

Folesbill (Coventry) Poor Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for better assessing and collecting the Poor and other Rates in the Parish of Foleshill, in the County of the City of Coventry, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Edensor Heathcote do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Royal Assent to Bills.

A Message by Mr. Pulman, Deputy Usher of the Black Rod:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords, authorized by virtue of His Majesty's Commission, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses, do desire the immediate attendance of this Honourable House in the House of the Peers, to hear the Commission read.

Accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to the House of Peers :-And being returned;

Mr. Speaker reported, That the House, at the desire of the Lords, authorized by virtue of His Majesty's Commission, had been at the House of Peers, where a Commission under the Great Seal was read, giving declaring and notifying the Royal Assent to the several Public and Private Bills therein mentioned; and that the Lords thereby authorized, had declared the Royal Assent to the said Bills: Which Bills are as followeth;

An Act for transferring certain Annuities of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum, into Annuities of Three Pounds and Ten Shillings or Five Pounds per Centum per Annum:

An Act for removing the Market at present held for the Sale of Hay and Straw from the Haymarket, and for establishing Markets for the Sale of Hay, Straw and other Articles in York Square, Clarence Gardens, and Cumberland Market, in the Parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex:

An Act for relieving, in certain cases, Vessels entering or sailing from the Port of Berwick-upon-Tweed from the Duties leviable under two Acts passed in the forty-sixth and fifty-fourth years of his late Majesty's reign, relating to the Northern Light-houses:

An Act for incorporating the Dundee Gas-Light Company, and for the better lighting the Town of Dundee by Gas:

An Act for more effectually repairing the Road from Wootton Bassett, in the County of Wilts, to the Two-mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Swindon to Marlborough, in the said County:

An Act for maintaining the Road from Haverhill, in the County of Suffolk, to Redcross, in the Parish of Great Shelford, in the County of Cambridge:

An Act for making a Turnpike Road from the Bridge over the River Bure at Great Yarmouth to Acle (with certain Branches therefrom), all in the County of Norfolk:

An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Wistow, in the County of Huntingdon, and for extinguishing the Tithes in the said Parish:

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:

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:

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.

Mansfield and Chesterfield Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Mundy reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the Mansfield and Chesterfield Turnpike Road to Bunting field Nook, in the County of Derby, and also the Road leading out of the said Road at Tufton Nether Green to Stubbing Edge Lane and Knot Cross, in the said County; 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.

Almondbury Inclosure Bill, presented.

Lord Viscount Milton presented a Bill to amend an Act of his late Majesty, for inclosing Lands in the Manor of Meltham, in the Parish of Almondbury, in the West Riding of the County of York: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition against Tiverton Roads Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the town and parish of Bampton, in the county of Devon, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for improving several Roads, and making certain new Roads, in the Counties of Devon and Somerset, leading to and from the Town of Tiverton, and for amending an Act of His present Majesty for repairing several Roads leading from and through the Town of Wiveliscombe; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill.

Whaddon and Nash Inclosure Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for inclosing and exonerating from Tithes Lands in the Parish of Whaddon, including the Hamlet of Nash, in the County of Buckingham, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That the Marquis of Chandos do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Hockliffe Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing and maintaining the Road between Hockliffe, in the County of Bedford, and Stoney Stratford, in the County of Buckingham, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That the Marquis of Chandos do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Chard Roads Bill, reported.

Mr. Dickinson reported from the Committee on the Bill for amending an Act of the last Session, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads which lead to and through the Town and Borough of Chard, in the County of Somerset, and for making and maintaining a new Road from Chard to Drempton, in the County of Dorset;" and for making and maintaining other Roads communicating with the said Roads, in the Counties of Somerset, Devon and Dorset; 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.

Othery Drainage Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for draining, flooding and improving certain Low Lands and Grounds within the several Parishes of Othery, Middlezoy and Weston Zoyland, in the County of Somerset, was read the third time; and an ingrossed Clause was added, by way of Rider; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Weston Zoyland Inclosure Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for dividing and allotting Lands within the Parishes of Weston Zoyland and Middlezoy, in the County of Somerset, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Petitions against Southwold Haven Bill.

A Petition of the Bailiffs and Commonalty of the burgh of Southwold, in the county of Suffolk, in Common Hall assembled;-of Bankers, Merchants, Ship-owners and Inhabitants of Halesworth ;-of the Growers of Corn residing in the vicinity, and attending the Market of Halesworth;-of Merchants, Ship-owners, Ship-masters and others of Southwold;-and, of Patrick Stead, of Halesworth, in the county of Suffolk, and of Great Yarmouth, in the county of Norfolk, merchant, -were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for continuing and rendering more effectual the several Acts passed for improving the Harbour of Southwold, in the County of Suffolk; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table.

Southwold Haven Bill, passed.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the ingrossed Bill for continuing and rendering more effectual the several Acts passed for improving the Harbour of Southwold, in the County of Suffolk, be now read the third 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 Yeas, Sir Thomas Gooch, 54.
Mr. Charles Barclay:
Tellers for the Noes. Mr. Hume, 22.
Mr. Poulett Thomson:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative. Then the main Question being put;

Ordered, That the Bill be now read the third time:- The Bill was accordingly read the third time; and an ingrossed Clause was added to the Bill by way of rider. Another ingrossed Clause was offered to be added to the Bill by way of rider, "to prohibit the election of "Clergymen as Commissioners on any future vacancies." And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the said Clause be brought up;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Hume, 21.
Mr. Poulett Thomson:
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Thomas Gooch, 49.
Mr. Wodehouse:

So it passed in the Negative.

Then several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the title be, An Act for more effectually improving the Harbour of Southwold, in the County of Suffolk.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Gooch do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Petition against Macclesfield Water Bill.

Petition of William Smyth, of the Fence, near Macclesfield, Esquire, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for better supplying the Inhabitants of the Borough of Macclesfield, in the Parish of Chester, with Water, and to establish the Rates payable for the same; 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.

Peebles Roads Bill, reported.

Mr. Hay reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and keeping in repair the Turnpike Roads in the County of Peebles; for making and maintaining certain new Roads; and for rendering Turnpike certain Parish Roads in the said County; 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.

Sheffield Waterworks Bill, reported.

Mr. Marshall reported from the Committee on the Bill for better supplying with Water the Town and Parish of Sheffield, in the County of York; and to whom the Petitions of Owners and Occupiers of water-mills and other works upon the River Rivelin, in the parish of Sheffield, in the county of York, and of other water-mills upon the Rivers Loxley and Dun, deriving a supply of water from the said River Rivelin; of Owners and Lessees or Occupiers of divers water-mills and other works situate on the Rivers Rivelin, Loxley and Dun, in the parish of Sheffield; of Subscribers to, and Shareholders in, the Undertaking of the Sheffield Waterworks Company; of Inhabitants of Sheffield; of Dame Catherine Burgoyne, of Grosvenorplace, in the county of Middlesex, widow; and, of Owners of, and Persons interested in, mill-property on the brook or small river called Porter Brook, in the manor and township of Ecclesall Bierlow, in the parish of Sheffield, in the county of York, were referred; That no person appeared on behalf of the first-mentioned Petition; and that they had considered the second and third-mentioned Petitions, and that they had heard counsel on behalf of the fourthmentioned Petition, and had considered the fifth and last-mentioned Petitions; and had also heard counsel in favour of the Bill; 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 Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Ross (Hereford) Improvement Bill, reported.

Mr.Clive reported from the Committee on the Bill for paving, cleansing, draining, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Ross, and for disposing of certain Common and Waste Lands, and Rights of Common, within the Parish of Ross, in the County of Hereford; 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.

Petitions against Dovor Improvement Bill.

A Petition of Householders, Inhabitants and Freemen of the town and port of Dovor;-and, of Freemen and Inhabitants of the town and port of Dovor, and villages contiguous thereto,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to amend two Acts of his late Majesty, for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Town of Dovor, and for removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table.

Leicester and Swannington Railway Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for making and maintaining a Railway or Tramroad from the River Soar, near the West Bridge, in or near the Borough of Leicester to Swannington, in the County of Leicester, and four Branches therefrom, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Legh Keck do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Deddithorpe (Lincoln) Inclosure Bill, passed.

A Motion being made, That the ingrossed 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, be now read the third time;

Lord Viscount Lowther, by His Majesty's command, acquainted the House, That His Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Bill, gives His consent, as far as His Majesty's interest is concerned, that the House may do therein as they shall think fit.

Then the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir William Ingilby do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Petition against Dundee Harbour Bill.

A Petition of the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the city and royal burgh of Perth, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for more effectually maintaining, improving and extending the Harbour of Dundee, in the County of Forfar; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law; and 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 until the Report from the Committee on the said Bill be taken into further consideration.

Blacktoft Inclosure Bill, reported.

Mr. William Duncombe reported from the Committee on the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Townships of Blacktoft, Gilberdike and Faxfleet, in the Parish or Parochial Chapelry of Blacktoft, and in the Parishes of Eastrington and South Cave, in the East Riding of the County of York; 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.

Stonehouse Mill Bridge Bill, reported.

Mr.William Duncombe reported from the Committee on the Bill for erecting and maintaining a Bridge over Stonehouse Mill Pool, at or near Stonehouse Mills, in the County of Devon; 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 in favour of Hull and Hedon Road Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of, and Owners and Occupiers of land and houses within and near to, the town of Kingston-upon-Hull, 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 pass into a law.

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

Wibsey Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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, was read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. William Duncombe do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Rotherham Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. William Duncombe do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Limerick County Election, determined.

Mr.Ridley Colborne, from the Select Committee appointed to try and determine the merits of the Petition of James Hewitt Massy Dawson, of Newforest, in the county of Tipperary, Esquire, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the County of Limerick, informed the House, That the said Committee had determined;

That Standish O'Grady, Esquire, is not duly elected a Knight to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Limerick:

That James Hewitt Massy Dawson, Esquire, is duly elected, and ought to have been returned a Knight to serve in this present Parliament for the said County:

That the Petition of the said James Hewitt Massy Dawson, Esquire, did not appear to the said Committee to be frivolous or vexatious:

That the opposition to the said Petition did not appear to the said Committee to be frivolous or vexatious:

And the said Determinations were ordered to be entered in the Journals of this House.

Deputy Clerk of the Crown to attend.

Ordered, That the Deputy Clerk of the Crown do attend this House To-morrow, with the last Return for the county of Limerick; and amend the same, by rasing out the name of Standish O'Grady, Esquire, and inserting the name of James Hewitt Massy Dawson, Esquire, instead thereof.

Petition against Trent and Mersey Canal Bill.

A Petition of the United Company of Proprietors of the Ellesmere and Chester Canal, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to consolidate and extend the Powers and Provisions of the several Acts relating to the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey; 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 against Ross Improvement Bill.

A Petition of Burgesses and Proprietors of certain freeholds, situate in the parish of Ross, in the county of Hereford, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for paving, cleansing, draining, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Ross, and for disposing of certain Common and Waste Lands, and Rights of Common, within the Parish of Ross, in the County of Hereford; 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.

Highgate Chapel Bill, presented.

Mr.Curteis presented 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 the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second, time.

Limerick Hospital Bill, reported.

Mr.Spring Rice reported from the Committee on the Bill for the Management and Direction of the Hospital founded by Joseph Barrington and his Sons, in the city of Limerick; 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.

Ashbourne and Sudbury Roads Bill, reported.

Mr.Littleton reported from the Committee on the Bill for repairing, altering and improving the Roads from Ashbourne to Sudbury, and from Sudbury to Yoxall Bridge, and from Hatton Moor to Tutbury, and from Uttoxeter to or near the Village of Draycott-in-the-Clay, and from Hadley Plain, on the late Forest or Chase of Needwood, to Callingwood Plain, on the same late Forest or Chase; 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 Port Glasgow Harbour Bill.

A Petition of Magistrates and Counsellors of the town of Greenock, and of Merchants and Inhabitants of the town of Greenock, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for improving the Harbour of Port Glasgow, constructing a Wet Dock or Wet Docks adjacent thereto, and for altering the Road leading from Port Glasgow to Glasgow, near the said Harbour; 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.

Petition against Clyde Navigation Bill.

A Petition of Magistrates and Counsellors of the town of Greenock, and of Merchants and Inhabitants of the said town of Greenock, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to enable the Trustees for the Improvement of the Navigation of the River Clyde to purchase up certain Exemptions from the Rates payable on the said River and the Harbour at Glasgow; 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.

Petition in favour of Dundee Harbour Bill.

A Petition of the Noblemen, Freeholders, Justice of Peace, and Commissioners of Supply of the county of Forfar, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for more effectually maintaining, improving and extending the Harbour of Dundee, in the County of Forfar; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Yalding;-of Hunton;- of East Peckham;-of Hougham, Alkham, Caple and Poulton;-of Westcliffe, Ringwould, Saint Margaret at Cliffe and Ripple;-of East Langdon, West Langdon, Guston, Whitfield and Oxney;-of Sheperdswell, Coldred, Eythorne and Waldershare;-and, of Ewell, River and Lydden,-were presented, and read; praying, That the Duties on Malt and Beer may be totally repealed.

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

Petition complaining of Agricultural Distress.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers and other Inhabitants of the parish of High Halden, in the county of Kent, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are, for the most part, dependent upon the success of agriculture for their support, and are suffering under ruinous and ovewhelming distress; and praying the House to take their ruinous condition into consideration, and apply a prompt and effectual remedy for their relief, to enable them, as heretofore, to live as industrious and contented members of society.

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

Petitions against Sale of Beer Bill.

Petition of Victuallers in the hundreds of Uttlesford, Clavering and Freshwell, Essex;-of Brewers of Saffron Walden;-of Proprietors of Public-houses, and Licensed Victuallers residing in the lower division of the lath of Scray and parishes adjacent, in the county of Kent;-of George and William Everitt, of Lowestoft, in the county of Suffolk; -of Licensed Victuallers in the towns of Huntingdon and Godmanchester;-of Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Huntingdon;-of Licensed Victuallers of Gravesend and Milton;-of Clergy, Parish Officers and Inhabitant Householders of Margate;-of Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the town of Ashford;-of Proprietors and Occupiers of publichouses in the hundred of Whitstone, in the county of Gloucester;-of Proprietors of licensed public-houses in Plymouth, Stonehouse, Devonport and their immediate vicinities;-of Inhabitants of the town of Brighthelmston; -of Inhabitants of the hundred of Blackburn, in the county of Lancaster, being persons duly licensed to sell ale, beer and other exciseable liquors by retail, to be drunk and consumed on their premises;-of Owners, Occupiers and other interested in the inns and victualling houses within the town and parish of Rochdale;-of Clergy, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, Constables and Inhabitant Householders of Oldham;-of Owners and Occupiers of inns and victualling houses situate in the town of Chorley and the immediate neighbouring townships;-of Owners of licensed victualling houses in the towns of Manchester and Salford and the vicinity;-of Owners and Occupiers of inns and public-houses in the town and neighbourhood of Oldham;-of Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses of Rye and its vicinity;-of Inhabitants of the county of Derby;-of Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses in Stockport and its vicinity;-of Owners and Occupiers of inns and public-houses within, and adjoining to, the borough of Macclesfield;-of Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Wigan;-of Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the town of Epsom and its vicinity;-of Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses of the towns of Stroud, Bisley, Painswick and places adjacent, in the hundred of Bisley, in the county of Gloucester,-and, of Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses of the several parishes of Rodborough, Minchinhampton, Horsley, Avening, Woodchester and Tetbury, and places adjacent, in the hundred of Longtree, in the county of Gloucester,-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 as it now stands.

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

Watching, &c. Parishes Bill, deferred. No.347.

Sir Edward Knatchbull reported from the Committee on the Bill to make provision for the lighting, watching, cleansing and paving of Parishes in England and Wales; and to whom the several Petitions which have been presented to the House in this Session of Parliament, against the said Bill, were referred; That they had considered the said Petitions, and 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 Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Thursday next. Ordered, That the Bill, as amended, be printed.

Petition for reduction of Taxation.

A Petition of Freeholders and Inhabitant Householders in the parish of Randwick, in the county of Gloucester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are greatly alarmed at the rapid increase of pauperism in their parish, and of the consequent very heavy pressure of their parochial burthens; and praying the House to take their case into their most serious consideration, and by a reduction of taxation, and by equalizing parochial burthens (either by a general rate throughout the kingdom, or upon some large divisions thereof), or by such other means as to the House shall seem meet to alleviate their present distressed and ruinous condition. Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

Petitions against Duty on Corn Spirits.

A Petition of Noblemen, Freeholders, Justices of Peace, and Commissioners of Supply of the county of Fife;- of Farmers of the Saint Andrew's District of the county of Fife ;-of the Kirkcaldy District of the county of Fife ;- of the district of Cupar, in the county of Fife ;-of Farmers and Occupiers of land in the western district of Fifeshire ;-of Land-owners, Farmers and others in the county of Forfar ;-of William Hume, chief magistrate of the royal burgh of Dunbar ;-of the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the city of Edinburgh ;- of the Edinburgh Farming Society and other Farmers attending Edinburgh market;-of the Company of Merchants of the city of Edinburgh;-and, of Ship-owners and Proprietors of the Shipping Companies engaged in the carrying trade betwixt Leith and London,-were presented, and read; praying, The House to afford them the protection that they have hitherto had in the Duties on Spirits; and if it is necessary to lay additional duties on the Spirits consumed in England, that the same scale of duties which has hitherto been observed between colonial and home-made Spirits shall be continued.

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. White have leave of absence for a month, on urgent private business.

Petition of Surgeons of Edinburgh against proposed Stamp Duty.

A Petition of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have observed with the greatest regret and alarm, that it is proposed to Parliament to exact, by a Stamp Duty, a tax of 10l. upon the admission or license of any person to be a member or licentiate of any College of Surgeons; the Petitioners beg leave respectfully, but most earnestly, to represent, that the acquisition of a proper medical and surgical education, necessary for all those who undertake the duties of general practice, requires a long period of time, and is attended with very heavy expense, for which it is long before any adequate return can be obtained, and that the class of young men educated for Surgery possess very limited means; stating the particulars of their case; and praying, That the House will take the same into their serious consideration, and that they may be induced to abstain from sanctioning a measure which will not, in the opinion of the Petitioners, produce any good effect, and which they cannot but regard, for the reasons they have stated, as very oppressive to those engaged in the study of Medicine and Surgery, as detrimental to the improvement of medical and surgical education, and therefore injurious to the community, and as prejudicial to the interests of the Petitioners. Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table; and be printed.

The Lords have passed

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Wingfield and Mr. Farrer: Mr. Speaker,

Wallis's Divorce Bill.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Wallis, Esquire, with Charlotte Augusta Amelia, 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 for removal of Disabilities affecting the Jews.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Ashton-under-Lyne, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will take into their benign consideration the Petitions that have been presented by His Majesty's subjects, being Jews, and will afford them such relief as to the House shall seem meet.

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

Petition respecting Labourers Wages.

A Petition of Workmen employed in the mining district of Shropshire ;-of Tradesmen, Shopkeepers and others of Wellington ;-of Retail Tradesmen and Shopkeepers residing in the mining districts of Coalbrookdale ; -and, of Manufacturers, Tradesmen, Shopkeepers and others, Inhabitants of Heaton Norris,-were presented, and read; praying, That the House will be pleased to take into its serious consideration the laws now in existence for regulating the payment of the Wages of workmen, with a view to the adoption of such measures, for preventing the further evasion of such laws, and the extension of practices, the introduction whereof would prove absolutely ruinous to the Petitioners, as to the House shall seem meet.

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

Petition for repeal of Duty on Stage-Coach Licenses.

A Petition of several Proprietors of Stage Coaches employed on the Turnpike Roads within the county of Lancaster, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are the owners of, or partners interested with others, in public Stage Coaches travelling on the following lines of Road; viz. Liverpool through Warrington to Manchester, Liverpool to Saint Helens, Liverpool to Newton and Wigan, and Liverpool to Leigh and Bolton, all in the county of Lancaster, and that there are thirty-three Stage Coaches daily employed between those parts; and that several Acts of Parliament for authorizing the making of Railways in different parts of the Kingdom have passed; and they observe that several Petitions have been presented to the House in the present Session for making Railways in different parts of the county of Lancaster; and that on some of the Railways, carriages for carrying passengers are established, which carriages the Petitioners are informed are not liable to duties, and consequently the owners of such carriages are reaping an advantage over the Stage-Coach Proprietors; that if the law remains unaltered, imposing duties and restrictions upon the Petitioners, they will not be able to compete with Railway Companies, and, in fact, they must abandon their calling at a ruinous loss; that the Petitioners are persuaded, that if the taxes to which they are exclusively liable, are repealed, they will, notwithstanding the application of steam power to carriages on Railways, all things and consequences considered, be enabled to convey passengers along the Turnpike Roads with as much expedition and safety, and with less prejudice to the interest of others, than the Proprietors of Railways; and praying, That the House will be pleased to pass a Bill for the repeal of the Stage-Coach License Duties, and also for the repeal of so much of the Assessed Taxes as affect the Petitioners, or that they will be pleased to alter and amend the laws imposing the said Duties, so as to include therein all carriages propelled or drawn by steam, used or to be used for the conveying of passengers for hire, or that they will pass some Bill for the relief of the Petitioners.

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

Petition against Administration of Justice Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor, Clergy, Gentlemen, Merchants, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Stockport, in the county palatine of Chester, and its vicinity, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales; whereby it is proposed to abolish the separate jurisdiction of the county palatine of Chester; and praying, That the said Bill may not pass into a law as it now stands.

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

Petition against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Merchants, Manufacturers and others of Stockport, was presented, and read; praying the House, That at the earliest practicable period the trade to the interior of India and China may be thrown open, the monopoly in tea cease, the right to proceed to and settle in India be materially enlarged, and further, that inquiry may be instituted into the present condition of the countries now subject to the British Crown, within the limits of the East India Company's charter, in order that such measures may be adopted as shall most speedily develope the native resources of those regions, and most effectually promote the permanent welfare of their inhabitants.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on East India Company's Affairs.

Petition for repeal of Duties on Coals.

A Petition of Ship-owners of the port of Newcastle, residing in the town of North Shields, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, whose property to a great extent is embarked in the supply of the city of London, and the southern ports of England, with Coals, beg leave most respectfully to state to the House, that so great is the depression to which this once valuable and national trade is reduced, that, should it continue in its present ruinous and unnatural state, an alarming crisis must shortly become inevitable, as it is principally from the capital of the Petitioners that the numerous body of His Majesty's labouring subjects have been supported, whose subsistence, as seamen, as artizans, as bargemen and miners, depends on the Coal trade; the Petitioners beg leave to state, that to such an extent has this depression reached, that Coals in London are selling as low as they did in times of profound peace forty years ago, when the first cost of the commodity itself, as well as all the charges incidental to the trade, viz. wages, provisions, stores, &c. were full fifty per cent. lower than they can be purchased at the present day, under the existing state of the taxation of the country; it is under this alarming and unprecedented state of depression, that the Petitioners venture to request the attention of the Committee emanating from the House, who have been appointed for the purpose of investigating the nature of this great trade; and as an inquiry into the amount of the various charges affecting the price of Coals at the London and other markets, is part of the object of their appointment, the Petitioners consider it a duty incumbent upon them to call the attention of the Committee to the nature and extent of the local and municipal charges levied by the corporation of Newcastle, as well as their right to exact such sums as they do, which, in many instances, appear to be arbitrary and undefined as to amount, and subject to excessive and uncalled-for augmentation at the will of the officers of the said corporation, more especially as relates to the exclusive privilege which they assume of conveying the ballast of the Petitioners vessels within the limits of the port, which of late years has been made subject to a most extraordinary increase, and now forms a considerable item of addition to the charge for the conveyance of fuel to the city of London; the Petitioners would further most respectfully suggest to the House the expediency of an investigation into the nature of the direct charge on Coal made by the said corporation, which, when combined with the tax known by the designation of the Richmond Shilling, forms a very heavy extra charge on the Petitioners and others employed in the carriage of Coals from the port of Newcastle, which charge is the more unjust, inasmuch as the carriers of Coals from the numerous and increasing shipping ports around them are exempt from such burthens, by which means a large and respectable body of His Majesty's subjects are deprived of that fair and mutual protection which is so essentially the spirit and intention of the laws and constitution of the country to confer on all; the Petitioners further hope it may not be considered without the scope of the Committee's power to investigate into the right which the corporation claims to levy those charges, and if the right is unquestionable, then to cause it to be shown what were the purposes for which such grants were made, and if the application of the funds so raised are agreeable to their spirit and intention, the Petitioners further state, that it seems to them extraordinary, when an inquiry of this nature is going on, that they, who are the parties mainly and most extensively interested in it, should not be called upon to state what they know on a matter of such importance to themselves, and, through them, to the nation generally; and praying, That they may be permitted the opportunity of giving their evidence on the nature of this trade as far as they are concerned.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on the Coal Trade.

Petitions for mitigating Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of Clergy, Bankers, Merchants and other Inhabitants of North Shields ;-of Inhabitants of Stroud; -of Nailsworth ;-and, of Leominster,-were presented, and read; praying, That some punishment less awful than death may be affixed to the crime of Forgery in all its branches.

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

Accounts, &c. ordered: Royal Military Academy (Woolwich.)

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of Officers and Professors of the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich; showing the amount of the Salary and Allowances to each Officer in the year 1829; together with the expense for the Establishment of Servants ;-and also, of the charge for the Company of gentlemen Cadets, including Pay and Allowances, Clothing and contingencies of every kind, in the year 1829, and the total expense of each year since 1816 inclusive.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Cadets in the Academy at Woolwich on 1st January 1816; the number admitted and educated therein in each year since 1816; and the number admitted from thence into the Engineers and Artillery in each year, and of the number now remaining at the Academy.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Estimate or Account of the Expense incurred in Buildings and repairs necessary for the Officers and Professors, and Cadets at the Woolwich Academy, on the average of the years from 1816 to 1830.

Imports.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of every Article imported from British Possessions east of the Cape of Good Hope, on which a larger Duty of Customs is charged on import into the United Kingdom than is charged on the same article imported from British Possessions in any other parts of the world; showing, in three parallel columns, the different rates and the excess of Duty on each Article ;-also, the amount of Duty levied on each of these Articles in the year 1829, and the quantity on which the same was levied.

Address for Return of Sasine Registers (Scotland.)

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Registers of Sasine established in Scotland; stating where each is kept, and for what Counties, and by whom kept.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Address for Return of Hornings and Captions (Scotland.)

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Hornings and Captions issuing through the Signet Office in Edinburgh, in each of the years 1828 and 1829, and the expense of each.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Address for Returns-Notaries Public (Scotland.)

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Notaries Public admitted in Scotland, in each of the years 1828 and 1829; stating the expense of each admission, distinguishing the items of which the expense is composed.

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Address for Emoluments of Clerks of Peace and Sheriff Clerks (Scotland.)

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Return of the Emoluments of the Clerk of the Peace, of each County in Scotland, during each of the last ten years; specifying the sources from which they are derived, and whether the duties are discharged by Deputy; and if by Deputy, what are the Emoluments of the person actually discharging the duty.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Return of the Emoluments of the Keeper of the Register of Seisins, in each County in Scotland; specifying the Fees which are levied, during each of the last ten years.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Return of the Emoluments of the Sheriff Clerk, in each County in Scotland, during each of the last ten years; specifying the sources from which they are derived, and whether the duties are discharged by Deputy; and if by Deputy, what are the Emoluments of the person actually discharging the duty. Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Return, stating whether the Offices of Clerk of the Peace, Keeper of the Register of Seisins, or Sheriff Clerk, are held by one and the same person, in any and what Counties in Scotland. Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will be graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a Return of the period during which the Sheriff Depute of each County in Scotland has resided within his jurisdiction, during each of the last ten years.

Ordered, That the said Addresses be presented to His Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.

Petition against Court of Session (Scotland) Bill.

A Petition of Ship-owners, Merchants and Manufacturers of the city of Aberdeen, 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 the House, in abolishing the Court of Admiralty of Scotland, to extend to the Sheriff Courts the power of judging in all maritime questions, of whatever amount.

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

Account of First Fruits, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all Sums of Money paid into the Offices of Commissioners of First Fruits and Tenths during ten years last past, for or on account of First Fruits and Tenths severally, by the several Archbishops and Bishops, and other Dignitaries, of England and Wales; distinguishing the Payments in each year, and the persons by whom, or on whose account, such Payments were made, and the purposes to which the sums so collected were applied.

Account of Taxes, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all Sums of Money arising from the product of Taxes, independent of Loans paid into the Exchequers of Great Britain and Ireland severally, from the year 1786 to the year 1801, and from the year 1801 to the year 1816; distinguishing each year.

Jews Relief Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill for the Relief of His Majesty's Subjects professing the Jewish Religion;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon Monday the 17th day of this instant May.

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:-The House resolved itself into the Committee.

(In the Committee).

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Thirty-two thousand and five hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expense of Works and Repairs of Public Buildings, for Furniture and other charges defrayed by the Office of Works, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever; Whereupon a Motion was made, and the Question being put, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Ten thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, towards defraying the expense of Works and Repairs of Public Buildings, for Furniture and other charges defrayed by the Office of Works, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever; the Committee divided;

Teller for the Yeas, Mr.Hume - - - 123 Teller for the Noes, Mr. Dawson - - - 139 Original Question put;

1. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Thirty-two thousand and five hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expense of Works and Repairs of Public Buildings, for Furniture and other charges defrayed by the Office of Works, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

2. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Seven thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expense of Works executing at Portpatrick Harbour, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

3. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Eight thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expense of Works executing at Donaghadee Harbour, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

4. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Twenty thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expense of the Works executing at the Royal Harbour of George the Fourth, at Kingston, for the year 1830.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding One hundred thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expense of the Alterations and Improvements at Windsor Castle, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever; Whereupon a Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum not exceeding Ten thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, towards defraying the expense of the Alterations and Improvements at Windsor Castle, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever; The said Motion was, with leave of the Committee, withdrawn.

And the original question being again proposed; That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum not exceeding One hundred thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the expense of the Alterations and Improvements at Windsor Castle, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever; The said Motion was, with leave of the Committee, withdrawn.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that the sum of Six thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, in aid of the expense of erecting Churches in the West Indies, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever; Whereupon a Motion was made, and the Question being put;

Resolved, That the Chairman do report progress, and ask leave to sit again.

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

Martis, 4 die Maii, 1830:

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee, That they had made a progress in the matters to them referred; and that he was directed by the Committee to move, That they may have leave to sit again.

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

Sale of Beer Bill, deferred

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

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

Poor Law Amendment Bill, re-committed.

The House, according to Order, proceeded to take into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the 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, and for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value:-And the House being informed that other Amendments are necessary to be made to the Bill:-The Bill was re-committed to a Committee of the whole House for this day.

Usury 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 alter several Acts relating to Contracts for the Loan of Money at Interest;

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

Further Consideration of Report on Tobacco Acts, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Act 12 Charles 2, c. 34, for prohibiting the planting, setting, or sowing of Tobacco in England and Ireland; and also, the Act 22 Geo. 3, c. 73, to explain an Act made in the twelfth year of the reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the planting, setting, or sowing of Tobacco in England or Ireland, and to permit the Use and Removal of Tobacco, the growth of Scotland, into England, for a limited time, under certain Restrictions;"

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

Committee on Administration of Justice Bill; No. 348.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales; 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 now received.

reported.

Sir Alexander Grant accordingly reported from the Committee, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Friday, the 14th day of this instant May.

Ordered, That the Bill, as amended, be printed.

Australian Company Bill, committed.

A Bill to amend an Act for granting certain powers and authorities to a Company to be incorporated by Charter, to be called The Australian Agricultural Company, for the cultivation and improvement of the Waste Lands in the Colony of New South Wales, and for other purposes relating thereto, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Friday next.

Rights of Executors Bill, committed.

A Bill for making better Provision for the disposal of the undisposed-of Residues of the Effects of Testators, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House, for Tomorrow.

Committee on Navy Pay Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Pay of the Royal Navy; 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.

Insolvent Debtors 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 and amend the Laws for Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England; Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Labouring Poor Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to promote the Employment of the labouring Poor by free hiring at fair and adequate Wages;

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

Labourers Wages Bill, committed.

A 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, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to Mr. Littleton, Mr. Herries, Sir James Graham, Marquis of Chandos, Sir Christopher Cole, Mr. Stanley, Sir John Wrottesley, Mr. Bright, Lord Granville Somerset, Mr. Sturges Bourne, Mr. Sadler, Lord Viscount Sandon, Mr. Slaney, Mr. Birch, Sir Thomas Fremantle, Mr. Courtenay, Sir Matthew Ridley, Mr. Benett, Mr. William Smith, Mr. Cripps, Sir William Guise, Mr. Alderman Waithman, Mr. Lockhart: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

Report Supply, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty;

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

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 this day.

Criminal Returns 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 an Act of the fifty-fifth year of his late Majesty, for precuring Returns of Persons committed, tried and convicted for Criminal Offences and Misdemeanors;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday the 11th day of this instant May, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Consideration of King's Message, deferred.

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

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

Committee on Marriages Validity Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved 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; 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 had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment:-And the Bill was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

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, To-morrow, 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 Tuesday the 25th day of this instant May.

Richmond Lunatic Asylum Bill, committed.

A Bill for appropriating the Richmond Lunatic Asylum inDublin to the purposes of a District Lunatic Asylum, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committee to a Committee of the whole House for this day.

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, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Malt Duties Bill, passed.

The ingrossed 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, was, according to Order, read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Alexander Grant do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

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, this day, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Committee on Leases of Lands (Ireland) Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved 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 Manufacturer of Ireland; 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.

Population of Great Britain Bill, committed.

A Bill for taking an account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to Mr. Davies Gilbert, Sir Henry Parnell, Mr. Secretary Peel, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Francis Leveson Gower, Mr. Agar Ellis, Mr. Courtenay, Sir Richard Vyuyan, Mr. Sturges Bourne, Mr.Sadler, Mr. Pendarves, Mr. Huskisson, Mr. Warburton, Lord Ashley, Mr. Spring Rice, Mr. Frankland Lewis, Mr. Hume, Sir George Clerk, Mr. Home Drummond, Sir John Newport, Mr. Kennedy:

And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

Motion respecting Offices continuance.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for the continuation of all and every Person or Persons in any and every Office, Place or Employment, Civil or Military, within the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and Ireland, Dominion of Wales, Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Isles of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark, and also in all and every of His Majesty's Foreign Possessions, Colonies or Plantations, which he or she shall hold, possess or exercise, during the pleasure of the Crown, at the time of the Death or Demise of His present Majesty, or any future King or Queen, until removed or discharged by the succeeding King or Queen of this Realm;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Hume, 11.
Mr. Warburton:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Attorney General, 9.
Mr. Frankland Lewis:

And it appearing upon the Report of the division by the Tellers, that Forty Members were not present; and it being then after four of the clock, the House was adjourned by Mr. Speaker, without a Question first put, till this day.