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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 6 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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Jovis, 6 die Maii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Returns from Court of Chancery, presented.

No. 361.

THE House being informed that Mr. Smith, from the Office of the Masters of the High Court of Chancery, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House,-Returns to several Orders of the House, dated the 19th day of March last, for Accounts of Fees received in the Offices therein mentioned; of Money received for Copies and for Warrants or Summonses; of Days of Attendance; and, of all other sums received by each Master and by each Master's Clerk:-And then he withdrew.

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

Report or Metropolis Turnpike Roads, presented.

No. 362.

The House being informed that Mr. Robertson, from the Metropolis Roads Office, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-The Fourth Report of the Commissioners of the Metropolis Turnpike Roads North of the Thames:-And then he withdrew.

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

Returns, &c. presented:

Boots and Shoes. No. 363.

The House being informed that Mr. Crafer, from the Treasury, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders, -Return to an Order of the House, dated the 22d day of February last, for an Account of the amount of Duty paid upon Boots, Shoes, Slippers or Calashes; distinguishing those made of leather, silk, or satin or stuff, imported from France, or other Countries not British Possessions, during the years 1827, 1828 and 1829; the several Ports at which the entry was made, and the several Places in Great Britain to which such Articles were consigned.

Assessed Taxes (Surcharges.)

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 23d day of February last, for an Account of the number of Surcharges, and amount of Duty obtained by the Exchequer, from all Increase or Surcharge of Assessed Taxes by the Surveyors and Inspectors, in each District, respectively, during the last two years; distinguishing the amount upon each branch, and upon which an allowance has been granted, and the amount granted in each year to the Officers who made the Surcharge, and also the amount upon which no allowance has been granted to the Officers, with the cause thereof, if the same can be stated.

Butter and Cheese.

No. 364.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 23d day of March last, for an Account of the total quantity. (in hundred weights) of Butter imported into Great Britain from Foreign Countries and Ireland, in each year from 5th January 1801 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the quantity from Ireland, from the Isles of Jersey, Guernsey and Man, from Holland and the Netherlands, and from all other Foreign Countries, and stating the rate and amount of Duty in each year paid thereon.

An Account of the quantity of Foreign Butter and Foreign Cheese imported into the United Kingdom in the years ended 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830, the Countries imported from, the total amount of Duties paid, and the rate of Duty in each year.

Wool.

No. 365.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 30th day of March last, for an Account of the quantity of British Wool that may have been exported from the Port of London, and the Out Ports, to any Foreign Country, during the year ended the 5th January 1830.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 30th day of March last, for an Account of the quantity of Foreign Wool that may have been imported into the Port of London, or the Out Ports, during the year ended the 5th January 1830; distinguishing the Countries from whence such Importations have been made.

John Dennson.

Copy of a Memorial of John Dennson, Master of the Patriot of Aberdeen, to the Commissioners of Customs, for remission of Duty on Brandy used on board his Vessel, on a voyage to and from Jamaica; also, a Copy of the Affidavit annexed thereto.

Copies of the Application of John Dennson, Master of the Patriot of Aberdeen, to be relieved from the Duty on Brandy, consumed by the crew of that Vessel, and Papers relating thereto.

Spirits. No. 366.

An Account of the quantity of Corn Spirits, of the Distillation of the United Kingdom, in Imperial Measure, at Proof, that paid Duty for consumption in England in each of the four years ending 5th January 1826, and showing the average for those four years.

An Account of the quantity of Corn Spirits of the Distillation of the United Kingdom, in Imperial Measure, at Proof, that paid Duty for consumption in England in each of the four years ending 5th January 1830; showing the average for those four years, and the increase or decrease between the years ending the 5th January 1829 and the 5th January 1830.

An Account of the quantity of Rum, in Imperial Measure, at Proof, that paid Duty for home consumption in England in the four years ending 5th January 1826, and showing the average for those four years;-and also, a similar Account for the four years ending 5th January 1830, and showing the increase or decrease between the years ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830.

Stamps.

No. 367.

An Account of the Sums received in the year 1829, under each rate of Duty, and upon each article contained in the various Schedules of the Acts now in force for levying a Revenue on Stamps, as far as the same can be made out.

An Account of the Sums received in the year 1829, under each rate of Duty, and upon each article contained in the various Schedules of the Acts now in force for levying a Revenue on Stamps in Ireland, as far as the same can be made out.

Sea Policies and Fire Insurances.

No. 368.

An Account of the Stamp Duty received upon Sea Policies, and upon Fire Insurances, on an average of three years ending 5th January 1783, 1793, 1815 and 1830; distinguishing the amount of such Duties.

Grain.

No. 369.

An Account of the quantity of Grain, Malt, and Flour exported from Ireland to England and Scotland, from the 10th October 1827 to the 10th October 1828, and from the 10th October 1828 to the 10th October 1829; distinguishing each year; and also, the different kinds of Grain, the respective Ports shipped from and to, and the quantity from and to each Port.

Distillers.

No. 370.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 8th day of April last, for Copies of Memorials addressed to the Treasury by Corn Distillers in England, Scotland and Ireland, bearing the following dates: 6th February, 17th March, 22d April, 30th March, 16th April, 22d April, 25th April, 26th April, 6th May, 9th-May, 13th May, 30th May, 6th June, 2d July, and 29th November 1828; 30th January, 21st March, 25th March, 30th March, 4th May, and 18th May 1829; and together with any Reports of the Commissioners of Excise thereupon.

Shubenaccadie Canal.

No. 371.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 4th day of this instant May, for Copies of Communications between the Lords of the Treasury, the Lords of the Admiralty, and the Secretary of State for the Colonies on the subject of the Shubenaccadie Canal, in Nova Scotia.

Hemp, Flax, and Linens.

No. 372.

Return to several Orders of the House, dated the 29th day of March last, for Accounts and Returns relating to Hemp, Flax and Linens, imported and exported, with the real and official values thereof, Bounties and Duties paid thereon, in the year ending 5th January 1830.

An Account of the number of yards of Linen Cloth on which Duties of Excise have been paid, in the year ended 5th January 1830, for painting and printing Linen Cloth respectively, with the rates of Duty paid per square yard; and a similar Account for Cotton and Silk Cloth; distinguishing each description of Cloth, and the rate of Duty thereon.

Machinery.

No. 373.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 8th day of April last, for an Account of all Machinery exported during the last six years; specifying the exact quantity exported in each particular year.

Tobacco.

No. 374.

Return to an Order of the House, dated the 8th day of April last, for an Account of the quantity of Tobacco, manufactured and unmanufactured, imported into Great Britain and Ireland from the British Possessions in Asia, Africa and America in the year 1828; distinguishing the quantity received from each, and in what proportion, Foreign or Colonial.

Rum.

No. 375.

An Account of the quantity of Rum annually admitted for home consumption into the United Kingdom, from 5th January 1800 to the present time; distinguishing England, Ireland and Scotland, and stated in Imperial Gallons, with the rate of Duty payable respectively thereon.

South American States.

No. 318.

Mr. Crafer also presented to the House, pursuant to their Addresses to His Majesty,-An Account of the items of Expenditure for charges of conveyance of His Majesty's Diplomatic and Consular Servants in the New States of America since 1st January 1825.

Commissions of Inquiry.

An Account of Expenses incurred and of Reports presented by the several Commissioners of Inquiry during the year 1829; and, a Return of the Names of each of the Commissioners of Inquiry employed in 1829; the Salary and Allowance each received; and, a Statement of the probable time each Commission will continue:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Accounts and Papers do lie upon the Table; and, except the Return relative to Surcharges of Assessed Taxes, Copies of the Memorial and Application of John Dennson, and the Account respecting Commissioners of Inquiry, be printed.

Rye Election-Report respecting the absence of General King.

Lord Viscount Palmerston, from the Select Committee appointed to try and determine the merits of the Petition of De Lacy Evans, Esquire, a Lieutenant Colonel in His Majesty's Army; and also, the Petition of John Meryon, Thomas Barry, William Ellenden, and James Blake, claiming to have and having a right to vote for the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Town and Port of Rye, in the County of Sussex, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the said Town and Port, acquainted the House, that the Committee met this morning, pursuant to their adjournment of yesterday, when the Chairman informed the Committee, that he had received a letter from the Honourable Major General Henry King, a Member of the Committee, informing him that he was prevented by indisposition from attending the Committee this day, and that the Committee then adjourned until eleven of the clock to-morrow morning.

And the House being informed that Charles Nevinson, M.D. attended at the door, who could give the House information respecting the state of Major General Henry King's health, he was called in; and at the bar examined upon oath in relation thereto:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That Major General Henry King be excused for his not attending this day.

Polloc and Govan Railway Bill, reported.

Mr. Maxwell reported from the Committee on the Bill for making and maintaining a Railway from the Lands of Polloc and Govan to the River Clyde, at the Harbour of Broomielaw, in the County of Lanark, with a Branch to communicate therefrom; and to whom the Petitions of Archibald Paterson, in Tradeston, of Glasgow; and also, of Duncan M'Geachy, merchant in Glasgow, were referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Railway Bills, had been complied with; and that no person appeared on behalf of the said Petitions; 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.

Kingston Bridge Bill, reported.

Mr. Charles Pallmer reported from the Committee on the Bill for amending and extending the Provisions of an Act passed in the sixth year of the reign of His present Majesty, for the rebuilding of Kingston Bridge, and for improving and making suitable Approaches thereto; 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.

Instruction to Committee on Walsall Road Bill.

The House was moved, That the Petition of the Right honourable George Augustus Frederick Henry Earl of Bradford, which was presented to the House upon Thursday last, might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Report which upon Tuesday last was made from the Select Committee on Standing Orders relative to Private Bills, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee on the Bill for improving and maintaining the Road leading from Walsall to Muckley Corner, near Lichfield, and other Roads in the County of Stafford, that they have power to make provision therein, pursuant to the prayer of the said Petition.

Petition referred to a Committee.

The House was moved, That the Petition of Owners of grounds through or adjoining which the present Road from Glasgow to Kilmarnock passes, and of Trustees on the Turnpike Roads in the county of Renfrew, which was presented to the House upon the 12th day of March last, taking notice of the Bill for amending and continuing an Act for repairing Roads in the County of Renfrew, and for altering the Line of Road between Glasgow and Kilmarnock, in the said County; and complaining, that the Standing Orders have not been complied with, might be read; and the same being read;

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

Petition against Queensferry Passage Improvement Bill.

A Petition of Alexander M'Konochie, Captain in the Royal Navy, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the further Improvement and Support of the Passage across the Firth of Forth, called the Queen's Ferry; 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.

Great Strickland Inclosure Bill, reported.

Mr. Henry Lowther reported from the Committee on the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Townships of Great Strickland and Thrimby, in the Parish of Morland, in the County of Westmorland; 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.

Petition against Hull and Hedon Road Bill.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of lands, tenements and hereditaments situate in the parishes of Sutton and Drypool, and the township of Southcoates, in the county of York, 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 not pass into a law.

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

Stamford Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Chaplin reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road leading from the Town of Stamford to the Division Stone in South Witham, in the County of Lincoln; 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.

Foston Bridge Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for repairing the Road from Foston Bridge, through the Town of Grantham, to the Division Stone on Witham Common, all in the county of Lincoln, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for repairing the Road from Foston Bridge to the Division Stone on Witham Common, in the County of Lincoln.

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

Ashburton Road Bill. reported.

Mr. Bastard reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads near the Borough of Ashburton, and from or near the North Side of the Town of Totness towards Ashburton aforesaid, and other Roads communicating therewith, or leading therefrom, in the County of Devon; 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.

Cowfold and Henfield Roads Bill, reported.

Mr. Walter Burrell reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing the Roads from Hand Cross, through Cowfold, to Corner House, and from thence to the Turnpike Road from Horsham to Steyning, and from Corner House aforesaid to the Maypole, in the Town of Henfield, and certain Branches therefrom, all in the County of Sussex; and to whom the Petition of Owners and Occupiers of estates, and other Inhabitants of the town of Horsham, and the parishes of Horsham and Nuthurst, in the county of Sussex, was referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had heard counsel in support of the said Petition, 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 Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

New Cross Roads Bill, committed.

A Bill to enable the Trustees of the New Cross Turnpike Roads, situate in the Counties of Kent and Surrey, to improve the Turnpike Road through the Town of Bromley, in the County of Kent, was read a second time; and committed to Sir Edward Knatchbull, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Stonehouse Mill Bridge Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for erecting and maintaining a Bridge over Stonehouse Mill Pool, at or near Stonehouse Mills, in the County of Devon, 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.

Birmingham and Edgehill Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Lawley, by Order, reported from the Committee on the Bill for repairing the Road from Birmingham, through Warwick and Warmington, in the County of Warwick, to the utmost limits of the said County on Edgehill, and from Oakley Wood to Leamington Priors; in the same 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.

Petition in favour of Port Glasgow Harbour Bill.

A Petition of Merchants and Ship-owners of the burgh of Ayr, 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 the same may pass into a law.

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

Ellesmere and Chester Canal Bill, reported.

Sir Rowland Hill reported from the Committee on the Bill to enable the United Company of Proprietors of the Ellesmere and Chester Canal to make an additional Branch and Reservoir, and to amend and enlarge the Powers of the Act relating to the said Canal; and to whom the Petition of John Oldershaw, of Stoke, in the parish of Acton, in the county of Chester, Clerk, on behalf of himself and Ann his wife, being Owners of land in and adjoining to which the Reservoir thereinafter mentioned is proposed to be cut, was referred; That the Standing Orders relative to Navigation Bills, had been complied with; and that no person appeared on behalf of the said Petition; 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.

Time for Report of Rickmersworth Road Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing the Road from the Town of Rickmersworth, in the County of Hertford, through the Village of Pinner, to or near the Swan Public-house at Sudbury Common, in the Turnpike Road leading from Harrow to London, have leave to make their Report on or before Monday the 17th day of this instant May.

Crommelin Harbour (Ireland) Bill, reported.

Mr. Guest reported from the Committee on the Bill for establishing and maintaining the Harbour of Port Crommelin, in the Bay of Cushenden, in the County of Antrim; 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.

Heigham Bridge Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for building a Bridge over the River Wensum, in the Hamlet of Heigham, and the Parish of Saint Clement, in the County of the City of Norwich, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Tweed Fisheries Bill, reported.

Mr. Henry Scott reported from the Committee on the Bill for the more effectual preservation and increase of the breed of Salmon, and for better regulating the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the Rivers and Streams running into the same, and also within the Mouth or Entrance of the said River; and to whom the Petitions of George Pringle, of Scremerston, in the county of Durham; and, of Heritors and Proprietors of estates and fishings on the coast of Berwickshire, and of the Trustees and Administrators in Law of Proprietors of estates and fishings there, 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 Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Petition respecting Standing Orders (Highgate) School Bill.

A Petition of the Churchwardens and Trustees for building a new Church and a Parochial Chapel for the parish of Saint Pancras, in the county of Middlesex, was presented, and read; setting forth, That a Bill is now pending in the House 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 that the said Bill contains clauses for taking down the present Chapel belonging to the Charity, and erecting a new and more commodious one on some other site by His Majesty's Commissioners for building Churches, and that the said Charity Estates should not be liable to the future repairs and support thereof, except so far as the said estates and lands may, in common with other property in the proposed Chapelry, become chargeable to the rates for the repairs of the said Chapel; and that the Petitioners, under the authority of certain local Acts of Parliament, have, within the last ten years, expended large sums of money in the building of a parish church and a parochial chapel, in repairing two other parochial chapels, and in purchasing sites and fitting up two more chapels, which were built by His Majesty's Commissioners for building Churches; that a great part of the money which was borrowed for these purposes, and chargeable upon the rates authorized by the said Acts to be made in respect thereof, is still unpaid; and that the Petitioners beg leave to state to the House, that no Notices relating to the said application have been given, and that the Standing Orders of the House, so salutary for the protection of the property and interests of individuals, have not been complied with; and that the said Bill, if passed into a law, will, as the Petitioners humbly submit, be highly injurious to their rights and interests, and calculated materially to affect the Acts of Parliament under which they exercise their trust; and praying, That the said Bill may not be permitted to proceed, and, for the protection of the Petitioners, that the Standing Orders may be enforced, that the Petitioners may be heard by themselves, their counsel, solicitors or agents, against the said Bill, and that they may have such other relief in the premises as to the House shall seem meet.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee:-And it is referred to Mr. Byng, &c.: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Mansfield and Chesterfield Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the Mansfield and Chesterfield Turnpike Road to Buntingfield 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, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Temple Normanton to Bunting field Nook, in the County of Derby, and the Road from Tupton NetherGreen to Stubbing Edge Lane and Knot Cross, in the said County.

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

Ashbourne and Sudbury Roads Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Manchester Improvement Bill, reported.

Lord Stanley reported from the Committee on the recommitted Bill to amend several Acts for supplying the Town of Manchester with Gas, and for regulating and improving the same Town; That they had made other Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Glasgow Royalty Extension Bill, reported.

Mr. Home Drummond reported from the Committee on the Bill for extending the Royalty of the City of Glasgow over the Lands of Blythswood and adjacent Lands, and for amending the Acts relating to the Police of the said City; and to whom three Petitions of Feuars and Inhabitants of those parts of the lands of Blythswood, lying within the barony parish of Glasgow; of the Provost, Baillies, Dean of Guild, Treasurer and Councillors of the royal burgh of Dumbarton; of the Convener, Trades Baillies, Collector, Deacons and Visitor of the fourteen Incorporated Trades, and other ordinary and extraordinary Members of the Trades-house; of the Incorporation of Hammermen; of the Incorporation of Tailors; of the Incorporation of Cordiners; of the Incorporation of Masons; of the Incorporation of Dyers and Bonnet-makers; of the Incorporation of Bakers; of the Incorporation of Maltmen; of the Incorporation of Coopers; of the Incorporation of Skinners; of the Incorporation of Fleshers; of the Incorporation of Barbers; of the Incorporation of Wrights; of the Incorporation of Weavers in the city of Glasgow; of the Merchants House of Glasgow; of General Commissioners of Police of the city of Glasgow; of two Petitions of Heritors of the barony parish of Glasgow; of John Drysdale, Sheriff Clerk of the shire of Lanark; and, of the Provost, Baillies and Councillors of the royal borough of Rutherglen, were referred; That they had heard counsel in support of the first, third, fifth, eighteenth and twentieth mentioned Petitions, and that they had heard agents in support of the second, seventeenth, nineteenth, and twenty-first mentioned Petitions, and that no person appeared on behalf of the fourth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth and twenty-second 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 Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Time for Report of Bute (Cardiff) Canal Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for empowering the Most honourable John Crichton Stuart, Marquis of Bute and Earl of Dumfries, to make and maintain a Ship Canal, to commence at a certain Place called the Eastern Hollows, near the Mouth of the River Taff, in the County of Glamorgan, and to terminate near the Town of Cardiff, in the said County, with other Works to communicate therewith, have leave to make their Report on or before Monday the 17th day of this instant May.

Stafford Improvement Bill, reported.

Mr. Benson reported from the Committee on the Bill for paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, regulating and improving the Streets, Lanes and other Public Passages and Places within the Borough of Stafford, in the County of Stafford; and to whom the Petition of Inhabitants of Stafford was referred; That they had considered the said Petition; and had 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 Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Petition against Dover Improvement Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the town and port of Dover, in the county of Kent, was 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 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.

Time for Report of Perth Navigation Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Bill for enlarging, improving and maintaining the Port and Harbour of Perth; for improving the Navigation of the River Tay to the said City; and for other purposes therewith connected, have leave to make their Report on or before Monday the 17th day of this instant May.

Petition against use of Machinery.

A Petition of the Manufacturers of woollen cloths, Operatives and others connected with their interests residing at Churwell, in the parish of Batley, in the county of York, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners view with sincere sorrow and regret the progressive increase of Machinery, whereby manual labour is superseded to an alarming extent; that the baneful effects emanating from the manufacture of woollen cloth by the mule, horse and power-looms, are most poignantly felt by the lower and middle classes of society in that district, such as the landlord, shopkeeper, butcher, &c. but by none more keenly than by the patient suffering and unfortunate operative and his wretched family; and praying the House, That it will take their case into its immediate consideration, and, by curtailing the extensive use of the mule, horse and power-loom, afford that relief to the working classes which their necessities require.

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

Petitions for holding Assizes at Wakefield.

A Petition of the Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants and others, Inhabitants of the township of Kirkheaton;-of the township of Thrustonland;-of Freeholders, Tradesmen and others, Inhabitants of the parish of Sandall Magna;-of the Clergy, Gentry, Freeholders and others, Inhabitants of Wakefield;-of Wooldale;-of Austonley;-of Huddersfield;-of Holme;-of Hepworth;- of the Freeholders, Manufacturers and others, Inhabitants of the township of Cartworth;-of the Gentry, Freeholders, Merchants, Manufacturers and others, Inhabitants of the township of Upperthong;-and, of Fulstone, in the west riding of the county of York,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have observed with pleasure the recommendation contained in the recent Report of the Law Commissioners, for holding the Assizes and General Gaol Delivery at Wakefield; that it would be of great advantage to the Petitioners and to the other inhabitants of the said west riding, and would greatly promote the ends of justice, if the Assizes and General Gaol Delivery for the business of the said riding were in future to be held at Wakefield, an ancient and considerable market town, nearly in the centre of the said west riding, where the Register Office and the Clerk of the Peace's Office for the said riding are situate; where also a spacious Court House and an extensive Prison have been provided, and where the public meetings of Magistrates of the said riding, and other public meetings for transacting business, are usually held; and praying, That the Assizes and General Gaol Delivery for the business of the said west riding may in future be held at Wakefield.

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

Petitions against Liability of Landlords Bill.

A Petition of Freeholders and Beneficial Leaseholders, of Camberwell and Peckham, in the county of Surrey;- and, of House-owners of the city of Chester,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value; 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.

Petitions in favour of Liability of Landlords Bill.

A Petition of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the township of Halifax;-of the Governor and Guardians of the Poor of the nine parishes within the city and county of the city of Chester, duly assembled at a Special Board;-of the Churchwardens, Overseers and Select Vestry of the township of Doncaster;-of East Teignmouth;-of the Churchwardens, Visitor and Guardians of the Poor of West Teignmouth;-and, of Churchwardens and Overseers of Bishops Teignmouth, in the county of Devon,-were also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petitions against Administration of Justice Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor, Council, Burgesses and other Inhabitants of the town and county of Haverfordwest;-and, of the Jurors of the Grand Inquest of the county of the town of Haverfordwest, and others,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales; and praying, That the House will refuse its sanction to any Bill for depriving the Petitioners of the privilege which they have heretofore invariably enjoyed, of having the Assizes for the county of Pembroke and the town and county of Haverfordwest held within the said town and county; and should the House entertain any doubts as to the injustice and inexpediency of the proposed measure, then they further pray, that, before they are deprived of what they conceive to be their most valuable rights, they may be heard by counsel, in defence of those rights, at the bar of the House.

A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Bankers, Merchants, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of the city of Chester;-of Justice of the Peace for the county of Chester;-of Bankers, Solicitors, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of Nantwich;-and, of Grand Jurors of the county palatine of Chester, assembled at the Assizes for the said county on Monday the 12th day of April 1830,-were also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law in its present form, but that all the various provisions therein affecting the peculiar Judicature of the city and county of Chester may be left out, and that if the attendance of the Judges of the realm in the courts of the county, should render any modification of the constitution of such courts necessary, humbly pray, that due provision may be made for securing to the Petitioners and others all the advantages they at present enjoy under their local system of Judicature, and that minute and ample inquiry may be made before any alteration whatever is adopted.

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

Petitions for relief from Penalties in Sale of Beer.

A Petition of the Retail Brewers of Manchester and Salford;-and, of Bury and Rochdale,-were presented, and read; complaining of the penalties under the Acts of Parliament by which they exercise their calling; and praying, That the House will be pleased to grant to them a further extension of time in regard to what is allowed to them in the evening-say eleven o'clock every evening (except Sunday); their only reason for troubling the House for a further extension is, that the working classes, who do not principally receive their wages until late on a Saturday evening, and who, of course, are not able to get from the market, after purchasing their provisions, before the Petitioners are compelled by law to close, and, since they are not able to pay the enormous price charged by the publicans, they are thereby, to a considerable degree, diminishing the revenue; and also praying, that the House will be pleased to give these matters their early consideration, and devise such means, by reducing the penalties or otherwise, for the bettering the condition of the Petitioners, and the trade generally, as to the House shall seem meet.

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

Petitions in favour of Sale of Beer Bill.

A Petition of Clergy, Magistrates and respectable Inhabitants of Dudley;-of the Clergy, Bankers and Inhabitants of Warwick;-of the Mayor, Justices of the Peace, Clergy and Principal Inhabitants of Macclesfield;-of the Mayor, Magistrates and Inhabitants of the city of Chester; -of the Vicar, Warden and other Inhabitants of Godalming;-of Gentry, Clergy and other Inhabitants of Beverley;-and, of Maldon,-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 pass into a law, but that Beer be not consumed in the house or premises where sold by retail.

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

Petitions against.

A Petition of Licensed Victuallers of Margate, and parish of Saint John's, Thanet;-of Wakefield;-of Proprietors and Occupiers of inns and public-houses in Woodbridge;-of the Brewers, Publicans, Licensed Victuallers and Tradesmen of Beccles;-of the Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses in Lowestoft;-of Licensed Victuallers of Dudley;-of Proprietors of inns and licensed victualling houses in the town and neighbourhood of Birmingham;-of Licensed Victuallers residing in the town and neighbourhood of Birmingham;-of Licensed Victuallers residing in Warwick;-and, of Owners and Occupiers of inns and public-houses in East Retford,- were also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

A Petition of Proprietors and Occupiers of inns and public-houses in Ipswich;-of Brewers, Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses in the city of York;-of Licensed Victuallers and Publicans residing in Newton, and in the township of Winwick-with-Croft, in the county of Lancaster;-of Licensed Victuallers of Warrington;-of Proprietors and Occupiers of public-houses in Maldon; -and, of Licensed Victuallers and Retailers of Ale and Beer in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead,-were also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Petitions for mitigating Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Shaftesbury;-of Henleyupon-Thames;-of Gentry, Clergy, Bankers and principal Inhabitant Householders of Godalming;-of Inhabitants of Doncaster;-of Churchmen, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christian Denominations in Hayworth, near Bradford, Yorkshire;-and, of Inhabitants of Guisbrough, -were presented, and read; praying, That the offence of Forgery may not be visited with the penalty of death.

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

Petition for repeal of Usury Laws.

A Petition of the President, Vice-Presidents and Directors of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures, was presented, and read; praying, That the Usury Laws may either be wholly repealed, or so modified as to deprive them of their injurious tendency.

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

Petitions against Assimilation of Newspaper Stamps (Ireland.)

A Petition of Letter-press Printers, Masters and Journeymen of the city of Londonderry;-and, of Letter-press Printers of the city of Waterford,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners view, with feelings of deep apprehension and dismay, the proposed assimilation of Irish Stamp Duties to the English standard, being convinced that such measure, if carried into effect, would be fraught with calamity to the Petitioners, and to the country at large; that the Petitioners presume the said assimilation is proposed for the purpose of benefiting the revenue; but the Petitioners are ready to prove at the bar of the House, that such assimilation would have a directly contrary effect, inasmuch as the greater part of the population of that country is so far impoverished, from the general depression of trade, and the absence of productive labour, as to be totally unable to pay the increased prices which would necessarily be charged on newspapers and advertisements, and hence the consequence would be, that a moiety at least of the newspapers of that country would become extinct, and those which might remain would not be enabled to remunerate such of the Petitioners as might happen to be employed on them; thus an industrious and respectable portion of His Majesty's loyal subjects would be deprived of the means of existence; and praying the House to take the premises into consideration, and to do therein as their sense of justice may dictate.

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

Petition against Stamp Duty on Admission of Surgeons.

A Petition of the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Council of the city of Edinburgh, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, as patrons of the University of Edinburgh, and deeply interested in the prosperity of the medical and surgical school, have observed, with regret, 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 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 a very heavy expense, for which it is long before any adequate return can be obtained, and that the young men educated for the practice of surgery and pharmacy commonly belong to classes of society which possess very limited means; and praying the House 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 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 that and other medical and surgical schools.

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

Petition to be printed.

Ordered, That the Petition of Justices of the Peace for the Queen's County, for the repeal of the Parish Vestries Act, Ireland, which was presented to the House upon Tuesday last, be printed.

Petitions for a Road from Waterloo Bridge to North Side of Metropolis.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the parish of Saint Paul, Covent Garden;-of Inhabitants of the district of Saint John, Lambeth;-and, of Inhabitants, Householders of the united parishes of Saint Giles-in-the-Fields, and Saint George Bloomsbury, and the adjacent neighbourhood,- were presented, and read; setting forth, That great inconvenience has long been sustained for want of a street between the Strand and Holborn, in a line with Waterloo Bridge, Chancery-Lane being the most westerly line of direct communication between those two points, and all the others being not only circuitous, but dangerous both to carriages and foot-passengers, from their present narrow and crowded state; that the public in general would therefore be greatly benefited, and the metropolis greatly improved, by the formation of a wide street from Waterloo Bridge to High Holborn, whereby a direct communication would be obtained between the south and north part of the metropolis, with convenient access to Russell, Brunswick, Tavistock, Bedford and Bloomsbury Squares, Tottenham-Court-Road, the great North Road, and the New Road, the British Museum, and a variety of other places; that more safe and easy access could be likewise obtained to the two great national Theatres, the entrances to which are now rendered highly dangerous by the narrowness of the streets which lead to them; that the late calamitous fire at the English Opera House has removed one great impediment to this desirable object, and presenting an opportunity of accomplishing at least the commencement of this grand improvement, at a cost comparatively trifling with that which it would have required before this calamity; that the rebuilding the English Opera House on the late site will again present an impediment to this improvement, which may entirely preclude its accomplishment in future, and that the Petitioners have been informed, and have reason to believe, that this improvement would not only be a great benefit to the metropolis, and increase the value of property in its immediate vicinity, but the groundrents to be acquired therefrom would ultimately make an adequate return for the capital advanced; the Petitioners therefore humbly pray, That the House will take these circumstances into their gracious consideration, and not permit so favourable an opportunity as the present situation of the property presents for the accomplishment of an object so desirable to the metropolis, to pass, without adopting such measures respecting the formation of this new street as the House shall think fit and proper.

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

Petition respecting Extra Parochial Districts.

A Petition of the Governor and Guardians of the Poor of the nine parishes within the city and county of the city of Chester, duly assembled at a Special Board, was presented, and read; taking notice of 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 setting forth, That within the said city of Chester, there is a district or extra parochial place, called the Abbey Court, within the precincts of the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary in Chester; and praying, That the House will introduce into the said Bill a clause to compel the occupiers of the property situate in such extra parochial district to appoint overseers thereof, and to maintain their own poor.

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

Petitions against additional Duty on Corn Spirits.

A Petition of the Noblemen, Freeholders, Justices of the Peace, and Commissioners of Supply of the county of Haddington;-of the Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the royal burgh of Haddington;-of the Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the royal borough of Cupar; -of Farmers frequenting Sudbury market;-and, of the Freeholders, Justices of the Peace, Commissioners of Supply and Heritors of the county of Kinross,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have seen with surprise that a Resolution has been submitted to the House, proposing to advance the Duty on homemade Spirits, without, at the same time, laying a corresponding Tax upon Rum, which, they humbly conceive, must have the effect of producing an increased demand for the latter in the English market, and, of course, of diminishing the consumption of the former, which measure they cannot but view with the deepest alarm, as it must ultimately prove at once ruinous to the Distillers, and most injurious to the interests of British agriculture; and praying the House to take the situation of the Petitioners, and that of others interested, into their serious consideration, and adopt measures for the protection and safety of the Petitioners and the agricultural interests of the country.

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

Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of land in Chipping Norton;-of Inhabitants of Battel;-of Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the rape of Hastings;-of the Vestry and Inhabitants of Peasmarsh, Sussex;-and, of Inhabitants of the ancient town of Rye,- were presented, and read; praying, That the House will forthwith repeal the Duties on Malt and Beer.

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

The Lords have agreed to

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Farrer and Sir Giffin Wilson:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the several Bills following, without any Amendment; viz.

Leather Duties Repeal Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to repeal the Duties of Excise and Drawbacks on Leather, and the Laws relating thereto:

Warrington and Newton Railway Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Warrington and Newton Railway to extend the Line of the said Railway, and for repealing, explaining, altering, amending and enlarging some of the Powers and Provisions of the Act relating thereto:

Wigan Railway Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for making and maintaining a Railway from the Borough of Wigan to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, in the Borough of Newton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and Collateral Branches to communicate therewith:

Shoreham Bridge Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Brighton to Shoreham; for building a Bridge over the River Adur at New Shoreham; and for making a Road to Lancing, and a Branch Road therefrom, all in the County of Sussex:

Ringmer and Hurst Green Roads Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Lewes, through Offham to Witch Cross, from the Cliffe near Lewes, through Uckfield to Witch Cross, and from the said Cliffe through Ringmer, Heathfield and Burwash, to Hurst Green, all in the County of Sussex:

Wendover Road Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Wendover to the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Petitions in favour of Court of Session (Scotland) Bill.

A Petition of Sir John Maxwell, Baronet, Chairman of a meeting of the Noblemen, Freeholders, Commissioners of Supply, Justices of the Peace, Magistrates of towns, Landholders in general, Bankers, Merchants, Manufacturers, Ship-owners, Colonial Proprietors and legal Practitioners of the county of Renfrew;-and, of the Faculty of Procurators of Paisley, incorporated by royal charter,-were 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 setting forth, That the Petitioners view with satisfaction the measures now pending in Parliament respecting the Administration of Justice in Scotland; but they regret that it is not contemplated by the Bill to improve the jurisdiction and practice of those useful establishments, the Sheriff Courts; that in particular the Petitioners regret, that it is not proposed to extend the benefit of trial by jury in certain civil causes to these courts, an extension which alone can render that mode of trial beneficial and acceptable to the country; and praying the House to consider these matters, with the view of conferring the benefit of the measures suggested on His Majesty's subjects in Scotland.

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

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Sir John Maxwell, Baronet, Chairman of a meeting of the Noblemen, Freeholders, Commissioners of Supply, Justices of the Peace, Magistrates of towns, Landholders in general, Bankers, Merchants, Manufacturers, Ship-owners, Colonial Proprietors, and legal Practitioners of the shire of Renfrew;-of the Magistrates, Town Council, Heritors and Burgesses of the royal burgh of Kinghorn, in Head Court assembled;-and, of Inhabitants of Cardiff and its neighbourhood,-were presented, and read; praying the House to alter the laws connected with our trade to countries to the east of the Cape of Good Hope, so as to secure to all His Majesty's subjects in the United Kingdom an entire and free enjoyment of such trade and such right to resort to and reside in all parts of India as may be consistent with the safety of our Eastern Empire.

And the said Petitions were ordered to be referred to the Select Committee on East India Company's Affairs.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Otley;-of Thorne;-of the Master, Wardens, Searchers, Assistants and Commonalty of the corporation of Cutlers in Hallamshire (in which district is situate Sheffield);-and, of Merchants, Manufacturers and others connected with the commercial interests of the parish of Saddleworth,-were also presented, and read; praying the House to withhold from the East India Company all those exclusive privileges and injurious powers after the expiration of their present Charter, and in the mean time to require the Company to conduct their Sales of Tea in a manner more advantageous to the public.

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

Petitions for abolishing Slavery.

A Petition of the Minister and Members of the congregations of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Great Ouseburn and Green Hammerton;-of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination assembling in Howard-street Chapel, Sheffield; -of the Minister and Members of the congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Lee Croft Chapel, and other Friends uniting with them, in the town of Sheffield;-of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Order assembling in Albion Chapel, Leeds; -of Students in Airedale Independent College, in the parish of Calverley;-of Ministers and Members of the congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Idle;-of Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Eccleshill;-and, of Inhabitants of the parish of Burnsall, and its vicinity, in the county of York, -were presented, and read; praying for the abolition of Slavery in all parts of His Majesty's dominions.

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

Petition for superseding the necesity of Climbing Boys.

A Petition of the Master, Wardens, Searchers and Assistants of the Corporation of Cutlers in Hallamshire, the twelve Capital Burgesses and Commonalty of the town and parish of Sheffield, the Sheffield Free Tenants, and the Inhabitants at large of the parish of Sheffield, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, after much experience and many years consideration of the subject, are fully convinced that the practice of employing children to climb up the insides of chimneys for the purpose of cleaning them, is in its nature cruel, oppressive and unjust; and praying the House to take the subject into their most serious consideration, and, as speedily as possible, to adopt such measures as shall abolish the practice, in a way the most prompt and effectual that the nature of the case will admit of.

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

Members added to a Committee.

Ordered, That the Lord Advocate, Mr. Edensor Heathcote, Mr. Monck, Sir Edward Knatchbull and Mr. Benson be added to the Committee on the 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.

Petition for remission of Duty on Beer remaining in Stock.

A Petition of Licensed Victuallers in Newcastle-uponTyne, Gateshead, and the vicinity thereof, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have viewed with feelings of pleasure and satisfaction the measure now before the House for repealing the Duties on Beer; that in order to suit the taste of the consumers, the Petitioners are obliged to keep always on hand a considerable stock of beer, which is seldom brought into consumption until it is twelve months old; and that, notwithstanding the provisions which have been made for permitting, under certain regulations, the brewing of beer duty free prior to the 10th of October, when it is proposed that the Beer Duties shall cease, the Petitioners must of necessity have then on hand a large stock of beer of this description, upon which they have already paid duty, but which they must then sell at a reduced price, and at a consequent loss equal to the amount of such duty; and praying, That the House will, in carrying the foregoing measure into effect, make provision for returning them on the said stock which they may have on hand upon the 10th of October the Duty which they have already paid thereon.

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

Petition respecting Contribution to Greenwich Hospital.

A Petition of the Trustees in the name and on behalf of Merchant Seamen of the port of Newcastle-uponTyne, and its dependencies, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Merchant Seamen of that port, in common with all the other ports in the United Kingdom, are liable and have cheerfully contributed to the general taxation of the country; that they are also, by a private Act, passed in the year 1741, subjected to a contribution of 6d. per month out of their earnings for the support of Greenwich Hospital, and declared by that Act to be equally eligible and entitled to its privileges and advantages as the seamen in the naval service; that it has been declared by a subsequent Act, that the Petitioners never did nor ever can receive benefit or emolument from that establishment as British Merchant Seamen; that they are also subjected to a separate contribution of their own, under the authority of Parliament, called the Merchant Seamen's Fund or Muster Roll, amounting to 6d. per month in addition to the former, for the support of the maimed and disabled seamen, and the widows and children of such as shall be killed, slain or drowned in the Merchant Service, and out of which fund there is at this time from seventeen to eighteen hundred individuals receiving relief; complaining of the hardship of their case; and praying, That the House will be pleased to entertain the prayer of their Petition, and grant them redress by a repeal of such part of the Act as subjects them to the contribution of 6d. per month to Greenwich Hospital, from which they receive no benefit; and that the House will be pleased to alter or amend their own (Merchant Seamen's) Act, so as that the same may be applied to their own fund, from whence they will derive the full advantage of their own industry.

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

Account respecting Greenwich Hospital, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Money deducted out of the Wages of Seamen employed in the Merchant Service of the County, for the years 1828 and 1829; showing the gross amount collected, the net money paid the Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital, and the amount and rate per cent. paid for collecting the same, in each year, and for what purpose employed.

Member added to a Committee.

Ordered, That Mr. George Bankes be added to the Select Committee on Fees of Clerks of the Peace.

Accounts of Stamp Duties, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all Sums of Money received and paid into the Exchequer during five years last past from Great Britain and Ireland severally, arising from the Duty on Probates of Wills; also from the Legacies to Children and Grandchildren; and from the Legacies to Brother and Sister, and the Children of such Brother or Sister; distinguishing each year.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a like Account, for a like period, of the amount of Duty raised and paid in from Newspapers and Advertisements, in Great Britain and Ireland severally.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a like Account, for a like period, of the product of the Stamp Duty on Powers of Attorney; distinguishing such as are for the purpose of receiving Rents and Dividends, so far as the same can be made out, and specifying the number of such Powers of Attorney, if practicable.

Petition complaining of distressed State of Shipping Interest.

A Petition of the Ship-owners of London, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners approach the House, to represent that, in the general distress which affects all classes of the Empire, there exists none more intense and unmitigated than that of the Ship-owners, and to pray that the Legislature will grant them that encouragement, and protection from Foreign competition, the withdrawal of which, by the alteration in the Navigation and Colonial Laws, and entering into the Treaties of Reciprocity, have reduced the capital of the Petitioners to nearly one-half of its former value, and have reduced freights to so low a rate as not to leave any remuneration for the capital of the Petitioners, even in its diminished value; that the Petitioners, when addressing the House, cannot but regret that the great principle, so necessary and so long maintained, of giving a national protection to native industry and capital, in order to the support of the different classes of society, should ever have been surrendered to Foreigners, a protection which had received the sanction of ages, as the best bulwark and security of the State, and its widely-extended Colonies and commerce, and, in its practical effects, had increased the wealth and prosperity of the people; and they cannot but call to mind that, when the alterations alluded to were pending, the Ship-owners submitted to the Legislature and the Government, in the most constitutional mode, their firm and decided conviction that, if those alterations were persisted in, the consequences would not only prove highly injurious and ruinous to the commercial marine, but eventually destroy the means on which the naval ascendancy of the country rested; that, so much cheaper are Foreign shipping navigated, that the alien duties, even when imposed on the cargoes imported in Foreign bottoms, were never equal to the higher expenses incurred in navigating British ships, so that Foreign ships had always an advantage over British, but, when the miscalled Treaties of Reciprocity were brought into operation, the duties so collected no longer found their way into the Exchequer, as the national check upon Foreign competition, but were left in the pockets of foreigners, to act, and is now acting, as a bounty against the British; that the Petitioners had conceived, before these alterations were inflicted upon them, that it was morally impossible that illusion and theory could triumph over practical testimony, when borne out by long experience in the soundness of the laws regulating the Foreign trade of the country, and had persuaded themselves that a sense of justice must continue to them a protection, so long as restrictions were imposed, to build, equip, victual and man their ships in England, thereby forcing them to purchase all materials, and employ the native labour, of this highly-taxed Kingdom, although the Petitioners are perfectly satisfied that the restrictions imposed are for the wisest purposes, and that common prudence ought to forbid the abrogation of those restrictions; that, while the Petitioners admit this in principle, they cannot but feel acutely the injustice of exposing them unprotected to a competition at once ruinous in its present results, and hopeless as to future prospects; the Petitioners therefore, in justice to themselves, claim what all other classes actually enjoy, they claim an equal measure of the protection which is given to all other classes of the community, as it is quite evident no protection is now extended to them, the unmitigated severity of free trade having been placed in operation on the Ship-owners alone, and the consequences to the Petitioners have been a ruinous sacrifice of their property, and they will have much reason to complain if they are to continue the single exception to the general rule of a protective system, their claim being equal to others, but if the time has arrived to break down the system of protection, then let common justice be administered to all classes; the Petitioners are aware that the coasting and the direct colonial trades are still reserved, but from this reserve British shipping derives no support as regards remuneration, as the Foreign tonnage, admitted into the freight market levels all freights to the same standard of depression, and so eager were Ship-owners to escape from the evils of the reciprocity system in the European trades, that the Indian and all other seas have been crowded with British vessels in search of employment, and the same ruinous consequences have followed to the most distant parts of the globe; that the Petitioners are prepared to prove, that all the consequences predicted from such a system have been fully realized; that such sacrifices have been made as no set of men ever before either made or were called upon to submit to, that of competing, unprotected by duties, on Foreigners, who can navigate at so much less expense; and that this competition has ruined great numbers of Ship-owners, and will eventually involve in ruin all those who are so unfortunately situated as to be compelled to carry on so unequal a competition, and without carrying on that competition their ships must be laid up to rot; that the Petitioners are sorry to observe that, whenever they crave a consideration into the very peculiar situation in which they are placed, the amount of the shipping tonnage is held out as a sufficient answer to their claim; but they submit that, whether the amount of tonnage be great or small, it cannot alter their right to have the common protection of the Realm; they know that the repeal of the Combination Laws induced Ship-owners and ship-builders to take apprentices, and that this, with the great excitement held out to those who were credulous enough to believe the miscalled Reciprocity System an improvement, had the effect of keeping up the tonnage against the natural depression caused by Foreign competion, but those impressions have now given way, and the ship-builders have suffered with the Ship-owners, for, notwithstanding the increased population and the consequent demand for Colonial and Foreign produce, the amount of tonnage is decreasing, the stimulus of remuneration is taken away, and few or none will be found embarking on so hazardous a profession without that stimulus; that the decrease on tonnage, while the population and consumption are on the increase, is perhaps the strongest proof that can be adduced of the depression of the shipping interest, particularly when the interest on money is so low, that if any return was to be had, capital would be employed in keeping up tonnage; the Petitioners therefore earnestly pray, That the House will immediately take into their consideration the depressed state of British shipping, and afford it encouragement and protection.

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

Adjournment

Resolved, That this House will, at the rising of the House this day, adjourn till Monday next.

Committees to sit.

Ordered, That all Committees have leave to sit, notwithstanding the adjournment of the House.

Committee on Reports on the Conduct of Sir Jonah Barrington.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, 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, 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 come to several Resolutions, which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday next.

Report Supply.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty, the Resolutions which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same were read, and agreed to by the House; and are as followeth;

Ordnance Services.

1. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Eighty-three thousand and forty-six pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Expense of the Corps of Royal Engineers, the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners, and of the Establishment for the Instruction of Royal Sappers and Miners for Great Britain, the Colonies and Ireland, for the year 1830.

2. Resolved, That a sum, not exceding Eighty-three thousand six hundred and twenty-six pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the remaining part of the Expense of the Royal Regiment of Artillery for Great Britain, the Colonies and Ireland, for the year 1830; the sum of Two hundred thousand pounds having been already granted by a Vote of Credit for the said service.

3. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Thirty-seven thousand one hundred and eleven pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Expense of the Brigade of Royal Horse Artillery, including a Rocket Troop, and also for the Riding House Troop, for Great Britain and Ireland, for the year 1830.

4. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding One thousand two hundred and twenty-three pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Expense of the Director General of the Field Train, and for the Field Train Department, for the year 1830.

5. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Nine thousand one hundred and twenty-seven pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Expense of the Medical Establishment for the Military Department of the Ordnance in Great Britain, the Colonies and Ireland, for the year 1830.

6. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Three thousand four hundred and two pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Expense of the Establishment of the Civil Officers, Professors and Masters of the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, for the year 1830.

7. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Four thousand and thirty-four pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the Expense of Services performed by the Office of Ordnance, and not provided for by Parliament, in the year 1829.

8. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Three hundred thousand two hundred and forty-five pounds; be granted to His Majesty, for the charge of the Office of Ordnance in Great Britain and Ireland, on account of the Allowances to Superannuated, Retired and Half-Pay Officers, to Superannuated and Disabled Men and Pensioners; also, for Pensions to Widows and Children of deceased Officers late belonging to the several Ordnance Military Corps, for the year 1830.

9. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Sixty-two thousand six hundred and fifty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for the charge of Allowances, Compensations, and Emoluments, in the nature of Superannuated or Retired Allowances, to Persons late belonging to the Office of Ordnance, and to the Barrack Department, in Great Britain, the Colonies and Ireland, in respect of their having held any Public Offices or Employments of a Civil nature, and also for the Charge of Widows' Pensions, for the year 1830.

Military Store Branch.

10. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Seventy-eight thousand four hundred and fifty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the charge of the Military Store Branch for Great Britain, Ireland and the Colonies, for the year 1830.

Engineers.

11. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Sixty-six thousand one hundred and twenty-two pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Expense of Command and extra Pay to Engineers, and Pay and Allowances to Clerks of the Works, and other Officers, at Home and Abroad, for the year 1830.

Ordnance Works.

12. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding One hundred and fifteen thousand four hundred and thirty-eight pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of Ordnance Works and Repairs, after deducting the amount of Old Stores and Rents to be received, for the year 1830.

Barracks.

13. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding One hundred and ninety-four thousand three hundred and thirty-five pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of Repairs of Barracks, and Barrack Expenditure, for the year 1830.

Civil and Military Contingencies.

14. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Two hundred and eleven thousand two hundred and thirteen pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the charge of Civil and Military Contingencies of the Office of Ordnance, for the year 1830.

Treasury and Exchequer Fees.

15. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding Two thousand and six hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the charge for Fees to be paid at the Treasury and the Exchequer, on the amount of the Ordnance Estimates, for the year 1830.

Committee on Usury Laws Bill; No. 376.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, 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, be now read; and the same being read;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair;

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

Veneris, 7 die Maii, 1830:

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Poulett Thomson, 41.
Lord Viscount Althorp:
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Charles Wetherell, 23.
Sir Charles Burrell:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Spring Rice reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

Mr. Spring Rice 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 Monday next.

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

Watching, &c. Parishes 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 make provision for the lighting, watching, cleansing and paving of Parishes in England and Wales;

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

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 Monday next.

Report of Poor Law Amendment 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 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 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 upon Monday next.

Report of Liability of Landlords 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 the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value; 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 upon Monday next.

Richmond Lunatic Asylum Bill, reported.

Mr. Doherty reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for appropriating the Richmond Lunatic Asylum in Dublin to the purposes of a District Lunatic Asylum, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed; and read the third time upon Monday next.

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, upon Monday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Leases of Lands (Ireland) Bill, passed.

The ingrossed Bill to confirm certain Leases of Lands for the purposes of carrying on the Linen Manufacture of 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.

Committee on Compensation to Law Officers (Scotland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of granting Compensation to any Judges and Officers of the Courts of Law in Scotland, whose Salaries or lawful Fees and Emoluments may be terminated or reduced by the effect of any Act of this Session, for making alterations in the Judicial Establishments of Scotland;

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

Poor Removal (Irish and Scottish) Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Act 17 Geo. 2, c. 5, to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and other idle and disorderly Persons, and to Houses of Correction, might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Act 59 Geo. 3, c. 12, to amend the Laws for the Relief of the Poor, might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Act 5 Geo. 4, c. 83, for the Punishment of idle and disorderly Persons, and Rogues and Vagabonds, in that part of Great Britain called England, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to alter and amend several Acts relating to the Removal of Vagrant and Poor Persons born in Scotland and Ireland, and chargeable to Parishes in England: And that Lord Stanley, Mr. Greene, and Sir James Graham, do prepare, and bring it in.

Address for number of Persons committed for Forgery.

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 Persons who have been committed for Forgery, or for uttering forged Instruments, during each of the last ten years; specifying the nature of the Forgery for which such Persons have been committed, as also the number of such Persons who have been prosecuted, acquitted or convicted.

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.

Registrar at Madras Bill, deferred.

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

Ordered, That the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies be heard by their counsel upon the second reading of the said Bill.

Report of Galway Franchise Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to repeal so much of an Act passed in Ireland, in the fourth year of the reign of King George the First, for the better regulating the Town of Galway, and for strengthening the Protestant Interest therein, as limits the Franchise created by the said Act to Protestants only, be received upon Monday next.

Ordered, That James Hardiman Burke, Esquire, the Mayor of Galway, be heard by his counsel on the Report of the said Bill.

Supply, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty.

Committee on Rights of Executors Bill.

Resolved, That this House will immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for making better Provision for the disposal of the undisposed-of Residues of the Effects of Testators:- The House accordingly resolved itself into the Committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Poulett Thomson reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday next.

Insolvent Debtors Bill, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday next, 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.

Ways and Means, deferred.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty.

Petition against Queensferry Passage Improvement Bill.

A Petition of Alexander M'Konochie, Captain in the Royal Navy, proprietor within the limits of the ferry called Queen's Ferry, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the further improvement and support of the Passage across the Firth of Forth, called the Queen's Ferry; 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.

Four Per Cent. Annuities Act, to be considered.

The House was moved, That the Act of this present Session of Parliament, 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, might be read; and the same being read;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider of the said Act.

Poor Removal (Irish and Scottish) Bill, presented. No. 377.

Lord Stanley presented a Bill to alter and amend several Acts relating to the Removal of Vagrant and Poor Persons born in Scotland and Ireland, and chargeable to Parishes in England: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday the 17th day of this instant May.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

And then the House, having continued to sit till near two of the clock on Friday morning, adjourned till Monday next.