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House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 11 June 1830

Pages 538-546

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

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Veneris, 11 die Junii;Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Ireland-Returns, &c. presented: Common Councilmen (Dublin.) No. 521.

THE House being informed that Mr. Johnson, from the Office of the Chief Secretary for Ireland, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Orders,-Returns of the Names of the Common Councilmen of the City of Dublin, on the 1st day of January 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829 and 1830.

Voters. No. 522.

Returns of the number of Persons entitled to vote at the election of Members for Cities and Boroughs in Ireland; specifying the number of Electors for each place, so far as the same can be made up.

Dublin Vestries. No. 523.

Returns of the several sums of Money assessed in the several Parishes in the City of Dublin by Vestries holden during Easter week, in the year 1830; distinguishing the purpose for which each sum was assessed;-and also, distinguishing the sums assessed by the Vestries at which the Catholic Inhabitants were by law excluded, or supposed to be excluded, from voting, from those at which the Catholic Inhabitants were entitled to vote.

Youghal Vestries. No. 524.

A Return of the several sums of Money assessed in the Parish of Youghal, by Vestries holden during Easter week in the year 1830; distinguishing the purpose for which each sum was assessed;-and also, distinguishing the sums assessed by the Vestry at which the Catholic Inhabitants were by law excluded, or supposed to be excluded, from voting, from those at which the Catholic Inhabitants were entitled to vote.

Cork Vestries. No. 525.

Returns of the several sums of Money assessed in the several Parishes in the City of Cork, by the Vestries holden during Easter week, in the year 1830; distinguishing the purpose for which each sum was assessed; -and also, distinguishing the sums assessed by the Vestries at which the Catholic Inhabitants were by law excluded, or supposed to be excluded, from voting, from those at which the Catholic Inhabitants were entitled to vote.

Compensation Court of Chancery. No. 526.

Mr. Johnson also presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-a Copy of the Certificate filed by the Right honourable the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, in the office of the Auditor General in Ireland, in the matter of the Petition and Claim of Thomas Prendergast, Esquire, Cursitor of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, for Compensation for one year, ending the 2d November 1829, together with a Copy of the Lord Lieutenant's Warrant thereon:-And then he withdrew.

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

Returns, &c. presented: Buckingham Palace. No. 527.

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, -a Return to several Orders of the House, dated the 10th day of May last, for a Return of all sums of Money advanced since the last Return for the Repairs and Alterations of Buckingham Palace, and for an estimate of what further sums may be required to complete the Alterations and Repairs of Buckingham Palace.

Newspaper Stamps and Advertisements (Ireland.) No. 528.

Stamps, Ireland:-An Account of the Sums actually received for Stamps for Newspapers in Ireland, for the four months ending 5th May 1829 and 5th May 1830; -also, an Account of the Sums received for Advertisement Duties for the four months ending 5th May 1829 and 5th May 1830.

Exports and Imports. No. 529.

Return to several Orders of the House, dated the 28th day of May last, for an Account of the declared Value of Exports from the United Kingdom to all Foreign Ports or Stations respectively, where British Consular Agents are employed at annual Salaries, for the year ending 5th January 1829;-and, a like Account of the declared Value of all Imports into the United Kingdom from such Ports or Stations respectively, for the same year.

Northern Road Commission.

Copy of Memorials to the Lords of the Treasury from the towns of Warrington, Ashton, Newton and Wigan, and the Trustees of the Warrington and Wigan Road, relative to the Northern Road Commission.

Bank of England. No. 530.

An Account of the amount of all the Promissory Notes and Post Bills of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England in circulation at the close of the business on Saturday in every week for three years preceding the 6th day of April 1829, together with the average amount or value thereof according to the said Account.

An Account of the amount of all the Promissory Notes and Post Bills of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England in circulation at the close of the business on Saturday in every week for three years preceding the sixth day of April 1830, together with the average amount or value thereof, according to the said Account.

Spirits. No. 531.

An Account of the number of Proof Gallons of Spirits of the distillation of the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, imported into England in each year from 5th January 1826 to 5th January 1830, the rate and amount of Duty paid thereon, and under what Act or Acts the said Duty is levied.

Judges Salaries. No. 532.

Mr. Crafer also presented to the House,-Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 3d day of this instant June, for an Account of the Salary and Allowances received in the year 1792, by each of the Judges of the Exchequer, King's Bench and Court of Common Pleas, and from what sources paid, and the Salaries and Allowances paid in 1829.

Church Assembly (Scotland.) No. 533.

Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 3d day of this instant June, for Returns of the Salary and Allowances to His Majesty's Commissioner to the General Assembly in Scotland, stating the amount, and from what Monies paid.

Episcopalian Clergy (Scotland.) No. 534.

Return to an Address to His Majesty, dated the 3d day of this instant June, for an Account of all sums of Money paid to the Episcopalian Clergy in Scotland in the year 1829; stating for what purpose and from what Funds the sums were paid, and for an estimate of the amount to be paid in this year:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Accounts and Papers do lie upon the Table; and, except the Memorials relative to the Northern Road Commission, be printed.

Petition for Appointment of Committee of Appeal.

A Petition of Colin Campbell, of Hagton Hill, Esquire, and Patrick Reid, of Hazleden, Esquire, both in the county of Renfrew, for themselves, and on behalf of other Owners and Occupiers of land, and Owners and Inhabitants of houses, in villages and places adjoining to the present road between Glasgow and Kilmarnock, was presented, and read; setting forth, That a Bill has been reported to the House from the Committee to whom it was referred, for making a new Road from Glasgow to Floakside, purporting to be for the purpose of improving the communication between Glasgow and Kilmarnock; that the Petitioners appeared by their counsel and agent before the Committee to whom this Bill was referred, and insisted, and produced evidence to show, that the present Road between Glasgow and Floakside might be so improved as to afford a better communication than the new Road proposed to be made by this Bill, and at a less expense; wherefore they contended, that the Preamble of the Bill was not proved, which recited an Act passed in the sixth year of the reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for amending and continuing several Acts for repairing Roads in the County of Renfrew," whereby, with the view of insuring an improvement between Glasgow and Floakside, it was further recited, that certain Commissioners were authorized to execute the same as therein mentioned; and it was further recited, that the communication between Glasgow and Floakside should be executed in a more commodious line, of which the Petitioners contended no sufficient evidence had been given before the said Committee to whom the Bill was referred; but the Committee to whom the Bill was referred, did, upon the 3d day of June instant, come to a Resolution, that the Preamble had been proved, against which the Petitioners beg leave to appeal, because the Commissioners mentioned were appointed, among other things, as the Preamble itself stated, for the purpose of improving the present Road between Glasgow and Floakside, and not for the purpose of making a new line of Road, as further appeared from the said Act of the fourth year of the reign of His present Majesty, which is recited in the said Bill, and because it was in evidence before the said Committee, that six miles of the said present Road between Glasgow and Floakside could be preserved, and could be so improved, by making a new line of Road from a point near Clarkston Tollbar to the confines of the county of Ayr, that a better communication would be thereby afforded between Glasgow and Floakside, than by the new Road proposed to be made by this Bill; and because it further appeared in evidence before the said Committee, that the said present Road could be so improved at a much less expense than that for which the said new Road could be made as proposed by this Bill, as will appear from the Minutes of Evidence given before the said Committee, to which the Petitioners beg leave to refer; that the Petitioners also objected to a clause in the said Bill, which proposed to borrow 12,000l., being the expense to be incurred in making the said new line of Road, upon the credit of the Tolls levied upon the present Road between Glasgow and Floakside, as well as of the Tolls to be levied upon the new line of Road proposed to be made by this Bill; and the Petitioners tendered to the said Committee a clause, of which a copy is hereunto annexed, providing that no part of the Tolls levied upon the present Road between Glasgow and Floakside should be applied in making the said new Road; but the said Committee rejected this clause, and approved of the clause objected to by the Petitioners, against which they beg leave to appeal, because it is provided by the Act recited in the said Bill, that the Tolls upon each of the lines or portions of Road therein mentioned, shall be applied, as therein directed, to the proper maintenance of the same respectively; and because it is manifestly unjust that the Tolls of the present Road, which forms the present communication between Glasgow and Floakside, should be applied in making a new communication between Glasgow and Floakside by a different line; which, moreover, is the more unjust, inasmuch as it appeared in evidence before the said Committee, as will appear from the Minutes of Evidence, to which the Petitioners beg leave to refer, that Tolls are levied at each of three bars upon the present Road between Glasgow and Floakside, although it is only eleven miles in length, producing every year since the last Act was passed, in 1825, between 4,000l. and 5,000l. per annum, upwards of four-fifths of which are paid at the two first bars, so that the local traffic is more than equal to the thorough traffic, and the local traffic being paid for by the Petitioners, the applying the Tolls thus levied from them to the making of the new Road proposed by this Bill, would, in truth, be to make the Petitioners contribute towards making this new Road to their own prejudice; that the Petitioners also objected to a clause in the Bill, which gave unlimited power to the Commissioners therein mentioned as to the time when they should make the allocation or apportionment of the debt, which was directed by the said last Act should be done within eighteen months after the passing thereof; and the Petitioners tendered two clauses to the Committee, of which copies are hereunto annexed, to provide for the making of such apportionment within nine months after the said Bill should pass, but the Committee rejected the first of them, and, upon the suggestion of the promoters of the Bill adopted the second, with an alteration however which destroyed its purpose, and rendered its operation unjust, against which, therefore, the Petitioners beg leave to appeal, because, by a former clause, the sum of 12,000l. authorized to be borrowed for the purpose of making the proposed new Road, was declared to be a preferable charge upon the Tolls of the present Road, as well as of the new Road, and the clause, as altered, providing that the existing debt shall not be allocated or apportioned until eighteen months after the new Road shall be opened; the consequence will be, that the present Road will not only have cast upon it a share of the then existing debt, increased by this sum of 12,000l. but will also have to continue to bear this sum of 12,000l. as a preferable charge, which the Petitioners insisted before the said Committee, and do still insist, was manifestly unjust, inasmuch as the old Road ought not to have any part of the expense to be incurred in making the new Road east upon it, nor, as it appeared to the Petitioners, ought the new Road to be made liable for any part of the old debt; that the Petitioners contended, and do still contend, that the debt ought to have been allocated at the time and in the manner directed by the said last Act, which is recited in the present Bill, and for this purpose they tendered the clause, of which a copy is last annexed hereto; but the said Committee rejected the same, against which the Petitioners beg leave to appeal, and insist that this clause should form part of the Bill, because it appeared in evidence, as will appear from the Minutes, to which the Petitioners beg leave to refer, that since the passing of the last Act in 1825, there has been levied in every year upon the present Road and its branches nearly 5,000l. per annum, of which little more than 1,000l. per annum have been expended upon the present Road, and the surplus Tolls have been misapplied; and the Petitioners insisted, and do still insist, that they were entitled to have this misapplication set right, and to have credit for the amount thereof in the apportionment of the debt, as directed by the said last-recited Act; that the Petitioners, being greatly aggrieved by the Resolutions or Votes of the said Committee, and their adoption of the above clauses, and rejection of the others herein set forth, do beg leave to appeal against the same under the rules and regulations of the House, pursuant to which the Petitioners are ready to enter into a bond or obligation with two sufficient sureties, to answer all costs, charges and expenses of such appeal; the Petitioners therefore humbly pray the House, That they may have leave to appeal against the Resolutions or Votes of the said Committee, and their adoption of the above clauses, and the rejection of others herein set forth, and otherwise, upon the points in the particulars and upon the grounds herein stated, and that, for this purpose, a Select Committee may be appointed to try the merits of this appeal, and that the Petitioners may be allowed to be heard by themselves, their counsel and agent, before such Committee, in support of their appeal, and that they may have such relief therein and thereby as to the House or such Committee may seem just.

Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into consideration upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the said Petition be printed.

Petition against Graziers' (Ireland) Steam Company Bill.

A Petition of Merchants and others of the city of Cork, Exporters of Goods to Great Britain, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for regulating and incorporating a Company in Ireland, to be called "The Irish Graziers' Steam Marine Company;" and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Return of Newspaper Stamps, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Stamps issued to each of the Newspapers published in England, Scotland and Wales (except to those published in London), during the years 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.

Petitions against increase of Duties on Stamps, &c. (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of the parish of Cloynepriest, in the county of Cork;-of Mohill, in the county of Leitrim;-of the Chamber of Commerce of the city of Limerick;-and, of Gentry, Clergy and Freeholders of the parish of Saint Mary, in the county of the city of Limerick,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are decidedly convinced that the proposed increase of the Stamp Duty on Irish Newspapers will not only go near to annihilate the Newspaper press in Ireland, but will, instead of increasing, materially lessen that source of revenue; that the other proposed additions to the Stamp Duties will, in most instances, fall on persons in embarrassed circumstances, who are least of all able to bear them, and whose distress will be greatly aggravated by their operation; that the proposed increase of Duty on Irish Spirits (particularly upon its import into Great Britain) will, by giving an undue and uncalled-for preference to West India Rum, entirely destroy that branch of trade, and bring utter ruin upon the agricultural classes in that country, at present labouring under very severe distress; that any excessive tax on Tobacco grown in Ireland, must operate as a prohibition on its cultivation, and thus give additional advantage to the American cultivator; and praying, That the House will take the distressed state of Ireland into their serious consideration, and not impose any further burthens upon her.

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

Petitions against Assimilation Stamp Duties (Ireland.)

A Petition of the Merchants, Traders and other Inhabitants of Ballymena;-of Keady;-and, of Land Proprietors, Landholders and Freeholders of the county of Kilkenny,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, viewing the proposed increase of Stamp Duty in Ireland as a measure obviously calculated to produce extensive injury, both immediate and remote, as well as a diminution even of the public revenue, implore the House to save the Irish people from so great a calamity.

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

Petition against increase of Duty on Spirits (Ireland.)

A Petition of Land Proprietors, Landholders and Freeholders of the county of Kilkenny;-and, of the Clergy, Magistrates, Merchants and Inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood of Tipperary,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners cannot reflect but with sentiments of great alarm upon the ruinous consequences, not to the distillers alone, but to the agricultural interests generally, of the increase of the Duty on Corn Spirits, without a proportionate increase of that on Rum, as proposed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer; the Petitioners are convinced, that if the proposed Duties be adopted by the House, many distillers throughout that country, in which, upon the faith of the arrangements in 1825, a great amount of capital was sunk, must cease to work; and praying the attention of the House to the foregoing facts, which, in the minds of the Petitioners, furnish an irresistible and conclusive case against the proposed Duties.

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

Petition for establishing Poor Laws in Ireland.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Horseleap, in the county of Westmeath, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners lament that in Ireland there exists no connecting link between those important ranks of society, the rich and the poor; the want of such union occasions supineness in one rank, and discontent in the other, each operating prejudicially to the general interest of their common country; the Petitioners beg leave to assure the House that parish committees will be highly important to preserve the peace of society, prevent local oppression, and in great measure relieve the country from the expense of military police; and praying, That the assessment may be levied on the property of Ireland, and not on the rack-rent of the country.

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

Petition against Half-Pay Apprentices Bill.

A Petition of Master Calico Printers of Manchester, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to prevent the taking and employment of Apprentices usually denominated Half-Pay Apprentices; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law (so far at least as it affects their trade); and that they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents against the same.

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

Petition for repeal of Malt Duties.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of land in the county of Huntingdon, assembled in County Meeting, was presented, and read; setting forth, That very general distress pervades the country, the prevalence of which renders still more oppressive that burthen of taxation which is so injurious to the industry of the Petitioners and the rest of their fellow-subjects; the Petitioners have been gratified by the reductions which have been already made in the public expenditure, and they duly appreciate the desire which the House has manifested for the alleviation of the national distress, by repealing taxes to a considerable amount; the Petitioners, however, extremely regret, that in selecting taxes to be repealed, the House have not selected the Duty on Malt in preference to that on Beer; and praying, That the Duties upon Malt, by which the Petitioners are particularly aggrieved, may be forth with and entirely repealed.

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

Petition against Dean Forest Bill.

A Petition of Warran James, a native and free miner of the hundred of Saint Briavel's, within the Forest of Dean, in the county of Gloucester, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for ascertaining the Boundaries of the Forest of Dean, in the County of Gloucester, and for inquiring into the Rights and Privileges claimed by Free Miners of the Hundred of Saint Briavel's, and for other purposes relating to the said Forest; and praying, That he may be heard by his counsel against the same.

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

Power to a Committee.

Ordered, That the Select Committee on High Sheriffs' Expenses have power to report the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them to the House.

Petition respecting Ecclesiastical Court of Chester.

A Petition of William Brooks, complaining of the proceedings of the Ecclesiastical Court of Chester, was brought up, and read.

And notice being taken that the Petition was not signed: -The said Petition was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Report from Committee on High Sheriffs' Expenses. No. 520.

Mr. Fyshe Palmer reported from the Select Committee appointed to take into consideration the Expense attending on the Office of High Sheriff, with a view to regulate and reduce the same; and to whom the Petition of William Augustus Johnson, Esquire, Sheriff of the county of Lincoln, presented to the House on the 20th day of May last, was referred; and who were empowered to report the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them to the House; That they had considered the matters referred to them, and had directed him to make a Report thereof to the House, together with the Minutes of the Evidence taken before them; and the Report was brought up, and read.

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

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of the Provost, Magistrates and Council of the burgh of Anderston;-of Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of the burgh of Anderston;-of the Chamber of Commerce of Greenock, incorporated by Royal Charter;- and, of the Provost, Magistrates and Council of the burgh of Calton of Glasgow, were presented, and read; praying the House, That no legislative Act may again be adopted to prevent any of His Majesty's subjects in the United Kingdom from enjoying a free trade to all the countries eastward of the Cape of Good Hope, as well as the liberty of proceeding to, and settling in those countries, under such regulations as to the House may seem meet.

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

Petition for mitigating Punishment for Forgery.

A Petition of Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters assembled in the chapel of Saint Thomas'ssquare, Hackney, was presented, and read; praying the House to repeal such parts of the laws against Forgery, and other violations of the rights of property, as inflict capital punishment, and to substitute such penalties as shall appear to them the most equitable and efficacious.

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

Petition for abolishing Slavery.

A Petition of the Deputies from the several Congregations of Protestant Dissenters of the Three denominations, Presbyterian, Independent and Baptist, in and within twelve miles of London, appointed to protect their civil rights, was presented, and read; praying the House, without delay, to adopt efficient measures for the abolition of Slavery, and that amongst them they will especially be pleased to make provision for declaring free all the children of His Majesty's subjects who shall be born after an early day, to be appointed by Parliament, and for effectually protecting such children from any claims that may be made to them as Slaves.

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

Petition against Parish Vestries Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitant Rate-payers of Leeds, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for the Regulation of Parish Vestries, and for lighting and watching Towns in England and Wales; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law, or that the township of Leeds may be specially excluded from its operation.

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

Petition against Poor Removal (Irish and Scottish) Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitant Rate-payers of Leeds, was presented, and read; taking notice of the 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 praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Petition for postponement of Court of Session (Scotland) Bill.

A Petition of the Noblemen, Freeholders, Justices of the Peace, and Commissioners of Supply of the county of Mid Lothian, 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, That the same may not pass into a law during the present Session, that time may be given to the country for the fullest consideration of it.

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

Petition in favour.

A Petition of the Society of Solicitors before the Supreme Courts of Scotland, incorporated by royal charter, was also presented, and read; taking notice of the said Bill; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petition against Duty on Coals.

A Petition of Proprietors and Occupiers of Collieries in His Majesty's Forest of Dean, was presented, and read; praying the House to repeal the Duty on Coals carried coastwise or waterborne.

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

Return respecting Public Records, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return, in detail, as far as the same can be made out, specifying both the Names of each and every Person who has been employed, whether as Sub-Commissioner, Clerk, Transcriber or otherwise, in any stage of editing, compiling, transcribing, preparing for the press, subsequently revising or correcting each of the Works published under the direction of the Commissioners of Public Records, and making Indexes and Calendars of the same, and the precise employment, on each Work, of such Persons so engaged; together with a full and accurate statement, in detail, of any sums which have been paid to each of the Persons so employed respectively; and also, of the charges paid or incurred for the paper, printing, binding and engraving the said works respectively, from the date of the appointment of the Record Commission to the year 1819 inclusive.

Petition for repeal of Duties on Glass (Ireland.)

A Petition of James FitzGerald, of Cornwallis-street, in the city of Limerick, glazier and house-painter, was presented, and read; complaining of the enormous Tax upon Window Glass, which is an obstacle to building and other improvements; and praying the House to repeal the same.

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

Justice of the Peace (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill for further facilitating Summary Proceedings before Magistrates in Ireland, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Petition against Chancery Register Bill.

A Petition of Henry Edgeworth Bicknell, of Coramstreet, in the county of Middlesex, one of the senior Clerks in the Register Office of the High Court of Chancery, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to regulate the Office of Register and Keeper of the Register and Registers of the High Court of Chancery; and praying, That the House will protect, from the operation of a new law, those individuals who have devoted the best part of their lives to qualify themselves for an honourable situation, in which, but for new legislative enactments, immemorial usage would assuredly, in due course, have placed them.

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

Petition for repeal of Parish Vestries Act (Ireland.)

A Petition of Inhabitants of Fermoy, in the county of Cork, was presented, and read; reciting the Act 7 Geo. 4, c. 72, for the regulation of Parish Vestries in Ireland; and praying, That the same may be repealed.

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

Petitions for repeal of the Union (Ireland.)

A Petition of Freeholders, Householders, and other Inhabitants of Clonlea and Killurane;-of Killaloe;- and, of Kildysart and Kilfidan, in the county of Clare; -were presented, and read; praying the House, That not a partial, but a total repeal of the Act of Union may take place, and that their Parliament, of which Ireland has been unjustly deprived, may be restored to the Petitioners' country.

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

Petition for Amendment of Insolvent Debtors' Act.

A Petition of debtors confined in the Marshalsea of the Four Courts, was presented, and read; setting forth, That many of the Petitioners have passed the tedious and afflicting ordeal of a Commission of Bankrupt, and surrendered their property to their assignees, in pursuance of the provisions of the Acts of Parliament now in force relating to Bankrupts in Ireland; notwithstanding their strict adherence in the above instance to the law, they are still detained in confinement, owing to the inexorable disposition of unrelenting creditors, who, from motives of persecution, have thought proper not to prove on their estates, with the sinister hope of exacting partial settlements from the persecuted Bankrupt, or his friends, if any left, which they speculate on, knowing the melancholy prerogative of the creditor detaining the unfortunate debtor three years in prison, even after the final examination and surrender of their property, and are left literally destitute of the means of support, further than the limited allowance of bread and milk granted by the Legislature to pauper prisoners, thereby reducing the once respectable merchant in commercial prosperity and credit to the wretched ebb of pauperism and obloquy; and praying, That the House in its wisdom may be pleased to amend the Insolvent Debtors' Bill, with a view to relieve imprisoned Bankrupts, and extend the provisions thereof to Ireland.

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

Petition for abolition of Tithes.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Sleiverue, in the county of Kilkenny, was presented, and read; praying the House to take into their serious consideration the operation of the Tithe system in Ireland, with a view to remedy the evil so long resulting therefrom.

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

Petition for equalizing Duties on Spirits.

A Petition of Merchants and Planters of the city of Glasgow, connected with His Majesty's West India colonies, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have again most earnestly to press upon the serious consideration of the House the deplorably depressed state of His Majesty's colonies in the West Indies, occasioned by the heavy taxation and the ruinously low prices of every article of their produce; that the Petitioners have learned with great alarm and dismay, that the distillers of England and Scotland, and especially the former, are using every possible exertion to induce the House to abandon the additional Duty of 1 s. per gallon on English Spirits, and 2d. per gallon on Scottish Spirits, lately proposed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and to keep the Duty as it is at present, or to lay a corresponding additional Duty on Rum; and praying, That the additional Duty of 1s. per gallon on English made Spirits, and 2d. per gallon on Scottish made Spirits, may be imposed by the House; and as English Spirits will, even with this additional Duty, have an advantage over Rum of 1s. 4d. per gallon, that as much of the present Duty on Rum may be taken off as will enable it to compete with the English Spirits in the home market, and be used by the rectifier, or that the House will give the Petitioners such relief in the premises as to them shall seem meet.

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

Petition against Libel Law Amendment Bill.

A Petition of John Charles Green, of Whitechapel Road, in the county of Middlesex, Merchant, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to repeal so much of an Act of the sixtieth year of his late Majesty King George the Third, for the more effectual prevention and punishment of blasphemous and seditious Libels as relates to the sentence of Banishment for the second Offence, and to provide some further remedy against the abuse of publishing Libels; 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; and be printed.

Accounts, ordered: Pamphlet Duty Prosecutions.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all Law Expenses incurred for Prosecutions against 161 Printers, Publishers and Booksellers, in 1829, and of 48 in 1830, under that clause of the present Stamp Act which relates to the entering Books, Pamphlets, &c. at the Pamphlet Duty Department of the Stamp Office; stating the amount in each case, and whether paid in whole or in part, and how much by the persons against whom the Prosecutions were instituted, or by the Stamp Department in those years.

Almanack and Pamphlet Duties.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Stamp Duties on Almanacks or Calendars, during each of the last twenty years, in England, Scotland and Ireland.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Stamp Duties on Pamphlets, during each of the last twenty years, in England, Scotland and Ireland.

Address for Returns of Expenses of Penitentiary, Milbank.

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 Expense of the Penitentiary Establishment at Milbank, in each year, from 1st January 1820 to 31st December 1829; stating the number of Convicts on the average of each year, the gross Expense, the Earnings of the Convicts, and the net Expense to the Public; distinguishing the amount for Establishment from the amount for Food, Clothing, &c. and the amount for Repairs and Additions to the Building, in each year, in that period; and specifying the average charge per head in each year.

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.

Addresses for Returns of Convicts.

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 Expense for the Convicts in the Hulks in England, in each year, from 1st January 1820 to 31st December 1829; stating the number of Convicts on the average of each year, the gross Expense, the Earnings of the Convicts, and the net Expense to the Public; distinguishing the Expense of the Establishment from the charge for Food, Clothing, &c. and the amount for Repairs of Hulks, in each year, in that period; and showing the average Expense per head in each of these 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, an Account of the number of Convicts, Male and Female, sent from England to New South Wales, in each of the years 1828 and 1829; stating the Names, and number of Ships in which sent, the tonnage of each Ship, and the amount and rate of Freight paid for each Ship, the date of Departure from England, of Arrival in New South Wales, and the number of Deaths whilst on board; stating the amount of Expenditure, in detail, under separate heads, so as to show the total Expense, and the average rate of Charge for each Convict, Male and Female, in each year.

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 similar Account of the Convicts sent to Van Diemen's Land.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, that He will he graciously pleased to give directions, that there be laid before this House, a similar Account of the Convicts sent to Bermuda.

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.

Addresses for Returns of Convicts in New South Wales.

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 Convicts in the Colony of New South Wales, on 1st January and 1st July (or any other two periods) in each year, from 1826 to 1828, both inclusive; stating the number assigned as Servants, and the number not assigned; distinguishing those kept at work as a punishment from those waiting for masters; distinguishing also, the Males from the Females.

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, an Account of the Expense of the Department of the Superintendent of the Convicts in New South Wales in 1829, including the expense for building; and stating the number of Persons employed in that Establishment, the Office each holds, and the Salaries and Emoluments they receive; also, the total Expense for maintaining the Convicts in each of the years 1826 to 1828, both inclusive; and the Charge per head for each Convict for 365 days, on the average of each of those 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 number of Applications made to the Land Board in New South Wales, in each year, from 1826 to 1828 inclusive, for Convicts as servants; stating the number of Applications made, the number complied with, and the number of Applications rejected, and how many Convicts were assigned in each year; also, a Return of the Expense of the Land Board and its establishment in that year, stating the Name, Office, and amount of Salary and Allowances of each Officer.

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 Statement of the number of Convicts employed by the Government of New South Wales in the Garden Gang, the Lumber-yard Gang, and the Public Works, in the year 1828; stating the number kept at each place, and distinguishing the number of Mechanics from Labourers, as far as the same can be complied with.

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 average number of Female Convicts confined in the Factory at Paramatta, in each month, in the years 1827 and 1828; distinguishing the number under Punishment, and the number assignable as Servants; stating the total Expense of that Establishment, and the average Charge or Rate per head in each year.

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 Applications from Settlers and others for Female Convicts as servants, in each of those years; stating the number of Applications complied with, and how many Convicts were assigned; also, the number of Applications rejected in each year.

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.

Addresses respecting Offices in the Colonies.

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 in the Colony of New South Wales, in the Civil and Military Departments, who in the year 1828 held two or more Offices, and received two or more Salaries, or who received Full or Half-pay, Superannuation or Retired Allowances, Pension, or other Emoluments, along with his Salary; stating the Name of each Person, the Offices he holds, and the Amount received by him for each such Office, Full or Half-pay, Retired or Superannuated Allowances, Pension, or Grants; and stating also, the date on which the Appointment or Grant of each was made.

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, in each of the Colonies governed under Orders in Council, and not having Legislative Assemblies and Councils, in the Civil and Military Departments, who in the year 1828 held two or more Offices, and received two or more Salaries, or who received Full or Half-pay, Superannuation or Retired Allowances, Pension, or other Emoluments, along with his Salary; stating the Name of each Person, the Offices he holds, and the Amount received by him for each such Office, Full or Half-pay, Retired or Superannuated Allowances, Pension, or Grant; and stating also the Date on which the Appointment or Grant of each was made.

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.

Return of Stationery, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return, in detail, of the Articles of Stationery, quantity and price, supplied in the year 1829 to the Army Medical Board, the Royal Military Asylum, the Commander-in-Chief's Office, and the General Penitentiary.

Return of Balances of County Treasurers (Ireland), ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return, stating the amount of the Balances in the hands of the Treasurers of the Grand Juries of Ireland, on the first day of the Spring and Summer Assizes in each year; for the last ten years; also, the greatest amount of respited Queries in each half year during the same period; also, the Defalcations of the Treasurers, the Sums lost, recovered or re-presented, in the same period; also, the amount of the Security given by and for each Treasurer, and the Names of such Persons becoming security.

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;

Estimates of Miscellaneous Services (Ireland), referred.

Ordered, That the several Estimates of Irish Miscellaneous Services, which were presented to the House upon the 11th day of March last, be referred to the Committee.

Ordered, That the several Petitions relating to Charitable Institutions in Ireland, which were presented to the House upon the 11th day of March last, be referred to the Committee.

Then the House resolved itself into the Committee.

(In the Committee.)

46. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Five thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, towards defraying the Expense of Public Works in Ireland, 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 Eighty-seven thousand nine hundred and seventy pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to pay the Salaries of Consuls General and Consuls, their Contingent Expenses, and Superannuation Allowances to retired Consuls, 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 Seventy-nine thousand nine hundred and seventy pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to pay the Salaries of Consuls General and Consuls, their Contingent Expenses, and Superannuation Allowances to retired Consuls, for 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, Sir James Graham - 98.

Teller for the Noes, Mr. George Dawson - 121.

Original Question put;

47. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Eighty-seven thousand nine hundred and seventy pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to pay the Salaries of Consuls General and Consuls, their Contingent Expenses, and Superannuation Allowances to retired Consuls, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

48. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding One hundred and twenty thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray, in the year 1830, the amount of Bills drawn from New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, on account of the Expenditure incurred for Convicts in those Settlements.

49. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Nine thousand pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to pay, in the year 1830, the Fees due and payable to the Officers of the Parliament, on all Bills for continuing or amending any Acts for making and maintaining, keeping in repair, or improving Turnpike Roads which shall pass the two Houses of Parliament, and receive the Royal Assent; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

50. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Sixteen thousand six hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray, in the year 1830, the Salaries and Expenses of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the Practice and Proceedings of the Superior Courts of Common Law, and into the Law of England respecting Real Property; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

51. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Three thousand and forty pounds, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Charge of the Civil Establishment of the Bahama Islands, for the year 1830; and that the said sum be issued and paid without any fee or other deduction whatsoever.

To report progress, and ask leave to sit again.

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

Sabbati, 12 die Junii, 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 Monday next, again resolve itself into the said Committee.

Adjournment.

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

Half-Pay Apprentices 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 prevent the taking and employment of Apprentices usually denominated Half-Pay Apprentices;

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

Committee on Dean Forest Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for ascertaining the Boundaries of the Forest of Dean, in the County of Gloucester, and for inquiring into the Rights and Privileges claimed by Free Miners of the Hundred of Saint Briavel's, and for other purposes relating to the said Forest.

(In the Committee).

Bill read 1°; to be read 2°.

Preamble postponed.

Several Amendments made.

P. 4. CLAUSE (Boundaries in certain cases to be marked with stones.)

Question put, That the said Clause stand part of the Bill; the Committee divided.

Teller for the Yeas, Mr. George Dawson - 29.

Teller for the Noes, Mr. Robert Gordon - 13.

Several other Amendments made.

Preamble read-and agreed to.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Croker reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday next.

Bankrupt 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 supply an omission in an Act of the sixth year of His present Majesty, for amending the Laws relating to Bankrupts;

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

County Rates (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 regulate the Applotment of County Rates and Cesses in Ireland in certain cases;

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

Poor Law Amendment Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed 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;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time upon Wednesday next.

Liability of Landlords Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill for the better rating Tenements under a certain Annual Value;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time upon Wednesday next.

Militia Ballot Suspension Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to suspend, for a limited period, the making of Lists, and the Ballots and Enrolments for the Militia of the United Kingdom;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time upon Monday next.

Newborough Church 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 for endowing the Parish Church of Newborough, in the County of Northampton, and three Chapels, called Portland Chapel, Oxford Chapel, and Welbeck Chapel, situate in the Parish of Saint Mary-le-Bone, in the County of Middlesex, and also a Chapel erected on Sunk Island, in the River Humber;

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

Committee on Labourers' Wages Bill; No. 535.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon 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; 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 Monday next.

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

Yorkshire (West Riding) Bridges 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 and amend an Act of the forty-third year of the reign of his late Majesty, relative to County Bridges, so far as relates to the West Riding of the County of York;

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

Treasurer of the Navy Bill, committed.

A Bill to consolidate and amend the several Acts relating to the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday next.

Common Law Fees 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 regulating the Receipt and future Appropriation of Fees and Emoluments receivable by Officers of the Superior Courts of Common Law;

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

Capital Punishments (Scotland) Bill, passed.

The ingrossed Bill to amend an Act passed in the ninth year of His present Majesty, to facilitate Criminal Trials in Scotland, and to grant further facilities in regard to such Trials, and to abridge the period now required between the pronouncing of Sentence and execution thereof, in cases importing a Capital Punishment, was, according to Order, read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to amend an Act of the ninth year of His present Majesty, to facilitate Criminal Trials in Scotland, and to abridge the period now required between the pronouncing of Sentence and execution thereof, in cases importing a Capital Punishment.

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

Embankments (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 making and preserving Embankments on the Sides of Rivers in Ireland;

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

Committee on Transportation of Offenders Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to amend an Act passed in the fifth year of His present Majesty, for the Transportation of Offenders from Great Britain, and for punishing Offences committed by Transports kept to labour in the Colonies; 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 upon Monday next.

Bankers (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 explain two Acts of His present Majesty, for establishing an Agreement with the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, for advancing the Sum of Five hundred thousand pounds (Irish currency), and for the better Regulation of Copartnerships of certain Bankers in Ireland;

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

Additional Churches Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to amend and render more effectual the Acts for the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes;

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

Deserted Children (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 for making provision, in certain cases, for the Relief and Maintenance of Deserted and of Illegitimate Children in Ireland;

Ordered, That the Report be taken into further consideration upon Thursday 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 Thursday next, resolve itself into the said Committee.

Sub-letting Act Amendment (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 explain and amend an Act made in the seventh year of His present Majesty, with respect to the Assignment and Sub-letting of Lands and Tenements in Ireland;

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

Arms (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 regulate the Importation of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition into Ireland, and the making, selling and keeping of Arms;

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

Insolvent Debtors (Ireland) Bill, deferred. No. 537.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to continue, for a time to be limited, the Acts for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland;

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

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Witnesses (Ireland) Bill, deferred. No. 538.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to explain and amend an Act of the fifty-fifth year of King George the Third, for the Payment of Costs and Charges to Prosecutors and Witnesses in cases of Felony in Ireland;

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

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Committee on Assessed Taxes Composition Act.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Act 10 Geo. 4, c. 21, to continue Compositions for the Assessed Taxes, for a further term of one year; 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.

Committee on Shubenaccadie Canal Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to authorize the advance of a certain Sum out of the Consolidated Fund, for the completion of the Shubenaccadie Canal in Nova Scotia; 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 upon Monday next.

Beer and Cider Duties Acts, 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 Acts 12 Car. 2, c. 23, a Grant of certain Impositions upon Beer, Ale and other Liquors, for the increase of His Majesty's Revenue during his Life; 12 Car. 2, c. 24, for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Tenures in capite, and by Knights' Service and Purveyance, and for settling a Revenue upon His Majesty in lieu thereof; 5 & 6 Anne, c. 2 & 4, for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cider and Perry; and, 6 Geo. 4, c. 37, to provide for the future assimilation of the Duties of Excise upon Sweets or Made Wines, upon Mead and Metheglin, upon Vinegar and upon Cider and Perry, in Great Britain and Ireland, and to continue the Duty of Excise on Sweets or Made Wines in Great Britain, until the fifth day of January One thousand eight hundred and twenty-six;

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

Court of Session (Scotland) Bill, re-committed; No. 536.

The Order of the day being read, for taking into further consideration the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on 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:- The Bill was re-committed to a Committee of the whole House.

considered;

Resolved, That this House will, immediately, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill:-The House accordingly 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 gone through the Bill, and made other 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 Tuesday next.

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

Stage Coach Proprietors Bill, committed.

A Bill for the more effectual protection of Mail Contractors and Stage Coach Proprietors against Losses, by the undue concealment of the value of Parcels and Packages delivered to them for Conveyance or Custody, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Monday next.

Labouring Poor 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 promote the Employment of the labouring Poor by free hiring at fair and adequate Wages;

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

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

Committee on Consolidated Fund (£. 4,000,000.) Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to apply a certain sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund, to the Service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty; 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 upon Monday next.

Slave Trade Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Act 5 Geo. 4, c. 113, to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to the Abolition of the Slave Trade, might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Act 9 Geo. 4, c. 84, to continue an Act for amending and consolidating the Laws relating to the Abolition of the Slave Trade, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Acts relating to the Abolition of the Slave Trade: And that Mr. Secretary Sir George Murray and Mr. Twiss do prepare, and bring it in.

Committee on Windsor Castle, appointed.

Ordered, That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the Expense of completing the Alterations and Improvements of Windsor Castle; and to report their observations thereupon to the House:-And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Robert Gordon, Mr. Agar Ellis, Mr. Estcourt, Mr. Sturges Bourne, Sir Stratford Canning, Mr. Bankes, Mr. Baring, Sir Hussey Vivian, Lord Viscount Morpeth, Mr. Wodehouse, Mr. Calcraft, Mr. Protheroe, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. George Lamb, Mr. Huskisson, Mr. Hudson Gurney, Mr. Frankland Lewis, Sir Edward Hyde East, Lord John Russell, Mr. Thomas Wood: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

Slave Trade Bill, presented. No. 539.

Mr. Secretary Sir George Murray presented a Bill to amend the Acts relating to the Abolition of the Slave Trade: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Friday the 25th day of this instant June.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

And then the House, having continued to sit till half an hour after two of the clock on Saturday morning, adjourned till Monday next.