Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, videlicet, 12 die mensis Novembris:
Musters, Soldiers, etc.
HODIE 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Musters, Soldiers, and other Things appertaining thereunto.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
Appointed to meet at the Chamber of Parliament Presence, upon Saturday next, the 14th of this Instant November, by Two in the Afternoon (and the Bill delivered to the Lord Archbishop of Cant.)
Hodie allatæ sunt duæ Billæ a Domo Communi,
1a, An Act against fraudulent Administration of Intestates Goods, 1a vice lecta.
Judgments in Debt.
2a, An Act for the avoiding of unnecessary Delays of Executions upon Judgments in Debt, 1a vice lecta.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the suppressing of the Multitude of Alehouses and Tippling Houses.
Assurance of Lands.
The Bill, intituled, An Act for Assurance of Lands, was this Day returned to the House, with certain Amendments, by the Lord Archbishop of Cant. the First of the Committees; which Amendments were presently Twice read, and thereupon the Bill appointed to be ingrossed.
Lords permitted to speak to a Bill in a Committee.
Memorandum, That, upon Reading of the said Amendments, the Lord Bishop of London, One of the Committees, did offer to speak unto the Bill, or unto the said Amendments; whereupon a Doubt was moved, by the Earl of Notingham Lord Steward, whether it were agreeable to the good Order and ancient Custom of the House, that the said Lord Bishop, being One of the Committees, and dissenting from the rest in some Matter, either of the Bill, or of the Amendments, might speak thereunto upon the bringing in and presenting of the Amendments, or no; which Doubt being, by this Occasion, propounded in generality to the House, by the Lord Keeper, and put to the Question, it was adjudged and resolved, by the major Part, That any Committee might speak, in like Case, either to the Body of the Bill or Amendments, upon the bringing in of the same, before it be ingrossed. Upon which Resolution, Order was given to the Clerk of the Parliament, That a Remembrance and Observation thereof should be entred in this Journal Book, for the resolving and clearing of the like Doubt (if it should happen) hereafter; and thereupon, after the Reading of the Amendments, the said Lord Bishop of London proceeded to his Speech, and the Bill was appointed to be ingrossed as aforesaid.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Saturni, videlicet, 14m Novembris, hora octava.
Mr. Huggan, Queen's Servant, Privilege.
Memorandum, That this Day a Report was made to the House, by the Lord Zowche, of one William Huggan, an ordinary Servant of the Queen's Majesty, arrested and imprisoned upon an Execution, by one John Tolkerne, since the Beginning of the Parliament; and a Motion likewise made by his Lordship, to know the Judgment and Resolution of the House in this Point, whether any ordinary Servant of Her Majesty (though he be none of the Parliament) be not privileged and protected from Arrest, during the said Time of Parliament, by virtue of his said Service to Her Majesty, in like Sort as the Servants of the Lords of the Parliament, attending the said Lords their Masters, are privileged and freed, for that Time, from any Arrest of their Persons, and withal being arrested upon Execution, whether, in this Case, he may, by good Order of the House, be discharged; which Motion and Doubt the Lord Zowch professed that he did the rather propound, because (though there were divers Examples of former Times, touching the Servants of the Lords of the Parliament) yet the like to this, concerning one of the Queen's Servants, had not been (so far as was remembred) brought in question heretofore; and therefore it pleased the Lords to take Knowledge of this Motion, and to give Order, That Tolkerne should be sent for (at whose Suit the Arrest was made), and withal that such Precedents as the Clerk of the Parliament could shew, should be looked out, and made known to the House.
(Vide 14 Novembris.)