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House of Lords Journal Volume 63: 19 August 1831

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 63, 1830-1831. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, [n.d.].

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Die Veneris, 19° Augusti 1831.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Epus. Cloynen.
Epus. Corcagen, &c.
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Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Saltoun.
Ds. King.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carbery.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Ormonde.
Ds. Forester.
Ds. Somerhill.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Wallace.
Ds. Wynford.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Dux Wellington.
March. Westmeath.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Brooke & Warwick.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Limerick.
Comes Gosford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Vane.

PRAYERS.

The Earl of Shaftesbury sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Highland Society's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repealing, altering, enlarging and amending certain Provisions of an Act passed in the Fifty-sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the Incorporation of the Highland Society of London, for the better Management of the Funds of the Society, and for rendering its Exertions more extensive and beneficial to the Public."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Wingfield and Mr. Roupell;

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Belfast Harbour Bill:

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Improvement of the Port and Harbour of Belfast, in Ireland, and for other Purposes;"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H.C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers;

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the same, with several Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Railway from Kilkenny to a Seaport, Petition from Kilkenny for making, at the Public Expence.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the County and City of Kilkenny, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will cause a Survey and Estimate to be made of a Line of Road between Kilkenny and the most convenient Seaport, and that a Railway between those Places, if found practicable, may be executed at the Public Expence, subject to such Tolls as shall be reasonable, and yet repay all the Expence of this great and useful Undertaking:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Mrs. Turton's Divorce Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury (according to Order) reported the Amendments made by the Committee of the Whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Louisa Turton with Thomas Edward Michell Turton her now Husband, and to enable the said Louisa Turton to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the said Amendments, being read Twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

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

8th Report of Comrs of Woods, Forests, &c. delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Waller, from the Office of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Parliament,

"The Eighth Report of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, being the Second Annual Report of the said Commissioners."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

Ordered, That the said Report do lie on the Table.

Ordered, That the said Report be printed.

Galway Harbour Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from Lough Corrib to the Bay of Galway and for the Improvement of the Harbour of Galway," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

E. of Sefton's Claim, Com ee to meet.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges, to whom the Petition of William Philip Earl of Sefton, in that Part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, praying, "That his Right to vote at the Election of Peers of Ireland to sit in the Parliament of the United Kingdom may be admitted by their Lordships," stands referred, do meet to consider of the said Petition on Wednesday next.

Candle Duties Repeal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal the Duties of Excise and Drawbacks on Candles."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Receivers of Taxes Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for transferring the Duties of Receivers General of the Land and Assessed Taxes to Persons executing the Offices of Inspectors of Taxes, and for making other Provisions for the Receipt and Remittance of the said Taxes."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Tithe System, Petitions for Revision of: (Harristown:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Tithe Payers of the Parish of Harristown, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to take their distressed State into their immediate Consideration, and adopt such Measures as will relieve them from the unnecessary and unjust Tax which the Law respecting Tithes, as it at present stands, authorizes:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Graig & Ullard:

Upon reading the Petition of the Tithe Payers of the United Parishes of Graig and Ullard, in the County of Kilkenny, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take into their Consideration the Necessity of reforming the Church as well as the Rotten Boroughs, mindful, however, to provide for the Clergy of the Established Church Support commensurate to their Rank and Labours, and emancipate the Petitioners from the great Burden of Tithes, an Incubus which has too long borne them down, and, if suffered, will soon paralize their best Exertions, and render them more wretched than the veriest Slave:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Kington Magna, cum Nyland.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kington Magna, cum Nyland, in the said Parish Occupiers of Land, in the County of Dorset, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish Tithes, to bestow on the People the Right of selecting their Spiritual Pastors, and to allow every Man to subscribe for their Temporal Support by the Scriptural Method, according to his Ability; and that this cruel Impost may no longer exist as Law in this Country:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Factories, Petition from Keighly for regulating Hours of Labour in.

Upon reading the Petition of the Overlookers of Factories in the Town and Neighbourhood of Keighly, in the West Riding of the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to pass such a Law as shall prevent the employing of Children in Factories beyond Eleven Hours and One Half per Day, including One Hour and a Half for Refreshment, restricting the Time of Labour to Nine Hours on Saturdays; and the Work of each Day to be performed within the Hours of Six and Six in Summer, and those of Seven and Seven in Winter; and Over-time, if any, to be confined to the remaining Half Hour which is between the Extremes of Times specified; and that Persons not employed in Factories be empowered to give Evidence in Cases of Default:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Reform of Parliament, Petition of Carpenters of the Metropolis in favour of, &c.

Upon reading the Petition of the unemployed Carpenters and Joiners of the Metropolis and its Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will direct a Portion of the enormous Revenue of this Country to the Relief of the Petitioners, by the Construction or Repair of some useful or ornamental Public Building; that all the Salaries for Public Offices above One hundred Pounds per Year may be proportionably taxed for that Purpose, and all the Sinecures of the State and unreasonablyapplied Property of the Church Establishment and Public Charities may be applied to the full Employment of the Industry of the Country; and that an equal and full Representation of the whole of the People in the Commons House of Parliament may be granted:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed by The Lord Tenterden, who sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

Arbitration Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling Controversies by Arbitration."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Interpleader Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Courts of Law to give Relief against adverse Claims made upon Persons having no Interest in the Subject of such Claims."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereto, which he was ready to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received on Monday next.

Prescription Bill presented.

The Lord Tenterden presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for shortening the Time of Prescription in certain Cases."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Tithes on Barren Land Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Second and Third Years of the Reign of King Edward the Sixth, intituled, "An Act for Payment of Tithes," be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Tenterden declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Augusti, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.