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Jovis, 4 die Februarii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

Message to attend Lords Commissioners.

A MESSAGE was delivered by Mr. Pulman, Deputy Usher of the Black Rod:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords, authorized by virtue of His Majesty's Commission, desire the immediate attendance of this Honourable House in the House of Peers, to hear the Commission read.

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

Writs issued in Recess.

Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That in pursuance of the directions of the Act 24 Geo. 3, c. 26, he had issued his Warrants to the Clerk of the Crown in Great Britain, to make out new Writs for the election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Eye, in the room of Sir Miles Nightingall, deceased; and for the Town of Southampton, in the room of William Chamberlayne, Esquire, deceased; and also, his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Ireland, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in Parliament for the County of Limerick, in the room of Thomas Lloyd, Esquire, deceased.

Members take Oaths.

Several Members returned upon new Writs, took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration according to the Laws made for those purposes; and such of the said Members as are by law required to deliver to the Clerk of this House an account of their Qualification, and to take and subscribe the Oath of Qualification, delivered such account and took and subscribed the said Oath accordingly.

Leominster Writ.

Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That he had received a Letter from Mr. James Bourdillon, Solicitor to the estate of Rowland Stephenson, Esquire, a bankrupt, inclosing a Certificate of the Commissioners, under the Commission issued against the said Rowland Stephenson:

And the said Letter was read; and is as followeth;

Sir, Bread-street, 19th Jan. 1830.

As Solicitor to the estate of Mr. Rowland Stephenson, a bankrupt, I am directed by the Commissioners, under the Commission issued against him to transmit to you their Certificate of the issuing of such Commission, and that Mr. Rowland Stephenson has not paid his creditors, although twelve calendar months have elapsed since the issuing of the said Commission, and that the same has not been superseded.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient humble servant,

J. Bourdillon.

To the Right Honourable

The Speaker of the House of Commons.

Then the said Certificate was also read; and is as followeth;

To the Right Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

At the Court of Commissioners of Bankrupts in Basinghall-street, London, the nineteenth day of January 1830:

We whose names are hereunto subscribed, being the major part of the Commissioners named and authorized in and by a Commission of Bankrupt awarded and issued against William Remington, Rowland Stephenson, David Robert Remington, and Joseph Petty Toulmin, of Lombard-street, in the City of London, Bankers and Copartners, do hereby certify, That a Commission of Bankrupt under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, grounded upon Statute, made and now in force concerning Bankrupts, bearing date at Westminster the thirty-first day of December one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, hath been awarded and issued against the said Rowland Stephenson, together with William Remington, David Robert Remington, and Joseph Petty Toulmin, directed to us, and also to John Beames and Henry John Shepherd, esquires, as Commissioners to execute the same; and that the said Rowland Stephenson (together with the said William Remington, David Robert Remington and Joseph Petty Toulmin,) was found and declared a Bankrupt under the same: And we further certify, That although twelve calendar months have expired since the issuing of the said Commission, the same hath not been superseded, nor have the creditors of the said Rowland Stephenson, or of him and his said partners, who have proved their debts under the said Commission, been paid or satisfied to the full amount of their debts under the said Commission, according to the provisions in that behalf of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the fifty-second year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act to suspend and finally vacate the Seats of Members of the House of Commons who shall become Bankrupts, and who shall not pay their debts in full within a limited time."

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Edward Knatchbull,
The Marquis of Blandford:
105.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Dawson,
Mr. Planta:
158.

The House was moved, That the Act 52 Geo. 3, c. 144, to suspend, and finally vacate the seats of Members of the House of Commons who shall become Bankrupts, and who shall not pay their Debts in full within a limited time, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Leominster, in the room of Rowland Stephenson, Esquire, whose Seat has become vacant pursuant to the provisions of the said Act.

Waterford Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Ireland, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Knight of the Shire to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Waterford, in the room of Henry Villiers Stuart, Esquire, who, since his election for the said County, hath accepted the office of Steward or Bailiff of His Majesty's three Chiltern Hundreds of Stoke, Desborough, and Bonenham, in the County of Buckingham.

Harwich Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Harwich, in the room of the Right honourable John Charles Herries, who, since his election for the said Borough, hath accepted the office of President of the Committee of Council for the affairs of Trade and Foreign Plantations.

West Looe Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of West Looe, in the room of Charles Buller, Esquire, who, since his election for the said Borough, hath accepted the office of Steward or Bailiff of His Majesty's three Chiltern Hundreds of Stoke, Desborough and Bonenham, in the County of Buckingham.

Meath Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Ireland, to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Knight of the Shire to serve in this present Parliament for the county of Meath, in the room of the Right honourable Thomas Taylour, commonly called Earl of Bective, now Marquis of Headfort, a Peer of the United Kingdom.

Outlawries Bill, read.

A Bill for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries, was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Accounts of Grain, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Foreign Corn, Meal, and Flour, stated in quarters, specifying each sort imported in the year ending 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Grain, specifying each sort, imported from Ireland into Great Britain, for the year ending 5th January 1830.

Accounts of Lighthouse Dues, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the gross Receipt of all Tolls or Rates collected upon Vessels passing the Lighthouses at Winterton and Orford, since 13th April 1826 up to 1st June 1828; stating the amount of expense for maintenance of the said Lights, under separate Heads, in each year, and of the net proceeds thereof, and how disposed.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Account, from 1st June 1828 to 1st January 1829.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the gross Receipt of all Tolls or Rates collected upon Vessels passing the Lighthouse at Dungeness, from 28th June 1828 to 1st January 1829; stating the amount of expense for maintenance of the said Light, under separate Heads, and of the net proceeds thereof, and how disposed.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the gross Receipt of all Tolls or Rates collected upon Vessels passing the Lighthouses at the North and South Forelands, for the years 1827 and 1828; stating the amount of expense for maintenance of the said Lights, under separate Heads, and of the net proceeds thereof, and how disposed.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the gross Receipt of all Tolls or Rates collected upon Vessels passing the Lighthouses at Hunston Cliff, in the County of Norfolk, for the years 1827 and 1828; stating the amount of expense for maintenance of the said Light, under separate Heads, and of the net proceeds thereof, and how disposed.

Returns from Ecclesiastical Courts, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Fees, Profits and Emoluments of the King's Proctor, for the years 1826, 1827, and 1828.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Fees, Profits and Emoluments of the King's Advocate, in virtue of his office, in the years 1826, 1827, and 1828.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Fees, Profits and Emoluments of the Judge, Registrars and Officers of the Consistory and Commissary Courts of London, in the years 1826, 1827, and 1828.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the late Fees of Proctors on Grants of Administration, on double Probates and on limited Administration, on Office Copies of Wills, and on all other Grants or Business done by Proctors and not returned to Parliament in the Table of Fees in 1825.

Addresses respecting Clergy, Churches and Chapels.

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, Copies or Abstracts of the Returns made to His Majesty in Council by each Bishop in England and Wales, on 25th March 1827 or 1828, as directed by the twenty-third section of 57 Geo. 3, c. 99.

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 Parish Churches and Chapels, and Chapels of Ease, of the Church of England, in each Parish, and the total in England and 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, an Abstract of the number of Resident and Licensed Curates in England and Wales, with the Amount of the Salaries of Curacies, according to the Diocesan Returns for the years 1827 and 1828.

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 Places of Worship, not of the Church of England, in each parish; distinguishing, as far as possible, of what sect or persuasion, and the total number of each sect in England and Wales.

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.

Address respecting Archdeaconry Courts of Lincoln and Norwich.

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 from the Archdeaconry Courts of the Dioceses of Lincoln and Norwich, of Copies of the Patents of the Commissary of the Bishop, and Official of the Archdeacon, in each and every of the Archdeaconries of the said Dioceses; also, of the Patents of the respective Registrars of the said Commissaries and Officials jurisdictions.

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 respecting Ecclesiastical Courts.

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, Returns from all Courts, and other authorities in England and Wales, empowered to grant Probate of Wills and Letters of Administration, stating the date of the earliest Wills in their respective Registries, the period at which there commences a regular series of original Wills and recorded Copies of Administration, Bonds and Inventories of Act, Books of Probates and Administrations, and of Indexes to the said Records: -Together with a Statement of any occasional chasms that may occur in, and an accurate detail of the state and condition of, the said Records.

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, Returns of the number of Wills proved, and Letters of Administration granted, in the several Jurisdictions respectively so empowered, in the years 1826, 1827, and 1828; and in cases where no Wills have been proved, nor Letters of Administration granted, in any Jurisdiction within the aforementioned period, the date of the last Will proved, or Letters of Administration granted, to be stated.

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 amount of Fees, Profits and Emoluments of every description, which have been received by the Judge, Record Keeper, Auditor of Accounts, all Deputies and Assistant Clerks, and all other Persons in the Ecclesiastical and Manorial Courts in England (except the Prerogative Court of Canterbury,) from 1825 to 1828, both inclusive.

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 Fees, Profits and Emoluments of the Registrars, Deputy Registrars and Proctors, on taking out Probates and Administrations, in the Ecclesiastical and Manorial Courts in England (except the Prerogative Court of Canterbury,) stating the different charges and fees in detail.

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.

Mr. Speaker reported Lords Commissioners Speech.

Mr. Speaker reported, That the House had been at the House of Peers, at the desire of the Lords Commissioners appointed under the Great Seal for opening and holding this present Parliament; and that the Lord High Chancellor, being one of the said Commissioners, made a Speech to both Houses of Parliament; of which Mr. Speaker said he had, to prevent mistakes, obtained a Copy, which he read to the House; and is as followeth;

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

We are commanded by His Majesty to inform you, that His Majesty receives from all Foreign Powers the strongest assurances of their desire to maintain and cultivate the most friendly relations with this Country.

His Majesty has seen with satisfaction that the War between Russia and the Ottoman Porte has been brought to a conclusion. The efforts of His Majesty to accomplish the main objects of the Treaty of the 6th July 1827 have been unremitted.

His Majesty, having recently concerted with His Allies measures for the Pacification and final Settlement of Greece, trusts that He shall be enabled, at an early period, to communicate to you the particulars of this arrangement, with such information as may explain the cause which His Majesty has pursued throughout the progress of these important transactions.

His Majesty laments that He is unable to announce to you the prospect of a Reconciliation between the Princes of the House of Braganza.

His Majesty has not yet deemed it expedient to reestablish, upon their ancient footing, His Majesty's diplomatic relations with the kingdom of Portugal; but the numerous embarrassments arising from the continued interruption of these relations increase His Majesty's desire to effect the termination of so serious an evil.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

His Majesty has directed the Estimates for the current year to be laid before you. They have been framed with every attention to economy, and it will be satisfactory to you to learn that His Majesty will be enabled to propose a considerable Reduction in the amount of the Public Expenditure, without impairing the efficiency of our Naval or Military Establishments.

We are commanded by His Majesty to inform you, that although the National Income during the last year has not attained the full amount at which it had been estimated, the diminution is not such as to cause any doubt as to the future prosperity of the Revenue.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

His Majesty commands us to acquaint you, that His attention has been of late earnestly directed to various important considerations connected with Improvements in the general administration of the Law.

His Majesty has directed that Measures shall be submitted for your deliberation, of which some are calculated, in the opinion of His Majesty, to facilitate and expedite the course of Justice in different parts of the United Kingdom, and others appear to be necessary preliminaries to a revision of the Practice and Proceedings of the Superior Courts.

We are commanded to assure you, that His Majesty feels confident that you will give your best attention and assistance to subjects of such deep and lasting concern to the well-being of His People.

His Majesty commands us to inform you, that the Export in the last year of British Produce and Manufactures has exceeded that of any former year.

His Majesty laments that, notwithstanding this indication of active Commerce, Distress should prevail among the Agricultural and Manufacturing Classes in some parts of the United Kingdom.

It would be most gratifying to the paternal feelings of His Majesty to be enabled to propose for your consideration, Measures calculated to remove the Difficulties of any portion of His Subjects, and at the same time compatible with the general and permanent interests of His People.

It is from a deep solicitude for those interests, that His Majesty is impressed with the necessity of acting with extreme caution in reference to this important subject.

His Majesty feels assured that you will concur with Him in assigning due weight to the effect of unfavourable seasons, and to the operation of other causes which are beyond the reach of legislative control or remedy.

Above all, His Majesty is convinced that no pressure of temporary difficulty will induce you to relax the determination which you have uniformly manifested to maintain inviolate the Public Credit, and thus to uphold the high character and the permanent welfare of the Country.

Motion for Address.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return to His Majesty our humble Thanks for the gracious Speech which His Majesty has directed to be delivered by the Lords Commissioners:

To assure His Majesty, that we have heard with high gratification that His Majesty receives from all Foreign Powers the strongest assurances of their desire to maintain and cultivate the most friendly relations with this Country; and that we participate in the satisfaction expressed by His Majesty, that the war between Russia and the Ottoman Porte has been brought to a conclusion:

To thank His Majesty for acquainting us that His efforts to accomplish the main objects of the Treaty of the 6th July 1827 have been unremitted; and to express to His Majesty our acknowledgments for the assurance that His Majesty, having recently concerted with His Allies measures for the pacification and final settlement of Greece, trusts that He shall be enabled, at an early period, to communicate to us the particulars of this arrangement, with such information as may explain the course which His Majesty has pursued throughout the progress of these important transactions:

To assure His Majesty that we concur with His Majesty in lamenting that He is unable to announce to us the prospect of a reconciliation between the Princes of the house of Braganza, and to thank His Majesty for the intimation, that although His Majesty has not yet deemed it expedient to re-establish upon their ancient footing His Majesty's diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Portugal, the numerous embarrassments arising from the continued interruption of these relations increase His Majesty's desire to effect the termination of so serious an evil:

To return our acknowledgements to His Majesty for having directed the Estimates for the current year to be laid before us, and for the assurance that they have been framed with every attention to economy, and to express to His Majesty our high gratification at learning that His Majesty has been enabled to make a considerable reduction in the amount of the Public Expenditure, without impairing the efficiency of our Naval or Military Establishments:

To assure His Majesty that we derive sincere satisfaction from the information, that although the National Income during the last year has not attained the full amount at which it had been estimated, the diminution is not such as to cause any doubt as to the future prosperity of the Revenue:

To acknowledge His Majesty's goodness in having of late earnestly directed His attention to various important considerations connected with improvements in the general administration of the Law, and in having commanded that measures shall be submitted for our deliberation, of which some are calculated, in the opinion of His Majesty, to facilitate and expedite the course of Justice in different parts of the United Kingdom, and others appear to be necessary preliminaries to a revision of the practice and proceedings of the Superior Courts; and to assure His Majesty that we will justify the confidence which His Majesty is pleased to repose in us, by giving our best attention and assistance to subjects of such deep and lasting interest to the well-being of His people:

To express to His Majesty our satisfaction at learning, that the Export in the last year of British Produce and Manufactures has exceeded that of any former year; and our sincere participation in the concern felt by His Majesty, that, notwithstanding this indication of active commerce, distress should prevail among the agricultural and manufacturing classes in some parts of the United Kingdom:

Cordially to acknowledge His Majesty's goodness in assuring us that it would be most gratifying to the paternal feelings of His Majesty to be enabled to propose for our consideration, measures calculated to remove the difficulties of any portion of His subjects, and at the same time compatible with the general and permanent interests of His people; and, humbly participating with His Majesty in a deep solicitude for those interests, to express our concurrence in the necessity of acting with extreme caution in reference to this important subject:

To assure His Majesty that we will not fail to assign due weight to the effect of unfavourable seasons, and to the operation of other causes which are beyond the reach of Legislative control or remedy:

That we are deeply sensible of the paramount importance of maintaining inviolate the Public Credit, and of thus upholding the high character and the permanent welfare of the Country.

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by inserting, after the words "any former year," the words, "But that we lament the existence of that distress "which His Majesty informs us prevails in some places.

"We are, however, in the faithful discharge of our duty, constrained to declare to His Majesty our opinion that this distress is not confined, as His Majesty has been advised, to some particular places, but that it is general among all the productive interests of the Country, which are severely suffering from its pressure.

"We beg to assure His Majesty, that we will adopt the caution His Majesty has recommended, in the consideration of such measures as may be proposed to us, and that our earnest endeavours shall be directed to relieve the Country from its present difficulties."

And the Question being put, That those words be there inserted;

Witness, John Turner.
Hy Hasker, Clerk to Mr.
Ja s Bourdillon, Solr,
Bread St, Cheapside.
G. F. Hampson.
J. B. Macaulay.

So it passed in the Negative.

Then the main Question being put;

Resolution for Address.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to return to His Majesty our humble Thanks for the gracious Speech which His Majesty has directed to be delivered by the Lords Commissioners:

To assure His Majesty, that we have heard with high gratification, that His Majesty receives from all Foreign Powers the strongest assurances of their desire to maintain and cultivate the most friendly relations with this Country; and that we participate in the satisfaction expressed by His Majesty, that the war between Russia and the Ottoman Porte has been brought to a conclusion:

To thank His Majesty for acquainting us that His efforts to accomplish the main objects of the Treaty of the 6th July 1827 have been unremitted; and to express to His Majesty our acknowledgments for the assurance that His Majesty, having recently concerted with His Allies measures for the pacification and final settlement of Greece, trusts that He shall be enabled, at an early period, to communicate to us the particulars of this arrangement, with such information as may explain the course which His Majesty has pursued throughout the progress of these important transactions:

To assure His Majesty that we concur with His Majesty in lamenting that He is unable to announce to us the prospect of a reconciliation between the Princes of the House of Braganza, and to thank His Majesty for the intimation that, although His Majesty has not yet deemed it expedient to re-establish upon their ancient footing His Majesty's diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Portugal, the numerous embarrassments arising from the continued interruption of these relations increase His Majesty's desire to effect the termination of so serious an evil:

To return our acknowledgments to His Majesty for having directed the Estimates for the current year to be laid before us, and for the assurance that they have been framed with every attention to economy, and to express to His Majesty our high gratification at learning that His Majesty has been enabled to make a considerable reduction in the amount of the Public Expenditure, without impairing the efficiency of our Naval or Military Establishments:

To assure His Majesty that we derive sincere satisfaction from the information, that although the National Income during the last year has not attained the full amount at which it had been estimated, the diminution is not such as to cause any doubt as to the future prosperity of the Revenue:

To acknowledge His Majesty's goodness in having of late earnestly directed His attention to various important considerations connected with improvements in the general administration of the Law, and in having commanded that measures shall be submitted for our deliberation, of which some are calculated, in the opinion of His Majesty, to facilitate and expedite the course of Justice in different parts of the United Kingdom, and others appear to be necessary preliminaries to a revision of the practice and proceedings of the Superior Courts; and to assure His Majesty that we will justify the confidence which His Majesty is pleased to repose in us, by giving our best attention and assistance to subjects of such deep and lasting interest to the well-being of His people:

To express to His Majesty our satisfaction at learning that the Export in the last year of British Produce and Manufactures has exceeded that of any former year, and our sincere participation in the concern felt by His Majesty, that, notwithstanding this indication of active commerce, distress should prevail among the agricultural and manufacturing classes in some parts of the United Kingdom:

Cordially to acknowledge His Majesty's goodness in assuring us that it would be most gratifying to the paternal feelings of His Majesty to be enabled to propose for our consideration measures calculated to remove the difficulties of any portion of His subjects, and at the same time compatible with the general and permanent interests of His People; and, humbly participating with His Majesty in a deep solicitude for those interests, to express our concurrence in the necessity of acting with extreme caution in reference to this important subject:

To assure His Majesty that we will not fail to assign due weight to the effect of unfavourable seasons, and to the operation of other causes which are beyond the reach of Legislative control or remedy:

That we are deeply sensible of the paramount importance of maintaining inviolate the Public Credit, and of thus upholding the high character and the permanent welfare of the Country.

Committee to draw up Address.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Address to be presented to His Majesty, upon the said Resolution:-And a Committee was appointed of the Earl of Darlington, Mr. Ward, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Peel, Mr. Courtenay, Lord Francis Leveson Gower, Sir George Clerk, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Planta, Sir Alexander Grant, or any Five of them: And they are to withdraw immediately into the Speaker's Chamber.

Speech referred.

Ordered, That the Speech of the Lords Commissioners, to both Houses of Parliament, be referred to the Committee.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow.

Veneris, 5 die Februarii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Liverpool Improvement Petition.

A PETITION of the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of the town of Liverpool, and of several Inhabitants of the said town, and the townships of Kirkdale, Everton and West Derby, was presented, and read; setting forth, That, owing to the present defective state of the pavement of several of the streets in the said town of Liverpool, great inconvenience has arisen to the Inhabitants and to persons resorting thereto; and in consequence of the improper disposition of several of the common sewers in the said town, and for want of additional common sewers, the houses and buildings therein have been much injured; and that certain ancient streets within the said town have been paved and repaired, and sewers made therein, at the expense of the said Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses, and certain others at the expense of the Inhabitants of the said town; and it would be attended with considerable benefit and advantage to the public, if the paving and repairs of the said streets, and the making sewers therein, were placed under the management and direction of one body of Commissioners, and other provisions made respecting the same, and the paving of the Dock quays, and for levelling and paving certain other streets already laid out, or which may be laid out, and for defining and ascertaining the boundaries between the said town and the said township of Kirkdale, and between the said town and certain parts of the said townships of Everton and West Derby, and if boundary streets were formed between the said town and townships; and it would be of great advantage to the public if the Mayor, Bailiffs and Common Council of the said town were authorized to make purchases for such purpose; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

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

List of Committees to be printed.

Sess. Papers, No. 2.

Ordered, That the Sessional Lists of Members to serve on Committees on Petitions for Private Bills, and on Private Bills, be printed.

Whitesheet Hill Road Petition.

A Petition of the Trustees for executing several Acts for amending, widening, and keeping in repair the Road from the bottom of Whitesheet Hill through Hurdcot, to the Wilton Turnpike Road at or near Barford, in the county of Wilts, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the money borrowed on the credit of the tolls cannot be paid off, and the Road effectually amended and kept in repair, unless the term and powers of the said Acts be enlarged; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

The House was moved, That the Standing Order of the House, of the 28th day of February 1734, "That no Bill be ordered to be brought in on any Petition for repairing or amending any Highway, or for making or cleansing any Port or Harbour, or for making any River navigable, or for any other work proposed to be carried on, by Tolls or Duties to be levied on the subject in particular places, till such Petition has been referred to a Committee, and they have examined the matter thereof, and reported the same to the House," might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Resolution of the House, of the 4th day of June, in the last Session of Parliament, and which Resolution was then made a Standing Order, might be read; and the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

Resolved, That the said Standing Order be dispensed with, in so far as it may apply to any Petition for a Bill to continue or amend any Act for making, keeping in repair, or improving any Turnpike Road; and that the Committee to whom any such Bill may be committed, do examine, in the first place, whether the Standing Orders of this House have been complied with, and report the same to the House, on the Report of such Bill.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Powell and Mr. Benet do prepare, and bring it in.

Accounts respecting Holyhead Roads, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of Loans advanced by the Commissioners for the issue of Exchequer Bills for Public Works and employment of the Poor, to the following Trusts on the Holyhead Road, viz. Saint Alban's, Hockliffe and Stratford, Stratford and Dunchurch, Dunchurch and Stonebridge, Bilston, Wolverhampton, Shiffnall and Wellington Trusts; showing the sums lent, the re-payments of principal, the payments of interest, and the sums remaining due on 5th January 1830; and also, showing the amount paid by each Trust in the year ending 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of Passengers, Carriages, and Horses, that were carried by the Holyhead Post Office Packets in the year 1829.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the sum paid into the Treasury in the year ending 5th January 1830 by the Post Office, towards the re-payment of loans advanced for the building of the Menai and Conway Bridges:-Also, of the total sum repaid up to the same date.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the sum paid into the Treasury in the year ending 5th January 1830 by the Holyhead Road Commissioners, for Tolls received on the Menai and Conway Bridges:- Also, of the total sum paid in up to the same date.

Dorchester Roads Petition.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing the Acts for amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in repair several Roads leading from the borough of Dorchester, in the county of Dorset, and for repealing so much of an Act passed in the sixth year of His present Majesty's reign, as relates to the repairing the Road leading from Wool to the said borough, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the money borrowed on the credit of the tolls cannot be repaid, nor the said Roads effectually amended and kept in repair, unless the term and powers of the said Acts are enlarged and the Tolls increased; and praying, That leave may be given to bring in a Bill for the same.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Bankes and Mr. Portman do prepare, and bring it in.

Return respecting Contempt of Court, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the several Persons who were confined for Contempt under process issuing out of the Courts of Chancery and Exchequer, on 7th March 1827 (the date of the last Return made by Order of this House); and also, of those who have been committed since that period; stating what persons have died, or been discharged from their contempts, since the said 7th March 1827, and how many now remain in custody for contempt.

Message for Copy of Minutes of Evidence.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, requesting that their Lordships will be pleased to communicate to this House, A Copy of the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee appointed by their Lordships in the last Session of Parliament to inquire into the state of the Coal Trade; and that Mr. Tennyson do carry the said Message.

Papers relating to Courts of Justice in India, ordered; No. 4.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Copy of the Table of Fees sanctioned by the Courts, and charged by the Officers of His Majesty's Supreme Courts of Judicature at Fort William, Fort St. George, Bombay, and Prince of Wales Island.