House of Commons Journal Volume 85
24 February 1830

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Mercurii, 24 die Februarii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Report from Committee on Standing Orders.

MR. Nicolson Calvert reported from the Select Committee, to whom shall be referred all Reports from Committees on Petitions for Private Bills, in which it shall be stated that any of the Standing Orders of this House have not been complied with; and that such Committee do report their opinion thereupon from time to time to the House; and to whom several Reports, stating that the Standing Orders have not been complied with, were referred; That they had made a further progress in the matters to them referred, and had come to several Resolutions, which they had directed him to report to the House; and the same were read, and agreed to by the House; and are as followeth;

Axmouth Harbour.

1. Resolved, That in the case of the Axmouth Harbour Petition, the Parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill.

Stafford Improvement.

2. Resolved, That in the case of the Stafford Improvement Petition, the Parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill.

Axmouth Harbour Bill, ordered.

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

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for maintaining and governing the Harbour of Axmouth and Works connected therewith, in the Parish of Axmouth, in the County of Devon: And that Sir Thomas Acland and Mr. Bastard do prepare, and bring it in.

Petitions against Kidderminster Road Bill.

A Petition of the Clergy, Gentry and others, the Inhabitants of Clent, in the county of Stafford;-of several Inhabitants of the parish of Chaddesley Corbett, in the county of Worcester;-and, of the Minister, Churchwardens and Inhabitants of the parish of Bellbroughton, in the county of Worcester, were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for making and maintaining certain Roads leading to and from Kidderminster, and other Roads in the counties of Worcester, Stafford and Salop; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

And the said Petitions were ordered to be referred to the Committee on the Bill.

Account of Timber imported, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the total quantity of Timber, Masts, Deals, Deal Ends, Staves, and Plank, imported into Great Britain from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia and Prussia respectively, during the years ending 5th January 1827, 1828, 1829, and 1830; distinguishing the quantities brought in British from those in Foreign Vessels.

Petition complaining of Monopoly of Coal Undertakers.

A Petition of several Coal Whippers of the Port of London, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have for various periods, and some of them for many years, been employed in the unloading of ships engaged in the Coal Trade, and beg leave to represent to the House, from their own personal experience, the many sufferings and impositions to which they are subjected; that the House has often, on former occasions, extended its protection towards persons then employed, as the Petitioners are now, as Coal Whippers, which protection, through the rapacious and subtle cupidity of others, has been as often unhappily frustrated; that by the 45th section of an Act of Parliament passed in the 47th year of his late Majesty King George the Third, for repealing the several Acts for regulating the vend and delivery of Coals, within the cities of London and Westminster and liberties thereof, and in certain parts of the counties of Middlesex, Surrey, Kent and Essex, and for making better provision for the same, a penalty of 10£. is inflicted on any licensed victualler who shall be concerned or interested directly or indirectly in his or her own name, or in the name or names of any other person or persons whomsoever, or by way of partnership or agreement, in exercising the trade of a Coal Undertaker; the said section of the said Act has for a long time been, and still continues to be, to the certain knowledge and great loss and detriment of the Petitioners, evaded by the licensed victuallers, who, in contempt of the provisions of the said Act, indirectly carry on and exercise the trade of Coal Undertakers by means of servants living in their houses and under their immediate control and direction, which servants provide coalheavers shovels, baskets and other implements for the unloading of coals from the colliers or coal ships, within the Port of London; that the trade of Coal Undertaker is so entirely engrossed and monopolized by the servants of licensed victuallers, acting under the control and direction of their masters, that no Coal Whipper can obtain employment according to the present system, except through such servants of licensed victuallers, and under conditions which the Petitioners submit are highly unjust and oppressive, and in their effects most injurious to the Petitioners and to their families; and praying the House to take the circumstances of their case into consideration, and if any doubt should remain upon the minds of the House as to the real existence and oppressive nature of the grievances and allegations contained in this Petition, to allow the Petitioners or other competent and impartial persons to be examined in support thereof, either at the bar or before a Committee of the House, to be appointed for that purpose.

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

Accounts from Bank of England, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of Money paid or payable at the Bank of England, for the management of the Public Debt, in the year 1829; together with an Account of all the Allowances made by the Public to the Bank, or charged by the Bank against the Public, for transacting any Public Service, in the year 1829, describing the nature of the service, and the amount charged thereon, in the said year, and including any sum under the denomination of House Money or House Expenses; and also, any sum under the denomination of Charges of Management on South-Sea Stock, and stating the aggregate amount of the whole.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, and Account of the aggregate amount of all Balances of Public Money in the hands of the Bank, including the Money taken from the Exchequer, by the Bank, in exchange for Exchequer Bills deposited at the Exchequer; and including also the Balances of the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery, Unclaimed Dividends, and Lottery Prizes, and all other Public Deposits, on the first and fifteenth days of each month, for the year 1829; stating the average amount of the whole, made up from the said days:-and also, an Account of the aggregate amount, in the hands of the Bank, of all Balances of all other drawing Accounts or Deposits on the first and fifteenth days of each month, for the year 1829; stating the average amount of the whole, made up from the said days.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Advances made by the Bank of England to Government on Exchequer Bills, and all other Securities, including Exchequer Bills, Deficiency Bills, Navy Bills, Victualling Bills, &c. on 28th August 1829, and 28th February 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Bank Notes in circulation on 26th February, and on 26th August, each year, from 26th February 1819 to 26th February 1830, both inclusive; distinguishing the amount of Bank Post Bills, the amount of Bank Notes under £.5, and the amount of Bank Notes of £.5 and upwards.

Ireland-Accounts, &c. ordered: Grand Jury Presentments.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the annual amount of Grand Jury Presentments received in Ireland during the last twenty years.

Savings' Banks.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Deposits made at the several Savings' Banks in Ireland, during each of the last ten years,

Tolls and Customs.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, Copies of the Schedules of Tolls and Customs at Fairs and Markets, deposited with the several Clerks of the Peace throughout Ireland.

Petitions for abolishing Slavery.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Pateley Bridge, and its vicinity;-and, of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting in Providence Chapel, Dacre, in the parish of Ripon,-were presented, and read; praying, That such means may be adopted, without any unnecessary delay, as shall to the House seem best calculated to abolish Slavery altogether, in every part of the British dominions.

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

Edinburgh Advocates Widows' Fund Petition, reported.

The Lord Advocate reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Dean and Faculty of Advocates in Scotland, and of several Members of the said Faculty; That they had examined the matter thereof; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to raise a Fund for Provisions to Widows of the Members of the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh: And that the Lord Advocate and Mr. Archibald Campbell do prepare, and bring it in.

St. Giles Vestry Petition, reported.

Lord John Russell reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Rector and of several of the Vestrymen and Inhabitants of the parish of Saint Giles-in-the-Fields, in the county of Middlesex, and also of the Rector, and of several of the Vestrymen and Inhabitants of the parish of Saint George Bloomsbury, in the same county; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for the Maintenance or Employment of the Poor, had been complied with; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better regulation of the Affairs of the Joint Parishes of Saint Giles-in-the-Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex, and of the separate Parishes of Saint Giles-in-the-Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the same County: And that Lord John Russell, Mr. Byng and Mr. Hobhouse do prepare, and bring it in.

Consolidated Fund Bill, committed.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the second reading of the Bill to apply certain sums of Money out of the Consolidated Fund, and from the Aids granted for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, to the Service of the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty, be now read; and the same being read:-The Bill was read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House, for To-morrow.

Supply, 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 the Supply granted to His Majesty;

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

Ways and Means, deferred.

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

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

County Palatine of Durham Bill, reported.

Lord William Powlett reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for extending certain Provisions of an Act of the eighth year of Queen Anne, "for the better security of Rents, and to prevent Frauds committed by Tenants," regarding Executions to certain process in use within the County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Committee on Illusory Appointments Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to alter and amend the Law relating to Illusory Appointments; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Ross 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.

Committee on Property in Infants, &c. Bill; No. 74.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for amending the Laws respecting Conveyances and Transfers of Estates and Funds vested in Trustees and Mortgagees, and for enabling Courts of Equity to give effect to their Decrees and Orders in certain Cases; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Ross reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

Mr. Ross 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.

Committee on Lunatics Property Bill; No. 75.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to Property belonging to infants, femes covert, idiots, lunatics, and persons of unsound mind; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Ross reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

Mr. Ross 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.

Committee on Liability of Real Property Bill; No. 76.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for consolidating and amending the Laws for facilitating the Payment of Debts out of Real Estate; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Ross reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

Mr. Ross 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.

Committee on Contempt in Equity Bill; No. 77.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for altering and amending the Law regarding Commitments by Courts of Equity for Contempts, and the taking Bills pro Confesso; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Ross reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be now received.

reported.

Mr. Ross 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.

Dramatic Writings Bill, presented. No. 78.

Mr. Lamb presented a Bill to alter and extend the provisions of 54 Geo. 3, c. 156, with respect to Dramatic Writings: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Monday next.

Ordered, That the Bill be printed.

Account of Rum, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Wells, from the Victualling Office, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-An Account of the total quantities of Rum sold or contracted for to the Commissioners for Victualling from 5th June 1820 to 5th January 1830 inclusive; expressing the strength and prices, and distinguishing each year:-And then he withdrew.

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

Petition against Thirsk Roads Bill.

A Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of land in the township of Skelton, in the county of York, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for repairing certain Turnpike Roads leading to and from Thirsk, in the county of York; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow.