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Veneris, 26 die Februarii Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
Cork City Election- Petition considered. Defaulters Names to be reported. Call deferred. Leave of Absence. Rother Levels Drainage Petition, reported. North Level Drainage and Navigation Petition, reported. Kingston Bridge Bill, ordered. Wigan Railway-Petition respecting Standing Orders, reported. Wigan Railway Bill, ordered. Congleton and Buxton Road Bill, committed. Ardwick Green and Wilmslow Road Bill, committed. Oxford Canal Petition, reported. Torrington Roads Bill, reported. West Cowgate Road Bill, presented. Abergavenny Roads Bill, presented. Louth Roads Bill, presented. Dundalk Roads Petition, reported. Dublin Improvement Petition, reported. Merlin's Bridge Road Bill, presented. Dewsbury Road and Bridge Petition, reported. Yeovil Improvement Petition, reported. Chard Roads Petition, reported. Forth and Clyde Canal Junction Road Petition, reported. Kirkby and Pinxton Road Bill, committed. Manchester Improvement Petition, reported. St. Helen's and Runcorn Gap Railway Bill, committed. Stafford Improvement Bill, ordered. Clifton Bridge Bill, presented. Swansea Gas Petition, reported. Wareham Roads Bill, presented. Petition against Dundalk Roads Bill. Cork City Election-Committee appointed. Tiverton Roads Petition, reported. St. Giles Vestry Bill, presented. New Chappel and Brighton Road Bill, committed. Kingston Inclosure Bill, presented. Ideridgehay Roads Bill, presented. Hull and Hedon Road Petition, reported. Rotherham Road Bill, presented. Petitions against Horsham and Gaildford Road Bill. Breconshire Roads Bill, presented. Dorchester Road Bill, reported. Longtown Roads Bill, presented. Ratcliffe (Collier) Dock Petition, reported. Petition against Mile-End Old Town Improvement Bill. Petition in favour of Broomielaw Railway and Tunnel Bill. Accounts, ordered: Soap. Malt. Spirits. Wine. Coffee. Account to be printed. No. 79. Wendover Road Bill, reported. Polloc and Govan Railway Petition, reported. Petition respecting Labourers Wages. Petition for Indemnity to certain Attornies Clerks. Petition for a Duty on Cotton Yarns exported. Petition against Importation of Foreign Gloves. Petition against alteration of the Currency. Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties. Petitions complaining of Agricultural Distress. Petition respecting Education of the Poor (Ireland.) Sub-letting Act Amendment (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Petition for Reform of Parliament. Accounts of Soap exported, ordered. Petition against Renewal of East India Charter. Addresses for Returns from the Court of Session (Scotland.) Returns respecting Record Commission, ordered. Petition respecting Welsh Judicature. Ireland-Returns, &c. ordered: Leather Duties. Paper Duties. Wide Streets (Dublin.) Petition respecting Church Building Act. Accounts, &c. ordered: Postage. Excise. Customs. Land and Assessed Taxes. Petition for Supply of wholesome Water to the Metropolis. Petition for repeal of Duties on Sugar and Rum. Petition for employing the Poor in the cultivation of Waste Lands. Petition respecting Parliamentary Agency, withdrawn. Motion respecting Parliamentary Agency. Motion respecting Members voting in Committees. East Retford Bill, committed. Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Committee of Supply. Sabbati, 27 die Februarii, 1830: Ways and Means, deferred. Paupers Removal Bill, deferred. Report Supply, deferred. Committee on Consolidated Fund Bill. Accounts of Timber imported, ordered. Return from East India Company, presented.

Veneris, 26 die Februarii Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Cork City Election- Petition considered.

THE hour appointed for taking into consideration the Petition of Francis Lyons, and others, Electors of the city of Cork, claiming to have and having a right to vote at the last election of a Member to serve in Parliament for the city of Cork, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the said city, being come;

The House proceeded to the appointment of a Select Committee to try and determine the merits of the said Petition, according to the directions of the Act 9 Geo. 4, "to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to the Trial of Controverted Elections or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament."

The Serjeant at Arms was sent, with the Mace, to the places adjacent, to require the attendance of the Members on the business of the House: And being returned;

The House was counted by Mr. Speaker; and two hundred and forty-three Members being present;

The counsel and agents were called in.

And the door being locked;

The Order of the day, for taking the said Petition into consideration, was read.

And the names of the Members were drawn, and read in the usual manner.

And the whole number of thirty-three names was completed.

Note:-That in the course of drawing the names, the name of a Member was drawn, who was excused, as being sixty years of age or upwards.

And Lists of the thirty-three names being delivered to the Clerk appointed to attend the said Committee, the door was opened, and the counsel and agents withdrew.

Defaulters Names to be reported.

Ordered, That the names of the Members who did not appear this day on the appointment of the Select Committee for the trial of the Petition complaining of an undue Election and Return for the city of Cork (which names were set aside) be reported by Mr. Speaker to the House upon Monday next.

Call deferred.

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

Ordered, That this House be called over upon Tuesday next.

Ordered, That such Members as shall not then attend, be sent for in custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Hodson have leave of Absence for a month, on account of ill health.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Williams have leave of Absence for a month, on account of ill health.

Rother Levels Drainage Petition, reported.

Sir Edward Knatchbull reported from the Committee on the Petition of several of the Commissioners under an Act for more effectually draining and preserving certain Marsh Lands or Low Grounds in the counties of Kent and Sussex; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for draining Lands 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 to amend an Act of the 7th year of His present Majesty, for more effectually draining and preserving certain Marsh Lands or Low Grounds in the Parishes of Sandhurst, Newenden, Rolvenden, Tenterden, Wittersham, Ebony, Woodchurch, Appledore and Stone, in the County of Kent; and Ticehurst, Salehurst, Bodiam, Ewhurst, Northiam, Beckly, Peasmarsh, Iden and Playden, in the County of Sussex: And that Sir Edward Knatchbull and Mr. Honywood do prepare, and bring it in.

North Level Drainage and Navigation Petition, reported.

Mr. Loch reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Commissioners for executing an Act passed in the 27th year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, for discharging the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, commonly called Bedford Level, from a Debt due to the Duke of Bedford and Earl of Lincoln, and for enabling the Proprietors of lands in the North Level, part of the said Great Level, to raise Money to discharge the proportion of the said North Level in the debts of the said Corporation, and for ascertaining and appropriating the Taxes to be laid on the said North Level, and for the more effectual draining and preserving the said North Level, and divers lands adjoining thereto, in the manor of Crowland, and of several Proprietors of lands in the said North Level, and in Great Portsand, in the said manor of Crowland; That the Standing Orders relative to Drainage and Navigation Bills 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 improving the drainage of the Lands lying in the North Level of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, and in Great Portsand, in the Manor of Crowland, and for providing a Navigation between Clow's Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut: And that Mr. Loch, Lord Francis Osborne and Lord Charles Manners do prepare, and bring it in.

Kingston Bridge Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which, upon the 15th day of this instant February, was 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 amending and extending the provisions of an Act passed in the 6th year of the reign of His present Majesty, for the rebuilding of Kingston Bridge, and for improving and making suitable Approaches thereto: And that Mr. Charles Pallmer and Mr. Denison do prepare, and bring it in.

Wigan Railway-Petition respecting Standing Orders, reported.

Mr. Stanley reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Canal Navigation from Leeds to Liverpool, being Proprietors of land upon the line of the Railway thereinafter mentioned, complaining that the Standing Orders had not been complied with, in respect to the Petition of several Persons for making and maintaining a Railway within the borough or township of Wigan, in the county palatine of Lancaster; That they had examined and found that the Standing Orders relative to Bills for making Railways, had been complied with, so far as any deviation from the said Standing Orders have not been already specially reported to the House; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report do lie upon the Table.

Wigan Railway Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which upon Friday last was 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 making and maintaining a Railway from the Borough of Wigan to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, in the Borough of Newton, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and collateral Branches to communicate therewith: And that Mr. Stanley and Lord Stanley do prepare, and bring it in.

Congleton and Buxton Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for repairing, amending and maintaining the Road from Congleton, in the County of Chester, to a Branch of the Leek Turnpike Road, at Thatchmarsh Bottom, in the parish of Hartington, in the County of Derby, and from the Lowe to the Havannah Mills, in the said County of Chester, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Egerton, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ardwick Green and Wilmslow Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Chorlton-row, near Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, to the Bridge at the Corn Mills at Wilmslow, in the County Palatine of Chester, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Egerton, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Oxford Canal Petition, reported.

Mr. Ashhurst reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Oxford Canal Navigation; That the Standing Orders relative to Navigation Bills, 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 to alter the line of the Oxford Canal, and to amend the Act for maintaining the said Canal: And that Mr. Ashhurst and Mr. John Fane do prepare, and bring it in.

Torrington Roads Bill, reported.

Mr. Edmund Bastard reported from the Committee on the Bill to enlarge the term and powers of an Act for more effectually improving the Roads to and from the town of Great Torrington, in the county of Devon; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

West Cowgate Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Bell presented a Bill for more effectually repairing, amending, widening and improving the Road from the West Cowgate, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to the Alemouth Turnpike Road, in the County of Northumberland, and for making and maintaining other Roads communicating therewith: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Abergavenny Roads Bill, presented.

Lord Granville Somerset presented a Bill for making and maintaining certain Roads leading to and from the Town of Abergavenny, in the County of Monmouth: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Louth Roads Bill, presented.

Sir William Ingilby presented a Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Saltfleet to the Head of the Canal in the Parish of Louth, from the West End of a Lane called Manby Middlegate, to the Waggon Bridge over the Canal at Alvingham Lock, from the West End of South-House Lane to the North End of the Eau Drain, and from Louth aforesaid to the Town of Horncastle, in the County of Lincoln: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Dundalk Roads Petition, reported.

Mr. Leslie Foster reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Inhabitants of the towns of Dundalk, Castle Blayney and Carrickmacross, and Proprietors and Occupiers of land in the counties of Louth, Monaghan and Armagh; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, 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 repairing and maintaining the Roads from the Town of Dundalk, in the County of Louth, to the Towns of Castle Blayney and Carrickmacross, in the County of Monaghan: And that Mr. Leslie Foster and Mr. North do prepare, and bring it in.

Dublin Improvement Petition, reported.

Mr. Moore reported from the Committee on the Petition of several of the Commissioners of Wide Streets; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for improving any City or Town, 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 to enable the Commissioners of Wide Streets to widen and improve certain Ways, Streets and Passages in and about the City and County of Dublin; and to amend and extend the provisions of an Act passed in the Forty-seventh year of the Reign of his late Majesty, for improving, and rendering more commodious such parts of the County, and County of the City of Dublin, as are situate on the South Side of the River Anna Liffey, and West of His Majesty's Castle of Dublin: And that Mr. Moore, Mr. Leslie Foster, and Mr. Doherty do prepare, and bring it in.

Merlin's Bridge Road Bill, presented.

Sir John Owen presented a Bill for improving and maintaining the Road from Merlin's Bridge to Pembroke Ferry, in the County of Pembroke: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Dewsbury Road and Bridge Petition, reported.

Mr. Marshall reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of land in the several parishes thereinafter mentioned; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, and to Bills for building Bridges, 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 making and maintaining a Road from Dewsbury to Horbury Bridge, in the West Riding of the County of York, with a Branch Road therefrom: And that Mr. Marshall and Lord Viscount Milton do prepare, and bring it in.

Yeovil Improvement Petition, reported.

Mr. Dickinson reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Inhabitant Householders of Yeovil, in the county of Somerset; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for the improvement of any City or Town, 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 lighting, watching, cleansing, paving and otherwise improving the town of Yeovil, in the County of Somerset: And that Mr. Dickinson and Sir Thomas Lethbridge do prepare, and bring it in.

Chard Roads Petition, reported.

Mr. Dickinson reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads which lead to and through the town and borough of Chard, in the county of Somerset, and for making and maintaining a new Road from Chard to Drempton, in the county of Dorset; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; except, that in the Book of Reference deposited with the Clerk of the Peace, the names of the Owners and Occupiers of the lands through which the Roads are intended to pass, are, in some instances, incorrectly stated, such Owners and Occupiers having been changed since the survey was made; but the present Owners and Occupiers have all been applied to for their consents; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be referred to the Select Committee on Standing Orders.

Forth and Clyde Canal Junction Road Petition, reported.

Mr. Laurence Dundas reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Company of Proprietors of the Forth and Clyde Navigation; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, 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 making and maintaining a Road from the Cut of Junction of the Forth and Clyde Navigation with the Monkland Canal to the Road leading from Port Dundas to the Garscube Road, in the County of Lanark: And that Mr. Laurence Dundas and Mr. Archibald Campbell do prepare, and bring it in.

Kirkby and Pinxton Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for repairing and improving the Road from the Nottingham and Mansfield Turnpike Road through Kirkby and Pinxton to Carter-lane, and to the Colliery near Pinxton Green, in the Counties of Nottingham and Derby, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Lumley, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Manchester Improvement Petition, reported.

Lord Stanley reported from the Committee on the Petition of several of the Directors and Commissioners for executing the Acts for cleansing, lighting, watching and regulating the streets, lanes, passages and places within the towns of Manchester and Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, for widening and rendering more commodious several of the said streets, lanes and passages, and for other purposes therein mentioned, and for better lighting with Gas the said town; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for improving any City or Town, 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 to amend several Acts for supplying the Town of Manchester with Gas, and for regulating and improving the same Town: And that Lord Stanley and Mr. Blackburne do prepare, and bring it in.

St. Helen's and Runcorn Gap Railway Bill, committed.

A Bill for making a Railway from the Cowley-Hill Colliery, in the Parish of Prescot, to Runcorn Gap, in the same Parish, with several Branches therefrom, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster, and for constructing a Wet Dock at the termination of the said Railway at Runcorn Gap aforesaid, was read a second time, and committed to Lord Stanley, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Stafford Improvement Bill, ordered.

The House was moved, That the Report which, upon Wednesday last, was 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 paving, lighting, watching, cleansing, regulating and improving the Streets, Lanes and other public Passages and Places within the Borough of Stafford, in the County of Stafford: And that Mr. Benson and Mr. Beaumont do prepare, and bring it in.

Clifton Bridge Bill, presented.

Sir William Guise presented a Bill for building a Bridge over the River Avon, from Clifton, in the County of Gloucester, to the opposite side of the River, in the County of Somerset, and for making convenient Roads and Approaches to communicate therewith: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Swansea Gas Petition, reported.

Mr. Rice Trevor reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Shareholders in the Swansea Gas-Light Company; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for lighting any City or Town with Gas, 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 better lighting with Gas the Town of Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan: And that Mr. Rice Trevor and Lord James Stuart do prepare, and bring it in.

Wareham Roads Bill, presented.

Mr. Lowther Thompson presented a Bill for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads leading from the Market Cross in the Town of Wareham, and in Purbeck, in the County of Dorset, and for making another Road communicating therewith: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petition against Dundalk Roads Bill.

A Petition of several Landholders and others, Inhabitants of the county of Louth, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for repairing and maintaining the Roads from the Town of Dundalk, in the County of Louth, to the Towns of Castle Blaney and Carrickmacross, in the County of Monaghan; and praying, That they may be heard, by their counsel or agents, against the same.

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

Cork City Election-Committee appointed.

The counsel and agents before mentioned, being returned to the bar, the Clerk appointed to attend the said Committee delivered in to the House a reduced List; and the same was called over, and is as follows:

Sir William Scott, Baronet, William Russell, Esquire, John Marshall, Esquire, James Loch, Esquire, the Right honourable Sir George Murray, James Bradshaw, Esquire, John Henry North, Esquire, Thomas Alcock, Esquire, Sir Thomas Baring, Baronet, John Norman Macleod, Esquire.

And the said eleven Members, being the Select Committee for trying the merits of the Petition complaining of an undue Election and Return for the city of Cork, were sworn by the Clerk at the Table, in the usual manner; and thereupon the counsel and agents withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Committee do meet forthwith, in one of the Committee Chambers appointed for hearing the Trials of Controverted Elections.

Tiverton Roads Petition, reported.

Lord Viscount Ebrington reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Trustees for executing two Acts for repairing the Roads leading to and from Tiverton, in the county of Devon, and of several Trustees for executing an Act for repairing several Roads leading from and through the town of Wiveliscombe, in the county of Somerset, and of several of the Commissioners for executing the Acts for paving and improving the said town of Tiverton; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with, so far as relates to the proposed Amendment of the Acts relating to the Tiverton Roads; but, in so far as respects the proposed Amendment of the Acts relating to the Wiveliscombe Roads, the Standing Orders have not been fully complied with; inasmuch as the Notices relating thereto, were published only twice in the newspapers in the month of November, the promoters of the measure not being aware of the necessity of such publication, until it was too late to give the remaining Notice in that month; and it also appeared to the Committee, that the subsequent Notice was published in the newspapers on the 15th day of the month of December; and that they had examined the matter of the Petition; and the Report was brought up, and read.

Ordered, That the Report be referred to the Select Committe on Standing Orders.

St. Giles Vestry Bill, presented.

Lord John Russell presented a Bill for the better regulation of the Affairs of the joint Parishes of Saint Gilesin-the-Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex, and of the separate Parishes of Saint Gilesin-the-Fields and Saint George Bloomsbury, in the same County: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

New Chappel and Brighton Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for more effectually repairing and maintaining the Road from New Chappel, in the County of Surrey, to Ditcheling Bost Hills, in the County of Sussex, and from thence to the Town of Brighthelmston, in the same County; and also, for making and maintaining a Branch of Road from the Town of Ditcheling to Clayton, in the County of Sussex, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Burrell, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Kingston Inclosure Bill, presented.

Mr. Burrell presented a Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Kingston near Lewes, and Iford, in the County of Sussex: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Ideridgehay Roads Bill, presented.

Mr. Mundy presented a Bill for improving and maintaining the Turnpike Roads, from the Wirksworth Turnpike Road, in the Hamlet of Ideridgehay, to the Town of Duffield, and from the Market-place in Wirksworth to the Turnpike Road leading from Derby to Brassington, and from the said Market-place to the Turnpike Road leading from Wirksworth Moor to Matlock Bath, all in the County of Derby: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Hull and Hedon Road Petition, reported.

Mr. William Duncombe reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Owners of estates and Inhabitants in or near the town of Kingston-upon-Hull; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, 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 making and maintaining a new Turnpike Road from the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, in the County of the said Town, to Hedon, in the County of York: And that Mr. Duncombe and Mr. Fountayne Wilson do prepare, and bring it in.

Rotherham Road Bill, presented.

Mr. William Duncombe presented a Bill for altering, improving, diverting and maintaining the Road from Rotherham to the Four-Lane Ends, near Wortley, in the West Riding of the County of York: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Petitions against Horsham and Gaildford Road Bill.

A Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of estates in the parishes of Slinfold, Itching field and Billinghurst, in the county of Sussex;-and, of several Inhabitants of the town and parish of Horsham, and also Owners and Occupiers of houses, lands and estates therein,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Horsham to the Road leading to Guildford, at Alford Crossways, with two Branches therefrom, and for making and maintaining a new Branch of Road to communicate therewith, all in the Counties of Sussex and Surrey; and praying, That they may be heard, by themselves, their counsel or agents, against certain parts thereof.

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

Breconshire Roads Bill, presented.

Mr. Thomas Wood presented a Bill for more effectually repairing and improving several Roads in the Counties of Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan, and for making and maintaining several new Branches of Road to communicate therewith: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Dorchester Road Bill, reported.

Mr. Bankes reported from the Committee on the Bill for repairing the Road from Wool Bridge to the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Longtown Roads Bill, presented.

Sir James Graham presented a Bill for more effectually repairing the Roads to and from Longtown, and certain other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Cumberland: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Ratcliffe (Collier) Dock Petition, reported.

Mr. Byng reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Merchants, Traders and others, interested in the trade of the Port of London; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for making Docks, 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 making and constructing certain Wet Docks, Warehouses and other Works, for the accommodation and better security of Ships and other Vessels in the Coal and other trades in and near the Hamlet of Ratcliffe, in the County of Middlesex: And that Mr. Byng and Mr. Samuel Whitbread do prepare, and bring it in.

Petition against Mile-End Old Town Improvement Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants, Householders and Ratepayers of the hamlet of Mile-End Old Town, in the parish of Saint Dunstan Stebonheath otherwise Stepney, in the county of Middlesex, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to amend an Act for lighting and improving the Hamlet of Mile-End Old Town, in the Parish of Saint Dunstan Stebonheath otherwise Stepney, in the County of Middlesex; and praying, That they may be heard by themselves, their counsel or agents, against the same.

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

Petition in favour of Broomielaw Railway and Tunnel Bill.

A Petition of the Provost, Magistrates and Council of the royal burgh of Montrose, was presented, and read; taking notice of the application for leave to bring in a Bill for making a Railway and Tunnel from the Broomielaw Harbour of Glasgow, to communicate with the Canals and Railways passing by or terminating at the Higher Levels towards the North and North-east of the said City of Glasgow; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Accounts, ordered: Soap.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all Soap made in each town in Great Britain, for the years 1827, 1828 and 1829; specifying the quantity made in each year, and distinguishing the Hard from the Soft Soap.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Drawback recovered on Soap exported during the above years.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Allowances made to the Manufacturers of Silks, Woollens and Linens; distinguishing the Hard from the Soft Soap.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of all Soap exported to Ireland, and the quantities shipped from each Port, for the years 1827, 1828 and 1829.

Malt.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of quarters of Malt charged with Duty, the amount of the said Duty, the rate per quarter in each year; also, the number of quarters of Malt used by Brewers and Victuallers, the number of barrels of Strong, Intermediate and Table Beer, separately; the amount of Duty on Beer, and the rate of Duty per barrel for each sort of Beer, in each year, from 5th January 1821 to 5th January 1830, stated in Imperial measure.

Spirits.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of gallons of Spirits charged with Duty in England, Scotland and Ireland, separately, the rate of Duty per gallon, and the total amount of the Duty; also the number of gallons of Spirits imported into England from Scotland and Ireland, separately, in each year, from 5th January 1821 to 5th January 1830, stated in Imperial measure.

Wine.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of gallons of Foreign Wine upon which the Duty has been paid for Home Consumption, and the rate of Duty per gallon, stated in the Imperial measure, in each year, from 5th January 1821 to 5th January 1830.

Coffee.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of pounds of Coffee upon which Duty has been paid for Home Consumption, with the rate of Duty per pound, in each year, from 5th January 1821 to 5th January 1830, stated in Imperial weights.

Account to be printed. No. 79.

Ordered, That the Account of the total quantities of Rum sold, or contracted for, to the Commissioners for Victualling, which was presented to the House upon Wednesday last, be printed.

Wendover Road Bill, reported.

The Marquis of Chandos, by Order, reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Wendover to the town of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had been complied with; and that they had examined the allegations of the Bill, and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Polloc and Govan Railway Petition, reported.

Mr. Archibald Campbell reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Proprietors of land in the county of Lanark, and Merchants and Manufactures in the city of Glasgow; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for making Railways, 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 making and maintaining a Railway from the Lands of Polloc and Govan to the River of Clyde, at the Harbour of Broomielaw, in the County of Lanark, with a Branch to communicate therefrom: And that Mr. Archibald Campbell and Mr. Maxwell of Renfrewshire, do prepare, and bring it in.

Petition respecting Labourers Wages.

A Petition of several Clergy, Silk-Throwsters, Manufacturers, Shopkeepers and Operatives of Congleton, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the system of paying wages in truck, as practised in the said town and the neighbourhood, has a most injurious influence on all classes of society; being unfair to the manufacturers who pay in money, oppressive and cruel to workmen, and most unjust to the regular shopkeepers, as it has a direct tendency, not only to deprive the latter of the honest profits of their trade, but of their customers altogether; and praying the House to take the subject into their speedy consideration, and to devise such remedy to prevent the working classes from being paid their wages in goods instead of money as to them shall seem meet.

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

Petition for Indemnity to certain Attornies Clerks.

A Petition of several Persons being now or late articled Clerks to Attornies, residing at Preston, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have been duly articled as clerks to attornies, and paid the stamp duties chargeable upon such articles before the execution thereof; that by the general law, only six months after the execution of the articles of clerkship is allowed for enrolling such articles; but it having been heretofore the practice for the House annually to pass an Act to indemnify such clerks as should have omitted to enrol their articles within the said six months, the Petitioners, relying upon such annual Indemnity Act, have neglected to enrol their said articles with the proper officer, and now find that no Act for indemnifying persons in the Petitioners' situation was passed during the last Session of Parliament; and praying the House forth with to pass an Act to indemnify them against their said omissions.

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

Petition for a Duty on Cotton Yarns exported.

A Petition of several Operative Cotton Weavers of Preston and its vicinity, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the suffering of the Petitioners is without a parallel in the annals of history, and that arises from the very low rate of wages; the necessity of our manufacturers being on a level (as regards their wages) with the continental manufacturers, has reduced them to that deplorable state of suffering for the Petitioners to work from twelve to fourteen hours in the day for 10d., and in thousands of cases a man, together with his family of from four to six persons, are compelled to subsist upon that small pittance (under the present political state of trade), is more seriously felt than can possibly be described; and praying, That the Duty now upon the Cotton Wool imported be removed, and a Duty of eight per cent. laid on Cotton Yarns exported, which they hope will give full employment and living wages to the Petitioners, who now entirely depend on the fabrication of cotton cloth, as well as those who have been obliged to seek employment in other callings.

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

Petition against Importation of Foreign Gloves.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Woodstock, and parts adjacent, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners humbly represent, that they have patiently and submissively waited and watched up to the present time the effect of foreign competition without reciprocity; that the Petitioners have partially seen and have reason to believe distress universally prevails through the agricultural and manufacturing districts; that in the more immediate line of trade in which the Petitioners are engaged, an increase of suffering has been endured, and the Petitioners can only anticipate sooner or later utter ruin, if the foreign manufactured article is permitted to be brought into the home market, whilst foreign governments refuse to admit British manufactured goods in return; and praying, That a Bill may be passed to prohibit the importation of French and other Gloves, until France and other countries will enter into a treaty with the British government, upon fair and equitable terms, for the admission of British manufactures; and further praying, That the House will enforce every system of economy and retrenchment in all departments of the State.

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

Petition against alteration of the Currency.

A Petition of several Shopkeepers and Retail Dealers, in the Saint Paul's district, in the town of Manchester, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, in consequence of the extreme poverty of their customers, have of late years been deprived of a great portion of their accustomed profits; that during the whole of last year, in particular, the trade of the Petitioners has been in a most depressed state, and there is now few amongst them able to pay the rents of their shops, and the heavy government and local taxes to which they are liable, without lessening the capital which is necessary to carry on their several businesses; that, believing their distress to be occasioned by the enormous load of taxation, and the existence of monopolies, which prevent the manufactures of the district in which they live from being freely exchanged for the corn and other surplus produce of other lands, the Petitioners respectfully but most earnestly pray for an immediate relaxation of such monopolies, and an instant and great reduction of taxes, especially of those which press most heavily on the industrious classes; that the Petitioners, looking for relief alone in the measures they have named, pray that Commerce be not disturbed by again altering the value of the Currency.

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

Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties.

A Petition of several Proprietors and Occupiers of land, and Inhabitants of Norham and Island Shires, in the county of Durham;-of Gentry, Yeomanry and others, of Shipley near Horsham;-of several Inhabitants of the county of Lincoln;-of Freeholders and Inhabitants of Shropshire, and of the hundred of South Bradford, the Burgesses of Shrewsbury, and Wenlock and Condover;- and, of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Shropshire,- were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners consider it their bounden duty to represent to the House the overwhelming distress which pervades the agricultural and manufacturing classes, and that unless the present urgent distress be speedily relieved, it must produce most disastrous consequences, hazardous to the peace and safety of the kingdom at large; and praying the House to investigate the state of the country, and to rectify with firmness and vigour the innumerable abuses which affect its prosperity, and, as a commencement, forthwith to repeal all the Taxes upon Malt and Beer, and a greater part of the Assessed Taxes, thereby in some degree immediately relieving the distressed labourer and mechanic, and creating amongst the people of that class and themselves, patience and hope under extreme privations.

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

Petitions complaining of Agricultural Distress.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the parishes of Saint Mary Bourne;-of King Somborn;-of Barton Stacey; -of Bullington;-of Littleton;-of Crawley;-of Ecchenswell, in the county of Southampton,-and, of several Land-owners, Farmers and others interested in agriculture in Doncaster,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners beg to represent to the House, that the Agriculture and Commerce of the country are labouring under peculiar and unprecedented difficulties, which appear to increase so rapidly, that the Petitioners look forward to the future with the most anxious fears, apprehensive that some dreadful crisis may occur; they beg to declare that the pressure is not confined to one class only, but that all the industrious classes alike suffer; commerce is embarrassed, and confidence destroyed, not in the integrity of men, but their ability to fulfil their obligations; stagnation often prevails in the markets, and sacrifices are daily made to meet existing engagements, while at the same time the want of employment and the reduced wages of the labourer are productive of grievous sufferings to them, and the poor-houses and gaols are crowded to an unprecedented degree; and praying the House to take the present alarming state of the country into their most serious consideration, and to adopt such measures as may be most conducive to the revival of its former prosperity.

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

Petition respecting Education of the Poor (Ireland.)

A Petition of the Bishops professing the Roman Catholic Religion in Ireland, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have, upon several former occasions, most earnestly prayed the attention of the House to the state of Education in Ireland; that this important subject, notwithstanding the several Reports relating to it, which have been laid upon the Table of the House, still continues to distract and to divide the population of Ireland; that the public money voted by the House to aid the Education of all the Irish poor, continues to be diverted from that object, and applied to the maintenance of schools objected to by the Catholic population of Ireland, Clergy and people; that the Catholic children who attend such schools are comparatively few in number, such attendance, wheresoever it occurs, being the effect of necessity, hope or fear, and in no instance known or discoverable by the Petitioners, the result of free, unrestrained choice; that all such statements as may have been made, whether to the House or to the public at large, setting forth that any portion of the Roman Catholic Clergy or people of Ireland are friendly to a system of Education prescribing the reading of the Sacred Scriptures without note or comment, by children in schools, are founded in error or misconception; that the Petitioners, in renewing their earnest appeal to the wisdom, benevolence and generosity of the House in favour of the poor of Ireland, are not more influenced thereto by a desire to see the blessings of a well-ordered system of Education extended to all classes of the Irish people without religious distinction, than they are by a heartfelt anxiety to witness the perfect establishment of religious peace; the Petitioners are the more earnest in their prayer on this subject, from knowing that strife, animosity and persecution have, in numberless instances, arisen from the application, as hitherto made, of the funds voted by the House to promote the Education of the Poor of Ireland; and praying, That it may please the House to take this subject into their favourable consideration, and cause to be adopted such measures in aid of Education in Ireland as impartial justice to all classes of His Majesty's subjects may, in the judgment of the House, seem to demand.

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

Sub-letting Act Amendment (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That 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, be read a second time upon Tuesday next.

Petition for Reform of Parliament.

A Petition of Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Buckland, near Dovor, in the county of Kent, was presented, and read; setting forth, That, for want of full, effective due control on the part of the people, a state of things (manifestly injurious to all classes of the community) has unhappily now arisen throughout the Nation to such an unparalleled height as to loudly call for immediate redress; fully sensible that all monopolies created during war must, sooner or later, necessarily find their level, by productions of foreign powers and otherwise in time of peace, the Petitioners long since expected the Ministers of the Crown would have advised His Majesty to recommend the whole system of finance, agriculture, manufactures and commerce to the deliberate consideration of Parliament, whereby the British Legislature would have had the best early opportunity of revising, correcting or re-modelling either department, commensurate with the change of time, to national advantage; a period of sixteen years, however, having fully elapsed without any such useful propositions emanating from His Majesty's Government, or any reduction of taxation (sufficient to alleviate the enormous burthens so long patiently borne by a truly-industrious population), the Petitioners lament herein to show the appalling fact, that a million and a half of taxes (including church, poor and other local heavy rates) now collected weekly, exceeds the profits arising from agriculture, manufactures and commerce, the result of which (leaving no means of effectually supporting themselves and families) obliges the Petitioners thus to solicit the House will take warning in time, by immediately considering the propriety of moving for the total abolition of all unmerited sinecures, a thorough investigation of all public grants (especially those in reversion), an equally firm review of the Tithe system in general (with intent to modify the same), as also of all revenues appertaining to the Church Establishment, the Prebends and other useless pluralities of which would creditably yield so large an amount towards maintaining the poor (as formerly), or liquidating the National Debt; that some reduction of Duties (now levied on all the principal necessaries of life) be immediately effected, consistent with good faith towards the public creditor; that officers in every department of His Majesty's service be incapacitated from holding more than one commission or situation, the pay or salary of which amounts to 100£. per annum; that the tax on useful knowledge (now impolitically levied on newspapers and other meritorious publications) be materially reduced; that all householders (who pay rates and taxes) be eligible to vote for National Representatives to serve in the Commons House of Parliament, and that the poll for election be taken by ballot at the hundred court to which such voters respectively belong; and the Petitioners (while fully assured that such exemplary measures would long prevent their enumerating other well-known grievances, be an encouragement to industry, a stimulus to the drooping energies of British talent, and create a cheerful spirit of mercantile enterprise among all classes, for the general welfare) will, as in duty bound, ever pray.

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

Accounts of Soap exported, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the total quantities of Hard Soap exported from Great Britain for the years 1828 and 1829 respectively; specifying the particular quantities exported from the Ports of Glasgow, Liverpool, Bristol and London.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the total amount of Duty repaid in the shape of Drawback upon Hard Soap exported from Great Britain for the same periods; specifying the particular amount so repaid at each of the above-mentioned Ports.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the total quantity of Hard Soap exported from Great Britain to the different Ports of Ireland, for the years 1828 and 1829; particularizing the quantity to each Port for each year.

Petition against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Clergy, Land Owners, Merchants, Manufacturers, and other Inhabitants of the town and parish of Bingley, in the West Riding of the county of York, was presented, and read; praying, That the restriction on the residence of British subjects in India may be removed, and the necessary steps taken to throw open the trade to China, on the expiration of the present Charter of the East India Company.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Select Committee on East India Company's affairs.

Addresses for Returns from the Court of Session (Scotland.)

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 causes enrolled in the Rolls of the Outer House of the Court of Session of Scotland for the following periods-from 12th November 1825 to 11th November 1826; from 11th November 1826 to 10th November 1827; from 10th November 1827 to 8th November 1828; and, from 8th November 1828 to 14th November 1829.

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 Decrees and Judgments Interlocutory and Final, and of Orders given incidentally on Motion or Petition, in the Inner House in the two Divisions of the Court of Session respectively, during the same periods; distinguishing them under the proper heads.

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 Interlocutors, Judgments, and other Acts of the several Lords Ordinary of the Court of Session, during the same periods; distinguishing them under the proper heads.

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 printed Papers given in to be considered by the two Divisions of the Court of Session respectively, during the latter half of the year 1826, and during the years 1827, 1828 and 1829 respectively.

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 written and printed Papers given in to be considered by the several Lords Ordinary during the same period.

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 Bills of Suspension and Advocation, Answers given in, and Interlocutors and Judgments pronounced in the Bill Chamber of the Court of Session, during the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829; distinguishing the same.

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 Days and of Hours (as nearly as the same can be ascertained) of the Sittings in Court of the two divisions of the Court of Session, respectively, from 12th November 1828 to 12th November 1829.

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 Quarto Pages contained in the written Papers given in to be considered by the two Divisions of the Court of Session, respectively, during the same period.

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 Cases tried in the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh, and on the Circuits, during the years 1808, 1809 and 1810, and the years 1827, 1828 and 1829 respectively; together with the number of Days occupied in the trial of the same Cases, during the three latter years.

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.

Returns respecting Record Commission, ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return, in detail, under separate heads, of the manner in which the Sums charged in the Civil Contingencies, as paid to the Commissioners of Public Records, in the year 1829, have been expended; also, of the manner in which the Sums charged in the Miscellaneous Estimates, as paid to the Commissioners of Public Records, in 1829, for Printing, have been expended.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return, in detail, of the various Works published, and in course of Publication, under the direction of the Record Commissioners; specifying both the names of each and every Person who has been or is employed, whether as Sub-Commissioner, Clerk, Transcriber, or otherwise, in any stage of editing, compiling, transcribing, preparing for the press, subsequently revising and correcting each of such Works, 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, or contracted to be 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.

Petition respecting Welsh Judicature.

A Petition of Freeholders, Farmers, Traders and Inhabitants of the county of Cramarthen,-was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are fully sensible of the important benefits which will accrue to the Inhabitants of the principality of Wales, from their being admitted to equal rights and privileges in matters of law, with the other subjects of the realm, and brought under the immediate jurisdiction of the Superior Courts of Common Law, and the Judges who preside in those tribunals; the Petitioners beg leave to state, that they have seen with great satisfaction the efforts which are now making by the Commission appointed to take into consideration the practice of the Courts of Common Law, with the object of simplifying proceedings, abolishing unnecessary expense, and rendering the course of justice uniform and acceptable to all; and they pray, That the House will take such measures as may secure to them those inestimable advantages in common with His Majesty's subjects residing in the realm of England.

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

Ireland-Returns, &c. ordered: Leather Duties.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Produce of the Excise Duty on Leather in Ireland, in each of the years ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Expenses of the Collection of the Excise Duty on Leather in Ireland, for each of the years ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830; distinguishing the particulars of such Expenses under the respective heads thereof.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Sums actually received for Penalties for breaches of the Excise Laws on Leather in Ireland, for each of the years ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830; with the application of such Sums respectively.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Law Costs and Incidental Expenses of Proceedings for Penalties under the Excise Laws relating to Leather, in Ireland, for each of the years ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Statement of the number and nature of the Oaths required by Law to be taken by the manufacturers of Leather in Ireland, under the Excise Laws.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Statement of the number and nature of the Oaths required by Law to be taken by the Officers of Excise in Ireland, in charge of the collection or management of the Excise Duties on Leather.

Paper Duties.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Produce of the Excise Duty on Paper in Ireland, in each of the years ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Expenses of the Collection of the Excise Duty on Paper in Ireland, for each of the years ending the 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830; distinguishing the particulars of such Expenses under the respective heads thereof.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Sums actually received for Penalties for Breaches of the Excise Laws in Ireland, on Paper, for each of the years ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830; with the application of such Sums respectively.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Law Costs and Incidental Expenses of Proceedings for Penalties under the Excise Laws relating to Paper, in Ireland, for each of the years ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830.

Wide Streets (Dublin.)

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Inquests or Inquisitions held under the Statutes "for the Improvement of the City of Dublin, by making wide and convenient passages through the same," with the dates of such Inquests or Inquisitions respectively; distinguishing therein the number and times of adjournment in each case; such Return to commence on 1st January 1820, and to end on 1st January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Names of Persons who have served as Jurors on any Inquest or Inquisition, or adjournment thereof, held under the Statutes "for the Improvement of the City of Dublin, by making wide and convenient Passages through the same;" distinguishing each such service by date; such Return to commence from 1st January 1820, and end 1st January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the sum or sums of Money paid to each Juror who has served on any Inquest or Inquisition, or adjournment thereof, held under the Statutes "for the Improvement of the City of Dublin, by making wide and convenient Passages through the same;" distinguishing each sum by date or dates, and nature of service; such Return to commence from 1st January 1820, and end 1st January 1830.

Petition respecting Church Building Act.

A Petition of the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, was presented, and read; setting forth, That by an Act of the session of Parliament of the 7th and 8th of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to amend the Acts for the building and promoting the building of additional Churches in populous Parishes," it is enacted, That when any person or persons shall, to the satisfaction of His Majesty's Commissioners for building new Churches, endow any Chapel built or hereafter to be built by such person or persons with some permanent provision of land, or monies in the funds, exclusively, or in addition to the pew rents or other profits arising from the said Chapel, such endowment to be settled and assured as the said Commissioners shall authorize and direct, it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to declare, that the right of nominating a Minister to the said Chapel shall for ever thereafter be in the person or persons building and endowing the said Chapel, his, her or their heirs and assigns, or in such person or persons as he, she or they shall appoint, and notwithstanding no compensation or endowment may be made to or for the benefit of the Minister of the Church of the parish within which such Chapel may be built; and it appears from a Return made to the House, that in pursuance of the above clause, several Chapels have been built, or are in the course of building, but that doubts having been raised as to the power of the Commissioners under the Act, the declaration of the right of nomination has not yet in any instance been made; that the Petitioners are informed, that application will be made to the House in the present session of Parliament, to remove the doubts which have been so raised, and that they in consequence avail themselves of the opportunity respectfully to submit to the consideration of the House the grounds on which they object to the above-cited clause in its present form; that, while they contemplate with the liveliest satisfaction the facilities which have of late years been given, under the sanction of Parliament, to the erection of additional Churches, they cannot regard without alarm a clause which, though it undoubtedly extends these facilities, is certainly at variance with the established rule of Law on the subject of Ecclesiastical patronage, and with the principles of our Ecclesiastical polity; that, in stating the rule of Law, the Petitioners will not use their own language, but that of the present Chief Justice of England, who has laid it down as undoubted Law, that "whenever a Chapel of Ease is erected, the Incumbent of the mother Church is entitled to nominate the Minister, unless there is a special agreement to the contrary, to which parson, patron and ordinary must be parties;" that the Petitioners respectively pray the House to compare the law as thus declared by the Chief Justice of England with the clause in question, by which the powers of parson, patron and ordinary are entirely annulled; that, with respect to the principles of our Ecclesiastical polity, the Petitioners respectively submit to the House, that the Incumbent of a parish is, at his institution, formally invested with the care and government of the souls of the parishioners, that the necessary effect of introducing another Minister into the parish, who is to be entirely independent of him, will be to withdraw a portion of his flock from his spiritual superintendence, without at the same time relieving him from any part of his responsibility, and that the probable effect will be to produce a collision of interests, to occasion jealousies and dissensions between the Incumbent and the Minister so introduced, to divide the parishioners into parties, and thus, instead of promoting, greatly to injure the cause of true religion; that the clause in question seriously affects the interests of the patrons of all Ecclesiastical benefices, and among them of the Petitioners, who having been constituted patrons of Ecclesiastical benefices by the bounty of pious founders and benefactors, feel it their bounden duty to transmit, as far as in them lies, the rights which they have received unimpaired to their successors; that the clause in question, by introducing a new patron, will throw obstacles in the way of the division of large and populous parishes, a division which will, in the opinion of the Petitioners, greatly contribute to the promotion of the interests of religion, and consequently deserves the support of the Legislature; the Petitioners therefore humbly pray the House, when the clause in question is again brought under their consideration, so to modify its provisions, that it may be rendered as nearly conformable as possible with the principles of our Ecclesiastical polity, and with the established rule of law respecting the rights of the patron, parson and ordinary.

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

Accounts, &c. ordered: Postage.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Name of each Post Town in the United Kingdom, where an extra charge, beyond the rate of Postage established by Act of Parliament, is made for delivery of Letters to those residing within the limits of the Post Town; also, the amount of such Rate collected in the year 1828; with a statement of the authority by which such charge is made:- also, an Account of the dates on which the Towns of Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and other Towns have been relieved from such extra charges for delivery of Letters within the past three years.

Excise.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the gross receipt of Excise Duties collected by each Collector of Excise in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in the year ended 5th January 1830; the amount paid for expenses of the Office, for Militia, and other payments not belonging to the Excise Department, and the net amount remitted from each Collection to the Receivers General in London, Edinburgh and Dublin, in the year; specifying also, the number of days date at which remitted from each place.

Customs.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the gross receipts of Customs Duty collected at each Custom House in the United Kingdom, in the year ended 5th January 1830; distinguishing the amount of repayments for Drawbacks, and Bounties of the nature of Drawbacks; of Bounties and of Repayments for overentries; the amount paid for expenses of the Office, and for incidental charges, or on other accounts; also, the net amount remitted from each Custom House in the year to the Receivers General in London, Edinburgh and Dublin; also, the number of days date at which remitted from each place.

Land and Assessed Taxes.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the gross amount of the Land and Assessed Taxes receiveo by each of the Receivers General of Taxes in England and Wales, and by the Collectors of Taxes in Scotland, in the year ended 5th January 1830; stating the amount paid by them for Militia and other purposes, and the net amount paid into the Exchequer by each of the said Receivers General, or remitted by the said Collectors in Scotland to the Receiver General at Edinburgh, within the same period; specifying at what number of days the payments were made from each into the Exchequer, or remitted to the Receiver General for Scotland.

Petition for Supply of wholesome Water to the Metropolis.

A Petition of the thereunder-signed, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are resident Inhabitants in that part of the Metropolis situate south of the River Thames, containing, as the Petitioners have good reason to believe, nearly 70,000 houses, the major part of which are supplied by water pumped out of the River Thames in the most impure state, which is unfit for beverage and the ordinary uses of life; that many of the Petitioners are Bakers, and have no other water to use for the purpose of making bread, and that its qualities are such as are not only very disgusting to the sight, but must be highly injurious to health; that the Petitioners had indulged the hope, from the reference of their case in the year 1827, by the Secretary of State to the Commissioners appointed by the Crown to inquire into the state of the supply of water to the metropolis, that some relief would have been afforded to them, but that it is with the deepest regret that they find that no measures have yet been adopted tending thereto; the Petitioners therefore humbly pray the House, That it will be pleased to take this most important subject into its consideration, and to grant them effectual and permanent relief.

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

Petition for repeal of Duties on Sugar and Rum.

A Petition of Planters, Merchants and others, of the city of Glasgow, connected with His Majesty's West India Colonies, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are again compelled to lay before the House the deplorable state of His Majesty's Colonies in the West Indies, occasioned by the very reduced prices and excessive taxation of every article of their produce, and particularly of the staple articles of Sugar and Rum; that the continuation of the present very high duty of 27 s. per hundred weight on British plantation Sugar, is not only oppressive and ruinous to the Petitioners and their constituents in the Colonies, but is a departure from the pledge given by the House at the time that the additional duty imposed on British plantation Sugar, in 1803 was purely a war tax, and would be repealed at the return of peace; and praying the House to take off and repeal the war duty of 7 s. per hundred weight on British Plantation Sugar, and to lower the duties on Rum, so as to put the Foreign and British distiller on an equal footing in the home market, or to grant such relief in the premises as to the House shall seem meet.

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

Petition for employing the Poor in the cultivation of Waste Lands.

A Petition of several Inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood of Frome Selwood, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners suggest for the consideration of the House, whether it would be beneficial to the distressed districts of the county of Somerset, and of every other county similarly circumstanced, if a Home Colony were established for each county, on uncultivated lands, under strict regulations, which have already been tried with success, to encourage industry and skilful agriculture, and to enable the poor to maintain themselves with more comfort than their present condition permits; that the inclosure and cultivation of waste land for the benefit of one or a few individuals has usually been encouraged by the Legislature, but the public benefit to be derived from such inclosures bears no comparison to the advantage which would accrue to the nation at large, if uncultivated lands shall be found an efficient resource for the numerous population throughout the kingdom who suffer for want of employment; and praying, that the House, together with the other branches of the Legislature, will enact such measures as they shall deem efficient to relieve the industrious poor who suffer for want of employment, to lessen the distress at this moment experienced by many counties burthened with the support of a numerous population, for whom no useful occupation has been found, and to check the deterioration of property.

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

Petition respecting Parliamentary Agency, withdrawn.

A Petition of Sir W. R. Sydney, praying to be heard by counsel at the bar of the House, against an intended Motion relative to Parliamentary Agency, being offered to be presented;

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That the said Petition be brought up:-And the said Motion and Petition were severally, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion respecting Parliamentary Agency.

The House was moved, That the Petition of Thomas Eyre Lee of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Gentleman, which was presented to the House upon Friday last, might be read; and the same was read.

The House was also moved, That the Resolution of the House, of the 2d day of May 1695, relative to offering Bribes to Members, might be read; and the same was read; and is as followeth;

"Resolved, That the offer of any Money, or other advantage, to any Member of Parliament, for the promoting of any matter whatsoever, depending, or to be transacted, in Parliament, is a high crime and misdemeanor, and tends to the subversion of the English Constitution:"

Resolved, Nemine Contradicente, That it is contrary to the Law and usage of Parliament, that any Member of this House should be permitted to engage, either by himself or any partner, in the management of Private Bills, before this or the other House of Parliament, for pecuniary reward.

Motion respecting Members voting in Committees.

A Motion was made, and the Question was proposed, That it is destructive of the ends of public and private justice, and inconsistent with the duty of any Member of this House, to vote in Committee on any Bill in which he is directly or personally interested.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Orders of the day be now read;

The House divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Littleton, 174.
Mr. Croker:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Whittle Harvey, 26.
Mr. Hume:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

East Retford Bill, committed.

And the Order of the day being accordingly read, for the second reading of the Bill to prevent Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of East Retford:-The Bill was read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House, for Friday next.

Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Bill to amend the Laws respecting the Leasing Powers of Bishops and Ecclesiastical Corporations in Ireland;

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

Committee of Supply.

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:-The House resolved itself into the Committee.

(In the Committee.)

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Seven thousand six hundred and fifty-six pounds nineteen shillings and sixpence, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the charge of the Royal Military College, for the year 1830.

Whereupon a Motion was made, and Question being put, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum, not exceeding Three thousand and eight hundred pounds, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the charge of the Royal Military College, for the year 1830; the Committee divided.

Teller for the Yeas, Mr. Hume - - - 17.

Teller for the Noes, Mr. Dawson - - - 85.

Original Question put;

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, That a sum, not exceeding Seven thousand six hundred and fifty-six pounds, nineteen shillings and sixpence, be granted to His Majesty, for defraying the charge of the Royal Military College, for the year 1830.

To report Progress, and ask leave to sit again.

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.

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

Sabbati, 27 die Februarii, 1830:

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

Ways and Means, deferred.

The other 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.

Paupers Removal Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That Mr. Portman have leave to make a Motion, it being after twelve of the clock:-And he moved the House accordingly.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to repeal the Provisions of certain Acts relating to the Removal of Vagrant and Poor Persons born in the Isles of Jersey and Guernsey, and chargeable to Parishes in England, and to make other Provisions in lieu thereof.

Report Supply, deferred.

Ordered, That Sir Alexander Grant have leave to make a Motion:-And he moved the House accordingly.

Ordered, That the Report of the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty, be received upon Monday next.

Committee on Consolidated Fund Bill.

Ordered, That Mr. Dawson have leave to make a Motion:-And he moved the House accordingly.

Resolved, That this House will immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon 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:- 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 several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Accounts of Timber imported, ordered.

Ordered, That Mr. Warburton have leave to make a Motion:-And he moved the House accordingly.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the amount of Duties paid in the United Kingdom on Timber, and other articles of Wood, imported from the British Provinces of North America, in each of the years ending 5th January 1828, 5th January 1829, and 5th January 1830; and of the amount of Duties which would have been paid on such Timber, and other articles of Wood, if they had been charged with the rates of Duty payable on similar articles imported from the Baltic.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Timber, and other articles of Wood, imported into Great Britain from Norway, Sweden, Russia, Prussia, the British Colonies in North America, (collectively), the British Colonies in Africa, and the British Colonies in New South Wales, in each of the years ending 5th January 1829 and 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Account, for the same years, of the Timber, and other articles of Wood, imported into Ireland.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Account, for the same years, of the Timber, and other articles of Wood, imported into London.

Return from East India Company, presented.

The House being informed that Mr. Danvers, from the Court of Directors, of the East India Company, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to their Order,-A Return of all Civil Offices under the Presidency of Bengal, with the Salary and the amount and nature of any other allowances annexed to each of such offices, as they stood on the 1st May 1817 and on the 1st May 1827; and further stating, in regard to Offices which have been created, or of which the salaries or allowances have been augmented since the 1st May 1817, the date of such creation and of such augmentation or augmentations, and the reasons assigned for each respectively:-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That Mr. Dawson have leave to make a Motion: And he moved the House accordingly.

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

And then the House, having continued to sit till near one of the clock on Saturday morning, adjourned till this day.