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Martis, 2 die Martii; Anno 11° Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
Wexford Town Election. Petition considered. Defaulters Names called over. Defaulters Names to be reported. Metropolitan Police Account, presented. No. 90. Cork City Election-William Russell Esq., excused. Oxford Canal Bill, presented. Breconshire Roads Bill, committed. Longtown Road Bill, committed. Dewsbury Road Bill, presented. Crommelin Harbour Petition, reported. Tweed Fisheries Petition, reported. Tay Ferries Petition, reported. North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill, presented. Dublin Improvement Bill, presented. Wexford Election-Committee appointed. Petition against Sankey Brook Navigation Bill. Pickford Brook Road Petition, reported. Broomielaw Railway and Tunnel Bill, presented. Garnkirk Railway and Keppoch Road Bill, presented. Perth Navigation Petition, reported. Cromford Bridge Road Bill, presented. Redcross Road Bill, presented. Mansfield and Chesterfield Road Bill, presented. Ashborne and Belper Road Bill, presented. Ideridgehay Roads Bill, committed. Ross Improvement Petition, reported. Stafford Improvement Bill, presented. West Cowgate Road Bill, committed. St. Giles Vestry Bill, committed. Merlin's Bridge Road Bill, committed. Brechfâ Road Petition, reported. Elgin Roads and Bridges Petition, reported. Barnwell Tithes Petition, reported. Everton Church Petition, reported. Report from Committee on Standing Orders. Chard Roads. Tiverton Roads. Walsall Roads. Bath Hospital Bill, presented. Great Dover Street Lighting Petition, reported. Whitesheet Hill Road Bill, passed. Petition against Leonard Stanley Inclosure Bill. Whaddon and Nash Inclosure Bill, presented. Hockliffe Road Bill, presented. Wendover Road Bill, passed. Member discharged out of Custody. Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties. Addresses for Returns of Pauper Lunatics. Petition respecting Currency. Petition respecting Duty on Tobacco and Snuff. Petition respecting Labourers Wages. Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter. Petition for the abolition Slavery. Petition relative to Chelsea Pensions. Leave of Absence. Petition in favour of cultivating Waste Lands Petition for Inquiry respecting a Fire Escape. Accounts, ordered: Provisions. Timber. Oak Bark. Petitions complaining of Friendly Societies Act. Lunacy Commissions Bill, ordered. Motion respecting Crown Lands. Member discharged out of Custody. Copies of ex-Officio Informations ordered. Sub-letting Act Amendment (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Report Supply (1 March) deferred. Report Ways and Means. Exchequer Bills. Public Works and Fisheries. Exchequer Balances. East India Pensions. Surplus Ways and Means. Illusory Appointments Bill, deferred. Property in Infants Bill, deferred. Lunatics Property Bill, deferred. Liability of Real Property Bill, deferred. Contempt in Equity Bill, deferred. Report Supply (19 February) deferred.

Martis, 2 die Martii; Anno 11° Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Wexford Town Election. Petition considered.

THE hour appointed for taking into consideration the Petition of Charles Roper of Rathfarnham Castle, in the county of Dublin, Esquire, Andrew T. Montgomery, of the city of Dublin, and William Goodisson of Garryduffe, in the county of Wexford, Gentlemen, Freemen of the town or borough of Wexford, in that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, who were entitled to vote and did vote at the late Election of a Burgess to serve in Parliament for the said town or borough of Wexford, 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;

A Member was sworn.

Then the House was counted by Mr. Speaker; and one hundred and seventy-two Members being present;

The counsel and agents were called in.

And the door being locked;

And the said counsel being asked by Mr. Speaker, for whom they respectively appeared, one of them informed the House, that he appeared at the Bar on the part of George Harrison Reade, the Mayor of Wexford, and Returning Officer for the said Borough at the last Election, to whom a Notice from Mr. Speaker, and an Order of the House, had been sent, to appear by himself, his counsel or agents, when the Petition before mentioned was ordered to be taken into consideration; and that, under the provisions of the said Act, he ought to be permitted to appear as a separate Party before the said Committee now to be appointed.

And the counsel and agents having been directed to withdraw some way from the Bar;

The House was moved, That the Act 9 Geo. 4, c. 22, s. 36, might be read; and the same being read;

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That George Harrison Reade, the Mayor of Wexford, and Returning Officer for the said Borough be permitted to appear as a separate Party before the said Committee; it passed in the Negative.

And the counsel and agents being again called to the Bar, Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith.

Then 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 name of William Ward, Esquire, being drawn, an excuse was offered to the House for his not serving on the said Committee, he being Chairman of a public Committee of great moment: But the said Member not being prepared to swear that the public service would suffer in convenience by his absence from that Committee, he was not excused.

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

Note.-That in the course of drawing the name, the names of several Members were drawn, who were excused, as being sixty years of age or upwards; two as serving on Select Committees; and one on account of having voted at the said Election.

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 called over.

Ordered, That the Order of the day for the attendance of the several Members who were ordered to attend the Ballot this day, be now read; and the same being read;

The names of the said Members were severally called over; and such of them as appeared at the Ballot were excused for their non-attendance upon Friday last; and several were excused on account of illness, or as being abroad.

And the names of Andrew Arcedeckne, Esquire, Lord Viscount Belgrave, Sir Charles Cockerell, Baronet, Augustus John O'Neill, Pryse Pryse, Esquires, Lord William Thynne, and James Wemyss, Esquire, being called, and excuses being offered for them;

Ordered, That Andrew Arcedeckne, Esquire, Lord Viscount Belgrave, Sir Charles Cockerell, Baronet, Augustus John O'Neill, Pryse Pryse, Esquires, Lord William Thynne and James Wemyss, Esquire, do attend the Ballot on Tuesday the 16th day of this instant March.

And the names of Lord Ashley, David Barclay, Esquire, Sir Lawrence Vaughan Palk, Baronet, and Edward Rose Tunno, Esquire, being called, and they not appearing at the Ballot, nor any excuse being offered for them;

Ordered, That Lord Ashley, David Barclay, Esquire, Sir Lawrence Vaughan Palk, Baronet, and Edward Rose Tunno, Esquire, be taken into the custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

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 Town of Wexford (which Names were set aside), be reported by Mr. Speaker to the House To-morrow.

Resolved, That the said Order do not extend to the names of Members serving on Select Committees for trial of Controverted Elections.

Metropolitan Police Account, presented. No. 90.

The House being informed that Mr. Wray, the Receiver of the Metropolitan Police, attended at the door, he was called in; and at the bar presented to the House, pursuant to the directions of an Act of Parliament,-An Account of all Monies received and expended for the purposes of the Metropolitan Police, made up to the 31st day of December 1829:-And then he withdrew.

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

Cork City Election-William Russell Esq., excused.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the attendance of William Russell, Esquire, in his place, be now read; and the same being read;

And the House being informed that Mr. Henry Wilmer, a Medical Person, attended at the door, who could give the House information respecting the state of Mr. Russell's health, he was called in; and at the bar examined upon oath in relation thereto :-And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That William Russell, Esquire, be excused for his not attending yesterday; and have leave to absent himself from any further attendance on the Committee on the Cork City Election Petition.

Ordered, That the Order for the attendance of William Russell, Esquire, in his place, be discharged.

Oxford Canal Bill, presented.

Sir Charles Morgan presented a Bill to alter the Line of the Oxford Canal, and to amend the Act for maintaining the said Canal: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Breconshire Roads Bill, committed.

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, was read a second time; and committed to Sir Charles Morgan, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Longtown Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for more effectually repairing the Roads to and from Longtown, and certain other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Cumberland, was read a second time; and committed to Sir James Graham, Esquire, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Dewsbury Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Marshall presented 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 the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Crommelin Harbour Petition, reported.

Lord Viscount Castlereagh reported from the Committee on the Petition of Nicholas de la Cherois Crommelin, Esquire, of Carrowdore Castle, in the county of Down; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for making Harbours, 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 establishing and maintaining the Harbour of Port Crommelin, in the Bay of Cushenden, in the county of Antrim: And that Lord Viscount Castlereagh and Sir George Hill do prepare, and bring it in.

Tweed Fisheries Petition, reported.

Mr. Hay reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Proprietors of Fisheries in the River Tweed; 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 for the more effectual preservation and increase of the Breed of Salmon, and for better regulating the Fisheries in the River Tweed, and the Rivers and Streams running into the same, and also within the mouth or entrance of the said River: And that Mr. Hay and Mr. Beresford do prepare, and bring it in.

Tay Ferries Petition, reported.

Mr. Hay reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Trustees under the Acts of the 59th year of his late Majesty and the 3d year of His present Majesty, for erecting, improving, regulating and maintaining Ferries and Passages across the River Tay in the counties of Fife and Forfar; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for making Ferries or 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 more effectually maintaining the Ferries and Passages across the River Tay, in the Counties of Fife and Forfar: And that Mr. Hay and Mr. Lindsay do prepare, and bring it in.

North Level Drainage and Navigation Bill, presented.

Mr. Loch, by Order, presented a Bill for improving the Drainage of the Lands lying in the North Level, part of the Great Level of Fens called Bedford Level, and in Great Portsand, in the Manor of Crowland, and for providing a Navigation between Clows Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Dublin Improvement Bill, presented.

Mr. Moore presented 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 Castle of Dublin: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Wexford 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:

Lord John Hay, Panton Corbett, Esquire, Edward Webb, Esquire, Ralph Howard, Esquire, Philip Charles Sidney, Esquire, Robert Vernon Smith, Esquire, John Easthope, Esquire, Sir Charles Henry Coote, Baronet, John Waring Maxwell, Esquire, Henry Clive, Esquire, Francis Baring, 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 town of Wexford, 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.

Petition against Sankey Brook Navigation Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of the town of Liverpool, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to consolidate and amend the Acts relating to the Sankey Brook Navigation, in the County of Lancaster, and to make a navigable Canal from the said Navigation at Fidler's Ferry, to communicate with the River Mersey at Widness Wharf, near Westbank, in the Township of Widness, in the said County; and praying, That they may be heard, by their counsel or agents, against certain parts thereof.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Bill; and that the Petitioners be heard, by their counsel or agents, upon their Petition, if they think fit.

Ordered, That counsel be admitted to be heard in favour of the Bill, against the said Petition.

Pickford Brook Road Petition, reported.

Mr. Dugdale reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Owners and Occupiers of estates in the several parishes thereinafter mentioned; 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 Turnpike Road from Pickford Brook, in the Parish of Allesley, in the County of Warwick, to Canwell Gate, in the County of Stafford: And that Mr. Dugdale and Mr. Lawley do prepare, and bring it in.

Broomielaw Railway and Tunnel Bill, presented.

Sir Michael Stewart presented 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 the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Garnkirk Railway and Keppoch Road Bill, presented.

Sir Michael Stewart presented a Bill for amending certain Acts for making the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway, and for improving, maintaining and rendering Turnpike the Road leading from the said Railway near Broomhill, by Keppoch Bridge, to the Town Head of Glasgow: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Perth Navigation Petition, reported.

Sir Michael Stewart reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Council of the city or burgh of Perth, and of several Inhabitants of the said city or burgh, and places adjacent; That the Standing Orders relative to Navigation Bills and to Bills for making Harbours, 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 enlarging, improving and maintaining the Port and Harbour of Perth, for improving the Navigation of the River Tay to the said City, and for other purposes therewith connected: And that Sir Michael Stewart and Sir George Murray do prepare, and bring it in.

Cromford Bridge Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Mundy presented a Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Cromford Bridge to the Turnpike Road at or near Langley Mill, in the County of Derby: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Redcross Road Bill, presented.

Lord Francis Osborne presented a Bill for maintaining the Road from Haverhill, in the County of Suffolk, to Redcross, in the Parish of Great Shelford, in the County of Cambridge: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Mansfield and Chesterfield Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Mundy presented a Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from the Mansfield and Chesterfield Turnpike Road to Bunting field Nook, in the County of Derby, and also the Road leading out of the said Road at Tufton Nether Green to Stubbing Edge Lane and Knot Cross, in the said County: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Ashborne and Belper Road Bill, presented.

Mr. Mundy presented a Bill for more effectually repairing the Road from Ashborne, in the County of Derby, over Belper Bridge, to the present Turnpike Road from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Derby, at or near a Place called Openwood Gate, and from Belper Bridge to Ripley, in the County of Derby: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Ideridgehay Roads Bill, committed.

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 Marketplace to the Turnpike Road leading from Wirksworth Moor to Matlock Bath, all in the County of Derby, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Mundy, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ross Improvement Petition, reported.

Sir John Cotterell reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Gentlemen, Tradesmen and other Inhabitants of the town of Ross, in the county of Hereford, and of the Proprietors of messuages, burgages and other hereditaments within the said town; That the Standing Orders relative to Bills for cleansing, lighting, paving or 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 for paving, cleansing, draining, lighting, watching, regulating and improving the Town of Ross, and for disposing of certain Common and Waste Lands and Rights of Common within the Parish of Ross, in the County of Hereford: And that Sir John Cotterell and Sir. Robert Price do prepare, and bring it in.

Stafford Improvement Bill, presented.

Mr. Benson presented 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 the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

West Cowgate Road Bill, committed.

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, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Bell, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

St. Giles Vestry Bill, committed.

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, was read a second time; and committed to Lord John Russell, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Merlin's Bridge Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for improving and maintaining the Road from Merlin's Bridge to Pembroke Ferry, in the County of Pembroke, was read a second time; and committed to Sir John Owen, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Brechfâ Road Petition, reported.

Mr. Rice Trevor reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Trustees for executing the Act for making and repairing a Road from a place called Nantgaredig (on the main Road leading from the town of Carmarthen to the town of Llandilofawr), through the village of Brechfâ to the town of Llansawel, and from the said village of Brechfâ to the Tivy River, near Llanllwny Church, all in the county of Carmarthen; That the Standing Orders relative to Turnpike Bills, had not been complied with; but it appeared to the Committee that, in consequence of the death of several of the Clerks to the Trustees, all the Acts, with the exception of one, were lost; and no date appearing on that Act, it was only about the latter end of November last, by accident, discovered that the term of the said Act expired at the end of the present Session of Parliament; that forthwith the Petitioners called a meeting of the Trustees, and by their directions gave Notices three times in the Carmarthen Journal, on the 25th day of December and the 1st and 8th days of January last past, and placed similar Notices on all the turnpike gates and bars along the whole line of Road, and also affixed a Notice on the Sessions-house door at Carmarthen at the last Epiphany Quarter Sessions, and gave every publicity in their power of their intention to apply to Parliament in the present Session, for continuing the term of the aforesaid Act, by sending per post printed Notices to all persons whom they conceived to be interested; and that, should the Bill not pass in the present Session, the said Road must be shut up, to the great inconvenience of the Public generally and manifest loss and injury to the Creditors, as considerable sums of money are now due and owing to them, which can only be paid out of the Tolls to be collected upon the said Roads; 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.

Elgin Roads and Bridges Petition, reported.

Mr. Francis Grant reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Freeholders, Heritors and others, in the counties of Elgin, Nairn and Inverness; 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 rebuilding the Bridges over the Rivers Spey and Findhorn, for making Accesses thereto, and for making and maintaining certain new Roads in the County of Elgin: And that Mr. Francis Grant and Mr. Morison do prepare, and bring it in.

Barnwell Tithes Petition, reported.

Lord Viscount Stopford reported from the Committee on the Petition of the Right honourable Henry James Lord Montagu, Baron Montagu of Boughton, in the county of Northampton, and of the Reverend Richard Moore Boultbee, Clerk; 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 commute for Lands and a Corn Rent the ancient Compositions, in lieu of Tithes and Glebe Lands payable to the Rector of Barnwell Saint Andrew, with Barnwell All Saints annexed, in the County of Northampton: And that Lord Viscount Stopford and Mr. Cartwright do prepare, and bring it in.

Everton Church Petition, reported.

General Gascoyne reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Inhabitants of the township and parish thereinafter mentioned; That the application does not come within the Standing Orders relative to Bills for building Churches or Chapels, it not being intended to defray any part of the expenses by Rates or Duties to be levied on the subject; 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 endowing a Church in the Township of Everton, in the Parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, in the County Palatine of Lancaster: And that General Gascoyne and Mr. Huskisson do prepare, and bring it in.

Report from Committee on Standing Orders.

Lord Viscount Althorp 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;

Chard Roads.

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

Tiverton Roads.

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

Walsall Roads.

3. Resolved, That in the case of the Walsall Road Petition, so far as regards the proposed diversion of Road near Wednesbury, the Standing Orders ought not to be dispensed with; but so far as regards the other proposed diversion of Road from the Town of Walsall to Lichfield, the Parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill; and in respect thereto, that Notice shall be forthwith inserted three times in the newspapers; and that the Committee on the Bill do examine, in the first place, how far such Order shall have been complied with, and do report the same to the House, on the Report of the Bill.

Bath Hospital Bill, presented.

Sir Thomas Lethbridge presented a Bill for altering and amending an Act passed in the Twelfth year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Second, for establishing and well-governing an Hospital or Infirmary in the City of Bath, and for constructing Baths therein, and supplying the same with Water from the Hot Baths in the said City: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Great Dover Street Lighting Petition, reported.

Mr. Charles Pallmer reported from the Committee on the Petition of several Owners and Proprietors, Householders, and Inhabitants of houses within the parishes thereinafter mentioned; 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 for paving, lighting, cleansing and otherwise improving such parts of Great Dover-street, Trinity-street, Trinity-square, and the Highways, Roads, Streets, Markets, and other public Passages and Places leading out thereof, or abutting thereon, or adjacent thereto, all within the Parishes of Saint Mary Newington, and Saint George-the-Martyr Southwark, in the County of Surrey, as do not now fall within the Powers and Provisions of any existing Acts of Parliament: And that Mr. Charles Pallmer and Mr. Denison do prepare, and bring it in.

Whitesheet Hill Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for repairing the Turnpike Road from the top of Whitesheet Hill to the Wilton Turnpike Road, at or near Barford, in the County of Wilts, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Benett do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Petition against Leonard Stanley Inclosure Bill.

A Petition of several Proprietors of lands tenements and hereditaments in the parish of Leonard Stanley, in the county of Gloucester, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Stanley Saint Leonard's otherwise Leonard Stanley, and Eastington, or one of them, in the County of Gloucester, and for discharging from Tithes Lands in the said Parish of Stanley Saint Leonard's otherwise Leonard Stanley; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Whaddon and Nash Inclosure Bill, presented.

Sir Thomas Fremantle presented a Bill for inclosing and exonerating from Tithes Lands in the Parish of Whaddon, including the Hamlet of Nash, in the County of Buckingham: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Hockliffe Road Bill, presented.

Sir Thomas Fremantle presented a Bill for more effectually repairing and maintaining the Road between Hockliffe, in the County of Bedford, and Stoney Stratford, in the County of Buckingham: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Wendover Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Road from Wendover to the Town of Buckingham, in the County of Buckingham, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Fremantle do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Member discharged out of Custody.

The Serjeant at Arms attending this House informed the House, That he had, pursuant to their Order of this day, taken into his custody David Barclay, Esquire, a Member of this House.

Ordered, That David Barclay, Esquire, in custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for neglecting to attend the Ballot this day, be forthwith discharged out of custody, paying his fees.

Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of land in the hundred of North Erpingham (Norfolk);-of Farmers and other Inhabitants of the hundred of Mitford (Norfolk);-of Occupiers of land and other Inhabitants of the parish of Shipdham, in the county of Norfolk;-of Inhabitants of the county of Glamorgan;-of Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the county of Salop;-of Gentry, Clergy, Yeomanry and others of the several parishes of Whitnash, Harbury, Chesterton, Radford and Tachbrook, in the county of Warwick;-of Owners and Occupiers of land and others interested in the prosperity of agriculture residing in the town and vicinity of Kettering;-and, of Occupiers of land and others of the parish of Bradwell-juxta-Mare, in the county of Essex,-were presented, and read; praying the House to take into immediate and serious consideration the total repeal, or at least reduction of the Taxes upon Malt and Malt Liquor, which now so seriously press upon the agriculturists of this kingdom, and are highly injurious to the poorer classes, depriving them of their national and nutritious beverage, and driving them to the use of ardent spirits, which tend to the destruction of their health and energies, and to the demoralization of their principles and conduct.

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

Addresses for Returns of Pauper Lunatics.

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 Summary Abstract from each County, Riding or division (of the County of Lincoln,) in England, of the Returns made to the respective Clerks of the Peace under the provisions of 9th Geo. 4, c. 40, s. 36; distinguishing the sexes of the Paupers so returned, and specifying the several numbers of Lunatics and Idiots, of the dangerous and of the harmless; and of those confined in regular asylums for the Insane; and of those not confined; and also, the highest, lowest and average rate; as also, the total sum paid in each county for the maintenance of the Insane Paupers:- The Return further to state such parishes in each county as have not complied with the provisions of the abovementioned section of 9th Geo. 4, c. 40, and the reasons, if any be known to the Clerk of the Peace, for such neglect.

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 similar Return from each Liberty, County of a City, County of a Town, Cinque Port, or Town Corporate.

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.

Petition respecting Currency.

A Petition of Henry Burgess of Lombard-street in the city of London, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will be pleased to adopt measures to render Silver in the present Coin of the realm, a legal tender to any amount; to make the standard of the Gold Coin correspond to that of Silver; to make the Notes and Post Bills of the Bank of England a legal tender for all sums (except under the value of 5£.), from all incorporated and licensed bankers in the United Kingdom, and to cause the Bank of England to confine its operations to London; to allow the issuing and reissuing of all Promissory Notes of the value of 1£. and above that sum by the Bank of England, and all licensed bankers; but that all such licensed bankers be compelled to give security for all Notes which they may issue under the value of 5£.; such security to be either landed property, government security, or such personal bonds as are given by the receivers of taxes; or that it be a security resting on the regulation of a tax; and finally, that a sum of 10,000,000 of Exchequer Notes, or Notes to be issued by His Majesty's Mint, be kept ready, not for general circulation, but as a reserved means to be used in extreme cases only on the responsibility of the Government, for re-adjusting the Currency whenever it becomes violently and dangerously contracted.

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

Petition respecting Duty on Tobacco and Snuff.

A Petition of Manufacturers of Tobacco and Snuff in the town of Liverpool, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, by the unexpected lapse of part of the duty on Tobacco on the 5th of July 1825, are visited with a loss of near 2,000£. sterling, after deducting the return made of the amount received in error by the Customs; that such loss was not occasioned by any negligence on the part of the Petitioners, as they had taken the precaution to ascertain that it was not the intention of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make any alteration in the duty during that Session of Parliament; that the lapse of duty was 25 per cent., or 1s. per pound out of the 4s. previously paid, and arose from the neglect of not renewing the annual duty of 1s. per pound, as it was intended it should be done; that the Petitioners have made numerous applications for redress to the Lords of the Treasury without success; it therefore only remains for them to appeal to the justice of the House, not doubting that their case will meet with favourable consideration.

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

Petition respecting Labourers Wages.

A Petition of Coal and Ironmasters, proprietors of the principal coal and ironworks in Shropshire, was presented, and read; praying, That the House will be pleased to take into its serious consideration the Laws now in force for preventing the payment of workmen employed in coalworks, or in the manufacturing of iron or other articles, in goods or by truck, with a view to make such alterations in or additions to the same Laws, as will effectually prevent the Proprietors. or Occupiers of coal, iron or other works, either directly or indirectly, paying their workmen any part of their wages otherwise than in the lawful coin of the realm, or in notes issued by duly licensed bankers.

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

Petitions against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Ironmasters, proprietors of the principal ironworks in Shropshire;-and, of Land-owners, Clergy, Merchants, Manufacturers and other Inhabitants of Keighley, in the west riding of the county of York,-were presented, and read; praying, That the House will be pleased to take into its most serious consideration the propriety of altogether removing the restrictions which, by virtue of the Charter of the East India Company, are operating to the injury of the general trade of the country.

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

Petition for the abolition Slavery.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Lewes and its vicinity, was presented, and read; praying the House to take into consideration the propriety of using some efficient measures for carrying into full effect the Resolutions passed by the House in 1823, and the Instructions of Lord Bathurst, sent to the Colonies in 1826, these being considered by the Petitioners as important means for the mitigation and final extinction of Slavery.

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

Petition relative to Chelsea Pensions.

A Petition of William Seney Smith, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Pensioners of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, have been charged five per cent. upon all their pension receipts, since the 28th of George the Second, and as they stood forth in all the dangers of the British Constitution, both at home and abroad, as well as the Pensioners of the Honourable Board of Ordnance, and the Royal Navy; and the Chelsea Pensioners humbly conceive, that from such equal services rendered the State, that they are equally entitled to receive their pensions without any deductions, as well as the pensions of the Honourable Board of Ordnance and the Royal Navy; it may be said that the service of the Ordnance and Navy are more severe, but if so, they are better paid for it when in the service; the Petitioner further begs leave to state, that there is neither salary or pension paid by the public, subject to this taxation, but the poor worn-out lame and blind Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital, including those transferred from Kilmainham Hospital in December 1822; the Petitioner, therefore, most humbly prays, that the House will be pleased to take their grievances under consideration, and let them receive their pensions without deductions, as well as other pensioners of the British Constitution, and besides, the Chelsea Pensioners are in general very poor, and many of them very infirm, from the effects of military services; and under these circumstances he humbly solicits the House to repeal the Act, that enforces the payment of five per cent. upon this class of His Majesty's faithful and loyal subjects.

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

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Lord Hotham have leave of absence for a fortnight, on account of ill health.

Ordered, That Mr. Beilby Thompson have leave of absence for a fortnight, on account of illness in his family.

Ordered, That Mr. Tynte have leave of absence for a month, on urgent private business.

Petition in favour of cultivating Waste Lands

A Petition of Samuel Fletcher was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, witnessing with deep concern the present and perspective calamitous condition of the industrious and trading classes of the community, from the want of productive employment and support, is gratified to find in the Third Report of the Emigration Committee, "That the Committee are aware that if it could be demonstrated or even shown to be probable, that 1,140,000£. (or any greater or lesser sum) could be employed in England in the culture of the waste lands, with the presumption of an equal amount of wealth being produced, as in the case of emigration, a very strong argument might be raised against the expediency of emigration;" and "the object to which the attention of the public is now more particularly directed by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, 1829-1830, are, 1st. Improvement of Land; 2d. Bringing into cultivation land previously lying waste; 3d Draining or otherwise improving land already under cultivation; 4th. Making experiments for the purpose of ascertaining the best method of applying the substances already used as manure, or the useful introduction of any new substances for that purpose; 20. Communicating new and useful information concerning the breeding, rearing and feeding of cattle or other domestic animals, with a view to improve their health or vigour, or to increase either quantity or quality of the meat or other produce; 23. Inventing or improving machines for performing in a superior manner any agricultural operations; the great object, it is said, of the Society in rewarding individuals, is, to draw forth and give currency to those discoveries, inventions and improvements which are likely to benefit the public at large;" that the Petitioner is now fully prepared to demonstrate that he has made discoveries, inventions and improvements that would greatly benefit the Public at large, that are, in fact, calculated to improve the internal resources of the Empire generally, to an extent that cannot fail to remove the causes of those evils, crime and pauperism, which are quietly working its subversion and ruin; the Petitioner therefore thus, in common with all other members of the community, being called upon to perform an important duty, humbly prays that a most rigid, but at the same time impartial inquiry, by Committee or otherwise, may be instituted into this national and important case, now in a variety of ways involving the question of life and death of millions, regardless of the individual interest of the Petitioner, but with a view to that most urgent, and now absolutely necessary, of all objects, the affording productive employment and support to the population of the Country, to an extent that will check the fearful and ruinous advances of those all-destroying evils, crime and pauperism, invigorate productive industry (now on the point of annihilation), and restore this degrading, unhappy and declining Nation to a state of internal prosperity, and to that respectability of rank and character she once did and now might maintain among the Nations of the world.

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

Petition for Inquiry respecting a Fire Escape.

A Petition of Samuel Fletcher was presented, and read; setting forth, That the present means of preservation of property and life from destruction by fire is practically and most ruinously defective, is proved by the reports of our daily journals; upwards of fifty fires are said to have occurred in and near the metropolis in a fortnight, in the autumn of 1828, and in the course of twelve months there is known to have perished a whole family of seven persons in Red Lion-street, in Crutched Friars seven, the same number in London Road, and five in Field-lane, exclusive of a variety of others, and of a most ruinous and calamitous description; that ages have passed away without any human contrivance having been brought into beneficial operation, nor is there the most distant prospect of relief from actual endurance, or the painful apprehensions, of these horrors, but, by the adoption of legislative inquiry and enactments, or by the cordial union and practical interposition of the people, most immediately and deeply interested in the defence of their property, and the lives of themselves and families; that the Petitioner, having invented a machine in all points calculated practically and efficiently, under most circumstances, and nearly in all cases both in town and country, to reduce the risk of loss of property and of life two-thirds at least, he cannot but regard himself as one of the most criminal of men should he for one moment neglect any justifiable means in his power of making known the real facts of a case of such general and vital interest, not only to the people of this, but of all civilized nations; the Petitioner therefore humbly prays, That the most rigid, but, at the same time, impartial inquiry, by Committee or otherwise, may be instituted by the House, regardless of the individual interests of the Petitioner, but with a view to the adoption of such legislative measures as to its wisdom and humanity may appear most advisable, in order to guard the public, as much as possible, against the recurrence of those frequent and deplorable calamities, destructive fires, and which, in some part or other of the Kingdom, are incessantly destroying the property, and often the lives of men, women and children.

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

Accounts, ordered: Provisions.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Contract Prices of Meat per pound, and of Bread per four-pound Loaf, at each of the Military Districts in the United Kingdom, from the year 1819 to the present time.

Timber.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Prices of Timber per load at each of the Royal Forests, and not supplied to His Majesty's Dock Yards, from the year 1819 to the present time.

Oak Bark.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the Price of Oak Bark per ton at each of the Royal Forests, from the year 1819 to the present time.

Petitions complaining of Friendly Societies Act.

A Petition of a Friendly Society, called The Provident Society;-of James Wright of Northampton-square, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman;-and, of Susan Andrews of Noble-street, Spa Fields,-were presented, and read; complaining of several of the provisions of the Act 10 Geo. 4, c. 56, to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to Friendly Societies; stating the particulars of their respective cases; and praying for relief.

And the said Petitions were ordered to lie upon the Table.

Lunacy Commissions Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to diminish, in certain cases, the inconvenience and expense of Commissions in the nature of Writs de lunatico inquirendo: And that Mr. Michael Angelo Taylor and Mr. Lamb do prepare, and bring it in.

Motion respecting Crown Lands.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the conduct of Mr. Nash with reference to the Crown Lands in the county of Middlesex; it passed in the Negative.

Member discharged out of Custody.

The Serjeant at Arms attending this House, informed the House, That he had, pursuant to their Order of this day, taken into his custody Lord Ashley, a Member of this House.

Ordered, That Lord Ashley, in custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for neglecting to attend the Ballot this day, be forthwith discharged out of custody, paying his fees.

Copies of ex-Officio Informations ordered.

A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That there be laid before this House, Copies of the several Informations filed ex officio by the Attorney-General against Mr. Alexander, the editor of a paper called the Morning Journal; Copies of the several Judgments entered against him upon the Records of the above Informations, and how the same were entered; an exact Minute of the words in which each Jury pronounced their verdict against him upon each of the above Informations; and an exact Minute of the terms in which any of the Juries expressed a recommendation of him to mercy;

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

Mercurii, 3° die Martii, 1830:

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Ordered, That the Order of the day for the second reading of 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 now read; and the same being read;

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

Report Supply (1 March) deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House of Monday last, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Report be received To-morrow.

Report Ways and Means.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer do make the said Report.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer accordingly reported from the said Committee the Resolutions which they had directed to be reported to the House; and the same were read, and agreed to by the House, and are as followeth;

Exchequer Bills.

1. Resolved, That towards raising the Supply granted to His Majesty, the sum of Twelve millions be raised by Exchequer Bills, for the service of the year 1830.

Public Works and Fisheries.

2. Resolved, That towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty, there be issued and applied any sum or sums which may have been or which may be paid into the Exchequer before the 5th day of April 1831, in respect of Exchequer Bills, issued pursuant to two Acts of the 57th year of his late Majesty, to authorize the issue of Exchequer Bills for the carrying on Public Works and Fisheries in the United Kingdom.

Exchequer Balances.

3. Resolved, That towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty, there be issued and applied the Balance now in the Exchequer, or which may be paid into the same by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, on or before the 5th day of April 1831, pursuant to an Act of the 56th year of his late Majesty, intituled, "An Act to authorize the advancing for the Public Service a proportion of the Balance that shall remain from time to time in the Bank of England, for the payment of Dividends on account of the Public Debt for Lottery Prizes, or Benefits not claimed, and principals of Stocks and Annuities remaining unclaimed," provided that if at any time the said Balance shall be reduced to a less sum than One hundred thousand pounds, then so much of the monies advanced by the said Governor and Company shall be repaid to them as shall be equal to the sum by which the said Balance shall be less than the sum of One hundred thousand pounds.

East India Pensions.

4. Resolved, That towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty, there be issued and applied the sum of Sixty thousand pounds, to be paid into the Exchequer by the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, towards the expense of Retiring Pay, Pensions and Allowances to His Majesty's Forces serving in India, in pursuance of an Act of the 4th year of His present Majesty.

Surplus Ways and Means.

5. Resolved, That towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty, there be issued and applied the sum of Eighty thousand five hundred and twenty-eight pounds seventeen shillings and four-pence, being the surplus of Ways and Means granted for the years 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the first of the said Resolutions: And that Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Granville Somerset, Lord Eliot, Sir George Fitz Gerald Hill, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Planta and Sir Alexander Grant do prepare, and bring it in.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the four last of the said Resolutions: And that the same Gentlemen do prepare, and bring it in.

Illusory Appointments Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill to alter and amend the Law relating to Illusory Appointments, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Report be received this day.

Property in Infants Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed 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, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time this day.

Lunatics Property Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to Property belonging to infants, femes covert, idiots, lunatics, and persons of unsound mind, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time this day.

Liability of Real Property Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill for consolidating and amending the Laws for facilitating the Payment of Debts out of Real Estate, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time this day.

Contempt in Equity Bill, deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill for altering and amending the Law regarding Commitments by Courts of Equity for Contempts, and the taking Bills pro Confesso, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time this day.

Report Supply (19 February) deferred.

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for receiving the Report from the Committee of the whole House, of Friday the 19th day of February last, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the Report be received To-morrow.

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