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Veneris, 12 die Martii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.
Report from General Penitentiary, presented. No. 140. Caithness Statute Labour Bill, committed. Ringmer and Hurst Green Roads Bill, committed. Peebles Roads Bill, committed. Peebles Statute Labour Bill, committed. Invernessshire Statute Labour Bill, committed. Clyde Navigation Bill, committed. Edinburgh Advocates Widows Fund Bill, committed. Petitions against Avon and Gloucestershire Railway Bill. Garscube and Possil Road Bill, committed. Petitions in favour of Avon and Gloucestershire Railway Bill. Petition against Cowfold and Henfield Roads Bill. Glasgow and Kilmarnock Road Bill-Petition respecting Standing Orders. Petition against Werneth and Littleborough Road Bill. Stockport Junction Railway Bill-Petition respecting Standing Orders. Longtown Road Bill, reported. Kirkby and Pinxton Road Bill, passed. Petition against Clyde Navigation Bill. Glasgow Royalty Extension Bill, committed. Glasgow and Kilmarnock Road Bill, committed. Dundee Gas (No. 1.) Bill, committed. Birmingham and London Junction Canal Bill-Petition respecting Standing Orders. Watling-Street Road Bill, passed. Heigham Bridge Bill, committed. Tweed Fisheries Bill, committed. Petition in favour of Broomielaw (Glasgow) Railway and Tunnel Bill. Petition against Rother Levels Drainage Bill. Rye Election. Petition of De Lacy Evans, Esq. Petition of Voters. Weston Zoyland Inclosure Bill, committed. Southwold Harbour Bill, committed. Petition complaining of the Metropolis Roads Commissioners. Baal's (Limerick) Bridge Bill, presented. Avon and Gloucestershire Railway Bill, put off. The Lords have agreed to Market Harboourgh Roads Bill. Thirsk Roads Bill. Account of Poor Rates, laid on the Table. No. 141. Petition respecting Forgery. Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties. Petition for alteration of Tithes. Leave of Absence. Petitions complaining of Distress. Petition complaining of Distress and Taxation. Petition respecting Currency. Petition against Renewal of East India Charter. Return of Life Annuities and Tontines (Ireland,) ordered. Supply deferred. Sabbati, 13 die Martii, 1830: Pensions, &c. Duties Bill, reported. Tithes Exchange Bill, committed. Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred. Ways and Means, deferred. Committee on Ardglass Harbour Bill. Mutiny Bill, passed. Marine Mutiny Bill, passed. Illusory Appointments Bill, deferred. Dramatic Writings Bill, deferred. Committee on Northern Roads, appointed. Returns, &c. ordered: Navy. Marines. Pursers. Masters. Surgeons. Commissariat. Stamps. Adjournment. Order for Account of Corn, discharged. Another Account ordered. Ireland-Accounts, &c. ordered: Leather. Grand Jury (Dublin.) Accounts to be printed. No. 142. Ordnance Officers Bill, ordered.

Veneris, 12 die Martii; Anno 11 Georgii IV ti Regis, 1830.

PRAYERS.

Report from General Penitentiary, presented. No. 140.

THE House being informed that Mr. Auld, Secretary to the Committee of the General Penitentiary at Milbank, 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,-Report of the Committee of the General Penitentiary at Milbank for the reception of Convicts, made in pursuance of 56 Geo. 3, c. 63, s. 39, specifying the state of the Building, the behaviour and conduct of the respective Officers, the treatment and condition of the Convicts, the amount of their Earnings, and the Expenses of the Establishment:-And then he withdrew.

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

Caithness Statute Labour Bill, committed.

A Bill for making, repairing, widening and keeping in repair certain Roads and Bridges in the County of Caithness; and for better regulating and rendering more effectual the Statute Labour in the said County, and Conversion Money in lieu thereof, was read a second time; and committed to Sir James Mackenzie, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ringmer and Hurst Green Roads Bill, committed.

A Bill for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Lewes, through Off ham, to Witch Cross, from the Cliffe near Lewes, through Uckfield, to Witch Cross, and from the said Cliffe through Ringmer, Heathfield and Burwash, to Hurst Green, all 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.

Peebles Roads Bill, committed.

A Bill for more effectually repairing and keeping in repair the Turnpike Roads in the County of Peebles; for making and maintaining certain new Roads; and for rendering Turnpike certain Parish Roads in the said County, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Hay, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Peebles Statute Labour Bill, committed.

A Bill for regulating the Statute Labour and repairing the Highways and Bridges in the County of Peebles, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Hay, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Invernessshire Statute Labour Bill, committed.

A Bill for making and maintaining Roads, Bridges and Ferries; and for converting, regulating and making effectual the Statute Labour in the County of Inverness, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Home Drummond, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Clyde Navigation Bill, committed.

A Bill to enable the Trustees for the Improvement of the Navigation of the River Clyde to purchase up certain Exemptions from the Rates payable on the said River and the Harbour at Glasgow, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Home Drummond, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Edinburgh Advocates Widows Fund Bill, committed.

A Bill to raise a Fund for Provisions to Widows of the Members of the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Home Drummond, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petitions against Avon and Gloucestershire Railway Bill.

A Petition of several Inhabitants of, and otherwise interested in, the city of Bristol;-of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Railway Company;-and, of Owners and Occupiers of estates, lands and grounds through which the Railway or Tramroad and Branch thereinafter mentioned is intended to pass,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to alter the Line of the Avon and Gloucestershire Railway, to make certain Branches from the same, and to amend the Act for making the said Railway; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law.

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

Garscube and Possil Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for maintaining and repairing the Road leading from the City of Glasgow, through Cowcaddens, to the North end of the Bridge over that part of the River of Kelvin called the Milnford of Garscube, and for making, repairing and maintaining certain other Roads in the Counties of Lanark, Stirling and Dumbarton, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. John Campbell, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petitions in favour of Avon and Gloucestershire Railway Bill.

A Petition of Merchants and Inhabitants of the city of Bristol, and the neighbourhood thereof;-of Inhabitants of the town of Reading, and of the city of Bath, and the neighbourhood thereof,-were presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to alter the Line of the Avon and Gloucestershire Railway, to make certain Branches from the same, and to amend the Act for making the said Railway; and praying, That the same may pass into a law.

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

Petition against Cowfold and Henfield Roads Bill.

A Petition of Owners and Occupiers of estates and other Inhabitants of the town of Horsham, and the parishes of Horsham and Nuthurst, in the county of Sussex, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for more effectually repairing the Roads from Hand Cross, through Cowfold, to Corner House, and from thence to the Turnpike Road from Horsham to Steyning, and from Corner House aforesaid to the Maypole, in the Town of Henfield, and certain Branches therefrom, all in the County of Sussex; 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.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Road Bill-Petition respecting Standing Orders.

A Petition of Owners of grounds through or adjoining which the present Road from Glasgow to Kilmarnock passes, and of Trustees on the Turnpike Roads in the county of Renfrew, was presented, and read; setting forth, That a Petition has been presented to the House, subscribed by five persons who describe themselves Trustees on the Turnpike Roads in the county of Renfrew, in which it is stated, that the improvement of the Road or communication between Glasgow and Kilmarnock, so far as passing through the county of Renfrew, has long been a matter of much desire and importance, and also the subject of discussion in Parliament and elsewhere, and that the said improvement is highly necessary and expedient, and ought to take place, by the making and maintaining a new line of Road between a village called Crossinyloof, and crossing the River Cart, and thence by or near Davieland and the village of Newton, and by or near a Loch called Black Dub, to or near Loganswell, and the confines of the county of Ayr; that the expense of the new Line of Road, according to the estimate lodged in the Private Bill Office, is 11,991l. 3s. which, if it were necessary, the Petitioners are prepared to show cannot be sufficient for the purpose of making the Road in question, consisting of nine miles two furlongs and sixty-eight yards of an entire new Line of Road, with a bridge and culverts included, estimated alone at 1,577 l. 10s. such estimate being obviously founded on incorrect data, so far as the extent of the work required and the rates or prices thereof, with the necessary materials, therefore are greatly undervalued; but the Petitioners beg leave to state, that no account containing the names of any subscribers, or of sums subscribed by them, has been lodged in the Private Bill Office, as required by the Standing Orders of the House; there has indeed been lodged a paper, intituled, "An Account of the Money to be subscribed or to be raised for making a new Line of Road, part of the communications between Glasgow and Kilmarnock, which lies in the county of Renfrew," in which it is stated, that the intended Act is to provide for the borrowing on the credit of the Tolls therein mentioned the sum of 12,000l. (say 12,000£.) which sum it is proposed and expected to borrow accordingly, and to this paper appears the signature of Lawrence Hill, but it does not thence appear who or what Lawrence Hill is; that the Petitioners humbly submit, that the Standing Order of the House in this respect, is neither complied with in letter nor in spirit; that the Standing Order on this head requires, "that before any Petition is presented to the House for making a Turnpike Road, or for altering as aforesaid the line of any Turnpike Road already made, or for raising a further sum for that purpose, an estimate of the proposed expense of such undertaking, signed by the person or persons making the same, together with an account of the money subscribed for carrying the said work into execution, and the names of the subscribers, with the sums respectively subscribed by them, be lodged in the Private Bill Office of this House;" that even where the Bill is to be for "altering the Line of any Turnpike Road already made, by widening or diverting the same," an account of the money subscribed for carrying the work into execution, and the names of the subscribers and of the money subscribed by them respectively, is thus required to be lodged in the Private Bill Office; but, as stated in the paper signed by Lawrence Hill, the Road to be made in the present instance is an entirely new Line of Road, and in the Petition it is described also as a New Road between a certain village and the confines of the county of Ayr, such new Line being nine miles two furlongs and sixty-eight yards in length, and the old Road between the same points is about the same distance; that the Standing Orders of the House also provide, that every Turnpike Bill shall contain a clause, obliging the subscribers to pay their subscriptions; and the object and meaning therefore of having an account of the money subscribed, and of the names of the subscribers, with the sums subscribed by them, is, that the House may not be troubled with an application for power to make a Road, which may never be made after power shall be granted to make it, and that Parliament may have the means of compelling payment of the sums subscribed for; but the paper lodged in the Private Bill Office is improperly intituled, "An Account of the Money subscribed and to be raised," for no money whatever is to be subscribed, as is apparent from the paper itself, which states, that it is proposed and expected to borrow 12,000l. on the credit of the Tolls to be mentioned in the Act, the Bill to bring in which, is the purpose of the application which has been made to the House; that, in order to make any such new Line of Road as this, the Petitioners submit, that money ought not, and cannot, be borrowed upon the credit of the Tolls already under the management of the Renfrewshire Trustees, for these are already appropriated to the purposes for which they were granted, and no money can be borrowed upon the credit of the Tolls to be authorized to be levied upon a new Line of Road, which must be made before any Tolls can be levied upon it; that the Petitioners submit, that if this Road is to be made, it ought to be at the risk of those who desire to have it made, and that they should have subscribed the sums necessary for that purpose; that the Petitioners therefore conceive, that the promoters of this Bill ought not to be allowed to bring it in at all, because the Standing Orders of the House have not been complied with; but they at all events submit, that the promoters of this Bill should not be allowed to bring it in, or proceed with it, until a correct estimate shall have been lodged and money shall have been subscribed for making the new Line of Road proposed, and they confidently predict, that if such shall be the determination of the House, that no money whatever will be subscribed, and that the House will be saved all further trouble, and the Petitioners all further expense upon the subject; and praying, That the promoters of the proposed Bill may not be allowed to proceed with the same until a correct estimate, and an account of the money subscribed, and of the names of the subscribers, and of the money subscribed by them respectively, shall be lodged in the Private Bill Office, in compliance with the Standing Orders of the House.

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

Petition against Werneth and Littleborough Road Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the township of Chadderton, in the county of Lancaster, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill for improving and maintaining the Road from Werneth to Littleborough, and other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Lancaster; and praying, That the same may not pass into a law as it now stands.

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

Stockport Junction Railway Bill-Petition respecting Standing Orders.

A Petition of Owners or Occupiers of lands through which the Railway hereinafter mentioned is intended to pass, was presented, and read; setting forth, That a Bill is depending in the House, for making and maintaining a Railway from Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, through Stockport, to or near Fernilee, in the County of Derby, and a Branch therefrom terminating at or near Ferney Sides, near Wormhill, in the said County of Derby; that the Petitioners are Owners and Occupiers of lands intended to be taken for making the said Railway, and the Branch therefrom, or one of them, and most strongly object to the passing of such Bill; that the Petitioners beg leave to represent that the Standing Orders of the House have not been complied with by the applicants for the said Bill, inasmuch as the Notices of the intended application to Parliament do not contain the names of several of the townships and parishes through which the said Railway and Branch are intended to pass, nor do they contain a correct description of the line or course of the said intended Railway and Branch; that upon inspection of the documents relating to the said Railway, which have been deposited with the Clerk of the Peace for the county of Chester, it appears that the said Railway and Branch are not correctly delineated upon the Plan thereof so deposited with the Clerk of the Peace, and that such Plan and Book of Reference thereto do not correctly describe several of the places through which the said Railway and Branch are intended to pass, and that false descriptions are in several instances given of the ownership and occupancy of the property intended to be taken for the purposes of such Railway and Branch; that several of the Owners and Occupiers of land to be taken for the purposes of such Railway and Branch have not been applied to previously to presenting the Petition for the said Bill, and in various other instances in which applications have been made to persons interested in the measure, the answers received on such applications have not been entered in the Lists of the Owners and Occupiers deposited in the Private Bill Office, or the answers therein entered are not the answers which were given upon the occasion of such applications being made; and praying; That they may be heard upon their Petition by themselves; their agents and witnesses, or that they may have such relief in the premises as to the House may seem meet.

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

Longtown Road Bill, reported.

Sir Matthew Ridley reported from the Committee on the Bill for more effectually repairing the Roads to and from Longtown, and certain other Roads communicating therewith, in the County of Cumberland; 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.

Kirkby and Pinxton Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed 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 the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Admiral Sotheron do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their concurrence.

Petition against Clyde Navigation Bill.

A Petition of Magistrates and Town Councillors of the royal burgh of Dumbarton, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to enable the Trustees for the Improvement of the Navigation of the River Clyde to purchase up certain Exemptions from the Rates payable on the said River and the Harbour at Glasgow; 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.

Glasgow Royalty Extension Bill, committed.

A Bill for extending the Royalty of the City of Glasgow over the Lands of Blythswood and adjacent Lands, and for amending the Acts relating to the Police of the said City, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Archibald Campbell, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Road Bill, committed.

A Bill for amending and continuing an Act for repairing Roads in the County of Renfrew, and for altering the Line of Road between Glasgow and Kilmarnock, in the said County, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Archibald Campbell, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Dundee Gas (No. 1.) Bill, committed.

A Bill for incorporating The Dundee Gas Light Company, and for the better lighting the Town of Dundee by Gas, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Archibald Campbell, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Birmingham and London Junction Canal Bill-Petition respecting Standing Orders.

A Petition of several Trustees for executing an Act for repairing the Road from Dunchurch to Stonebridge, in the county of Warwick, was presented, and read; setting forth, That a Bill is now pending in the House for making a Canal from the Stratford-on-Avon Canal Navigation, within the Parish of Tamworth, in the County of Warwick, to the Oxford Canal Navigation, within the Liberty of Coombe, in the same County; that the Petitioners humbly beg leave to state, that the Section of the above proposed Canal deposited in the Private Bill Office of the House, does not comply with the Standing Orders of the House, which direct that the Section shall specify the levels, and describe the same by feet and inches; whereas the scale attached to the Section so deposited as aforesaid, is a scale of feet only, and is so minute as to render it impracticable to ascertain the levels with accuracy; that, in consequence of such defects in the said Section and Scale, the Petitioners cannot ascertain to what extent the proposed Canal will affect the said Road; that the Petitioners also beg leave humbly to submit to the House, that the Subscription List lodged in the said Private Bill Office does not comply with the Standing Orders of the House, which direct that the names of the subscribers shall appear in such Subscription List; whereas the greater part of the christian names of the parties named in the List so lodged are expressed by initial letters only, and consequently do not sufficiently identify such subscribers; that the said Subscription List is also defective in other respects, and there are also divers other particulars in which the said Standing Orders have not been complied with; and praying, That they may be heard upon their Petition by their agents and witnesses, and that the House will enforce its Standing Orders, and not allow the said Bill to be further proceeded in, or that the Petitioners may have such other relief in the premises as to the House may seem meet.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee on the Petition for the said Bill, in so far as the same relates to the Section of the Canal.

Watling-Street Road Bill, passed.

An ingrossed Bill for more effectually improving and maintaining the Wellington District of the Watling-street Road, in the County of Salop, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

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

Heigham Bridge Bill, committed.

A Bill for building a Bridge over the River Wensum, in the Hamlet of Heigham, and the Parish of Saint Clement, in the County of the City of Norwich, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Wodehouse, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Tweed Fisheries Bill, committed.

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

Petition in favour of Broomielaw (Glasgow) Railway and Tunnel Bill.

A Petition of the Provost, Magistrates and Counsellors of the burgh of Anderston, was presented, and read; taking notice of the 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.

Petition against Rother Levels Drainage Bill.

A Petition of Inhabitants, Ship-owners, Merchants and Traders of the town and port of Rye, was presented, and read; taking notice of the Bill to amend an Act of the seventh 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 praying, That they may be heard by themselves, 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 themselves, 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.

Rye Election. Petition of De Lacy Evans, Esq.

A Petition of De Lacy Evans, Esquire, a LieutenantColonel in His Majesty's Army, was delivered in, and read; setting forth, That at the last Election of a Baron to serve in Parliament for the town and port of Rye, in the county of Sussex, Philip Pusey, Esquire, and the Petitioner, were candidates; that at the said Election a majority of legal votes was offered in favour of the Petitioner, but that Nathaniel Procter, Esquire, claiming to be the Mayor of the said town and port, who presided, and claimed to act as the Returning Officer at the said Election, received the votes of several persons on the poll in favour of the said Philip Pusey who had no right to vote at the said Election, and rejected the votes of many persons who tendered them in favour of the Petitioner, and who were entitled to vote at the said Election, by which means a colourable majority appeared on the poll in favour of the said Philip Pusey; that the said Nathaniel Procter, so claiming to act as Returning Officer as aforesaid, hath unjustly returned the said Philip Pusey as duly elected, whereas, if the several legal votes which were so tendered in favour of the Petitioner had been received upon the poll, the Petitioner would have had a majority of legal votes, and therefore ought to have been elected and returned accordingly; that such unjust Return by the said Nathaniel Procter (being in pursuance of undue or corrupt practices, tending unlawfully to restrict the elective franchise, and to interfere with the freedom of election and the privileges of the House) is derogatory to the dignity of Parliament, detrimental to the interests of the public, and greatly to the injury of the Petitioner; that a free and impartial Election of a Baron to represent the said town and port in Parliament was altogether prevented by the illegal and unconstitutional interference of the Reverend George Augustus Lamb, at present residing at Mountsfield, in the liberty of the said town and port, but having no cure of souls there, and now being, and for many years past having been, Rector of the parishes of Iden, Playden, and Guldeford, in the said county of Sussex, situate at a considerable distance from the said town, and which said George Augustus Lamb has for many years past exercised an illegal and unconstitutional control over the Election of Members of Parliament for the said town and port, having been also, during the last twenty years and upwards, with his brothers and immediate connections, successively Mayor of the said town and port; the Petitioner therefore humbly prays, That the House will take the premises into their consideration, and that the said Philip Pusey may be declared not duly elected, and that the Petitioner may be declared to have been duly elected for the said town and port, and that the Petitioner ought to have been returned, and that the name of the Petitioner may be substituted for that of the said Philip Pusey, as Member for the said town and port, and that the House will grant such other relief in the premises as to the House shall seem meet.

Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into consideration upon Tuesday, the 27th day of April next, at three of the clock in the afternoon.

Petition of Voters.

A Petition of John Meryon, Thomas Barry, William Ellenden and James Blake, claiming to have and having a right to vote for the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the town and port of Rye, in the county of Sussex, on behalf of themselves and others, inhabitants of the said town and port, claiming to have and having a right to vote in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the said town and port, was also delivered in, and read; setting forth, That a writ having issued for the return of a Baron to represent the said town and port, the Election took place upon the 1st day of March instant, and that Philip Pusey, Esquire, and De Lacy Evans, Esquire, a Lieutenant-Colonel in His Majesty's Army, were candidates to represent the said town and port in Parliament; that a poll was taken at the said Election, and that the Petitioners and many other persons having a right to vote for Members to serve in Parliament for the said town and port were present in the Town Hall (where the said Election was had), and were desirous of giving their several votes to the person who claimed to act as returning officer of the said town and port in favour of De Lacy Evans, Esquire, and claimed their rights so to do, and tendered their several votes for the said De Lacy Evans, Esquire; but the person so claiming to act as returning officer as aforesaid, illegally, as the Petitioners conceive, rejected the votes of several of the Petitioners, and of many other persons claiming to have and having a right to vote at the said Election, and denied their right to vote at the said Election, to the great prejudice of the Petitioners and of such other persons, and of their right and franchise; that, by reason of the refusal of the person so claiming to act as returning officer as aforesaid to admit several of the Petitioners, and such others as aforesaid, to give their votes in the said Election, and by reason that the person so claiming to act as returning officer as aforesaid, did admit several other persons to poll who had no right to vote in the said Election, the said Philip Pusey was, by means of a colourable majority of persons illegally voting in the said Election declared by the person so claiming to act as returning officer as aforesaid, to be duly elected; whereas, if all of the Petitioners, and such other persons as had a right to vote, and who tendered their votes at the said Election as aforesaid, had been permitted to give their votes as aforesaid, the said De Lacy Evans, Esquire, would have had a great majority of legal votes, and ought to have been returned as one of the Representatives of the said town and port to serve in Parliament; that the whole government of the affairs of the said town and port, and of the elective franchise therein, was many years ago illegally and against the freedom of Election usurped by an unlawful combination, and has been ever since illegally, and in violation of the freedom of Election, kept and retained under the control, influence and management of certain individuals, by whose illegal proceedings and influence the Members of Parliament for the said town have been of late years returned, and that by such means, and other undue and corrupt practices, the greater part of the Petitioners, and a large majority of the respectable inhabitants of the town have not only sustained great injury in their property and otherwise, by their being unjustly excluded from the enjoyment of those rights and privileges which belong more especially to the inhabitants of the town and port of Rye, situated as are the Petitioners, but have also been improperly deprived of the exercise and privileges of their elective franchise; the Petitioners therefore humbly pray, That they may be heard by their counsel, agents and witnesses against the return of the said Philip Pusey, and that the said Philip Pusey may be declared not duly elected, and the said De Lacy Evans, Esquire, may be declared duly elected as the Member to serve in Parliament for the said town and port; and that the Petitioners may have such other relief in the premises as to the House may seem meet.

Ordered, That the said Petition be taken into consideration at the same time that the last preceding Petition is ordered to be taken into consideration.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant, or Warrants, for such persons papers and records as shall be thought necessary by the several Parties, on the hearing of the matters of the said Petitions.

Memorandum:-In pursuance of the Act 9 Geo. 4, c. 22, to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to the trial of Controverted Elections, or Returns of Members to serve in Parliament, Notices were sent to the Parties; with orders for their attendance by themselves, their counsel or agents, at the time on which the said Petitions were ordered to be taken into consideration.

Weston Zoyland Inclosure Bill, committed.

A Bill for dividing and allotting Lands within the Parishes of Weston Zoyland and Middlezoy, in the County of Somerset, was read a second time; and committed to Mr. Dickinson, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Southwold Harbour Bill, committed.

A Bill for continuing and rendering more effectual the several Acts passed for improving the Harbour of Southwold, in the County of Suffolk, was read a second time; and committed to Sir Thomas Gooch, &c.: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Petition complaining of the Metropolis Roads Commissioners.

A Petition of Persons residing near, or using those parts of the Roads of the Metropolis Turnpike Trust Roads, now called the First District of the Metropolis Roads, but formerly the Kensington Turnpike Trust, was presented, and read; setting forth, That while the Roads of their part of the said District were under the management of the Trustees or Commissioners of the Kensington Trust, the Petitioners had at their use excellent and improving Roads at moderate Tolls, and that the gates for the collecting of the said Tolls were so judiciously placed, that few had reason to complain; that the said Trustees being Magistrates, or duly qualified resident gentlemen of the neighbourhood, the Petitioners had always at hand a ready and convenient medium of stating any grievance or suggesting any improvements that might occur or be to be made in regard to the said Roads; that from the professions assigned for taking away the management of the Turnpike Roads in the vicinity of the Metropolis (north of the River Thames) from His Majesty's Justices of the peace, and the resident gentry of the several Trusts, the Petitioners were induced to expect a superior management of the said Roads, and a reduction of the enormous amount of Tolls collected thereon, the Petitioners believing that for many years past the Tolls collected on the late Kensington Trust have averaged upwards of five hundred pounds a mile a year; that relying on a confident expectation of a reduction of the Tolls, the Petitioners have been surprised to find that the Commissioners of the Metropolis Roads have obtained an Act of Parliament (which came into operation on the first day of the present year) by which, in most instances, the Tolls formerly paid by the Petitioners have actually been doubled, and payment thereof enforced; that the Petitioners have to complain of other proceedings of the said Commissioners, which, however well intended, are partial, unjust and oppressive to them; for that while the Tolls paid by the Petitioners have been doubled, while even the poor man's ass has not escaped a rise in the Tolls, whole miles of the roads in the said first district have been, and are at present, exonerated, or not charged to the payment of any toll whatever, in regard to the said Roads or the approaches from thence to the metropolis, thereby leaving a thickly populated portion of the said district (mostly the estates of noblemen and opulent gentlemen) free from any contribution to the repairs of the roads used by that portion of the district; the Petitioners cannot but think that the foregoing is a proof of a partial or else injudicious exercise of the discretion vested by law in the Commissioners, in regard to the placing of the gates for the collection of the Tolls; the Petitioners also complain that a clause has been inserted in the said Act, by which carts and waggons laden with coals are to be paid toll for every time of passing; that this in many cases is a grievous impost, tending to enhance the price of that necessary and (in the vicinity of London) indispensable article, and that a similar payment for the passing of vehicles laden with corn, flour, meat or beer might be made with equal propriety; that the doubling of the Tolls, and the making of the stage-coach owners pay every time of passing, is a heavy pecuniary infliction on them, considering the mile and other duties they pay, and must eventually be burthensome to travellers; that the erection of Turnpike Gates in the town of Fulham (the most distant part of the formerly Kensington Trust) will be a serious injury and impediment to the business of the inhabitants of the said town; that from the compactness of the former Kensington Turnpike Trust, the Petitioners enjoyed peculiar advantages, no part of the said Trust having a continuous line of Road of four miles in length thereon; but that the joining thereto or amalgamating therewith many miles of the Great Western Road, part of the old Brentford Trust, and the assimilation of the Tolls of the districts, will be injurious to the Petitioners, as they will thereby have to contribute more than a fair proportion to the repairs and maintenance of a road much more used and much more expensive than any of their roads, the whole of the now added part of the old Brentford Trust being lighted and watered by the Commissioners, while a considerable part of the Kensington Trust is not even lighted by the said Commissioners; that furthermore, the Petitioners humbly beg leave to represent to the House, that five years have elapsed not since the said Kensington Turnpike Trust was wholly free from debt, but that, to the astonishment of the Petitioners, they find, that since their Tolls have been doubled, that the Commissioners of the Metropolis Roads have advertised for a loan of 40,000£. in part of a loan of 100,000£. which they propose to borrow on mortgage of the Tolls of the Metropolis Roads; that the Petitioners, knowing that the maintenance and repairs of the public Roads devolve, of common right, to the respective parishes in which such Roads are situated, but that Turnpike Road Trusts were instituted (and wisely too) to prevent the maintenance of great thoroughfare Roads from being burthensome to the parishes through which they pass, the Petitioners humbly observe, that no law exists at present by which an easy, full and public inquiry can be made, generally regarding the amount of Tolls collected and the sums expended on Turnpike Roads, and that hence arises much obscurity and many other evils regarding the management of the Turnpike Trusts in England; and praying, firstly, That so much of the Metropolis Turnpike Trusts Act, or Amendment Act, as far as regards that part of the Metropolis Roads called or designated by the said Act, "The first District of the Metropolis Roads," comprising and formerly known as "The Kensington Turnpike Trust," be repealed, and the management thereof be restored to the Magistrates of the county of Middlesex, and other persons duly qualified, as heretofore, under the General Turnpike Acts; secondly, or, That the assimilation of the Tolls, as far as regards the former Kensington Turnpike Trust, be repealed, and the Tolls reduced to their former or to a lower amount; thirdly, That the paying for waggons and carts (laden with coals) every time of passing, be repealed throughout the first district of the said Metropolis Roads; fourthly, That likewise the making of the stage-coach owners pay for their coaches every time of passing, be repealed throughout the said first district of the said Metropolis Roads; fifthly, That, in order to give an easy inquiry into, and to prevent abuses in the management of, Turnpike Roads, the House will be pleased to pass a Bill to amend the General Turnpike Acts, enacting either that the Rector, Vicar or Curate, or the Parochial Surveyors of the Highways for the time being, or else that a person duly qualified according to the General Turnpike Acts, be annually elected or appointed by every parish in England and Wales through which any Turnpike Road or Roads may pass, as Parochial Trustee, and that such person elected or appointed Parochial Trustee, shall have equal power and authority with any other Turnpike Trustee, in regard to the management of the Trust or Trusts in such parish, but shall be required or compelled to give in writing (which shall be given to him at the expense of the respective Trust or Trusts) a full and detailed account of the annual income, expenditure and debts of the respective Trust or Trusts of any Turnpike Roads passing through the parish for which he is appointed, allowing such appointed person his reasonable expenses; such account to be annually laid before the Vestry of the parish, and recorded, and to be liable to be inspected by all parishioners, paying rates, at seasonable times; and, sixthly, That a deputation of the Subscribers to this Petition may be heard by the House, in explanation and defence of the allegations and prayers thereof.

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

Baal's (Limerick) Bridge Bill, presented.

Mr. Spring Rice presented a Bill for the Improvement of the Shannon Navigation from the City of Limerick to Killaloe, by rebuilding the Bridge called Baal's Bridge, in the said City: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time.

Avon and Gloucestershire Railway Bill, put off.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill to alter the Line of the Avon and Gloucestershire Railway, to make certain Branches from the same, and to amend the Act for making the said Railway, be now read a second time;

The Amendments following were proposed to be made to the Question; viz. to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this "day six months."

And the Question being put, that the word "now" stand part of the Question;

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Charles Dundas, 37.
Mr. Robert Gordon:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Hart Davis, 44.
Mr. Bright:

So it passed in the Negative.

And the Question being put, That the words "upon "this day six months" be added at the end of the Question, it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question, so amended, being put;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time upon this day six months.

The Lords have agreed to

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Stratford and Mr. Harvey:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the several Bills following, without any Amendment; viz.

Market Harboourgh Roads Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads from Market Harborough to Loughborough, and from Felling Gate to the Melton Mowbray Turnpike Road, in the County of Leicester:

Thirsk Roads Bill.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for repairing certain Turnpike Roads leading to and from Thirsk, in the County of York:-And then the Messengers withdrew.

Account of Poor Rates, laid on the Table. No. 141.

Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That an Abstract of Returns, showing the amount of Monies levied in each County in England and Wales, in the year ending 25th March 1829; distinguishing the Payments made thereout for other purposes than the relief of the Poor, and the sums expended for the Relief of the Poor; specifying the rate of Increase or Diminution, as compared with the preceding year; and stating the number of Parishes in each County in which Select Vestries have been formed or Assistant Overseers appointed pursuant to Act 59 Geo. 3, c. 12, was upon the Table. Ordered, That the said Abstract be printed.

Petition respecting Forgery.

A Petition of Inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood of Stockton-upon-Tees, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have long considered the penal code of this country as distinguished for its severity in affixing the punishment of death in a marked degree to crimes against property, a severity of which the justice and expediency have been questioned by some of our most eminent writers on morals and jurisprudence, and which is at variance with the humane state of public feeling in the present day; they beg leave to state their conviction of the inefficacy as well as injustice of severe penalties, and that in the case of forgery, capital enactments have a tendency to encourage rather than restrain the perpetration of the offence; and praying, That the House, in the approaching revision of the laws relating to forgery, will take into its consideration the justice and expediency of abolishing the punishment of death for that offence.

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

Petitions for repeal of Malt and Beer Duties.

A Petition of Inhabitants of Bromyard, in the county of Hereford;-of Ticehurst and Wadhurst, in the county of Sussex;-of William Mills, Mayor and Chairman of a meeting of Inhabitants of Newbury and township of Speenhamland;-and, of the Rector, Parish Officers, and other Inhabitants of Iden, Playden and East Guldeford, in the eastern part of the county of Sussex,-were presented, and read; praying, That the House will be pleased immediately to inquire into the causes of the present heavy, serious and universal distress, and that they will repeal the whole Duties on Malt and Beer, in preference to any other Taxes; that in so doing, the House will enable the labouring classes to brew at home, and confer on them a most desirable boon, and revive the life and spirit of the fallen agriculture of Great Britain.

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

Petition for alteration of Tithes.

A Petition of the Freeholders and Landholders of the several parishes of Llanthewy, Skirrid, Llanthewy Rytherch, Llanvapley, Llanvetherine, Llantillio-pertholey, Llanvihangel Crucorney, Llangattock-lingoed, Llanarth, Gortrey, Bringwin, Tregare, Penrose, Llanellen and Llanover, in the county of Monmouth, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners presume to address the House, under the firmest conviction that the existing Tithes are highly injurious to the best interest of society, both in a religious and political point of view; that they are injurious to religion, because they are, as daily experience evinces, a cause of the most violent and inveterate disputes, and of destroying that harmony and confidence which ever ought to exist between the pastor and his congregation, and of engendering the worst feelings where the best should alone prevail; that the Tithe Laws are most injurious to the interest of agriculture, as they are often an absolute bar to improvement, and are at all times most discouraging to the farmer, as by their operation he is placed in a different and a worse situation than any other speculator, since by his embarking his capital in agricultural pursuits, he becomes liable to have the tenth part of his capital taken from him by the titheholder, who, without capital, labour or risk, frequently derives considerable profit in instances where the cultivator is himself a loser; that the Petitioners beg leave to inform the House, that they pay more in lieu of Tithes than all manner of Taxes to Government and the Poor; that the Petitioners have to complain that disputes respecting the payment of Tithes are determined in a Court constituted in a manner peculiar to itself, without constitutional intervention of a Jury; and praying, That the House will, at as early a period in this Session of Parliament as the business of the nation will allow, take into its most serious consideration the present state of the Tithe Laws, and the effects now resulting from them, and, after a strict and mature investigation of the question in all its relative bearings, it will be pleased to adopt such measures, and make such arrangements as shall appear to the House to be consistent with justice to the payers and receivers of Tithes, and most beneficial to the general interest of religion, and those of the community at large.

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

Leave of Absence.

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

Ordered, That Sir William Ingilby have leave of absence for a month, to attend the Assizes.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Tuite have leave of absence for three weeks, on account of ill health.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Richard Price have leave of absence for a fortnight, on urgent private business.

Petitions complaining of Distress.

A Petition of Sanderson Ilderton, Sheriff of the county of Northumberland;-and, of Farmers in the parish of Lower Sapey, in the county of Worcester,-were presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners beg leave to represent to the House the great distress, privation and difficulties which affect the agricultural, commercial, manufacturing and shipping interests apparent in the diminution of rent to the landlord, and the absence of profit to the tenant, in the decreased comforts of the labouring classes, in the general stagnation of trade, in the want of remuneration in freights, and in the great depression of price upon every article of productive industry; and praying the House to take into their early and serious consideration the statements contained in this their prayer, and by a revisal of the measures adopted since 1819, coupled with the strictest economy in the public expenditure and the repeal or reduction of those taxes which press most grievously on the poor, grant such relief as the House in their wisdom may think fit, and which the present distress of a suffering community imperatively demands.

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

Petition complaining of Distress and Taxation.

A Petition of the Merchants, Traders, Manufacturers, Ship-owners and others, of the city of London, was presented, and read; setting forth, That, under the present circumstances of the country, the Petitioners feel themselves called upon to represent to the House the great depression, and consequent distress, that now exists in the mercantile, trading, manufacturing and shipping concerns of the city of London and the metropolis, which bears with peculiar severity upon the industrious and labouring classes; that they are concerned to state that the existing distress is not assignable to any temporary cause, or limited to any particular part of the empire, but extends to the agricultural and all the productive classes of the community; that there has been for some time past an unprecedented and rapidly increasing depreciation in all articles of manufacture and the products of labour, causing an immense and often ruinous loss upon the value of stock and capital employed, reducing also profits and the price of labour to such a degree, that thousands of hands have been thrown out of employment, while others have only been able to obtain a precarious and insufficient subsistence; that the Petitioners have no hesitation in declaring it as their decided conviction, that a principal cause of all these evils is the enormous and overwhelming pressure of taxation, rendered more oppressive by the alteration in the currency, which has withdrawn from general circulation and productive employment a large amount of capital, and concentrated the same in comparatively a few hands, thereby causing the taxes to approximate to the entire profits of the people, and, in defect of profits, to their capital, deranging the whole system of commercial enterprize, and paralyzing the active industry of the country; that the Petitioners have also to state, that another prominent cause of the present distress, by which these evils have been greatly aggravated, are those laws which, they were confidently told, would improve the trade and manufactures of the country, by establishing a reciprocity of trade with other nations, but which, as other nations have not adopted a similar policy, has operated most injuriously to several important branches of industry, and augmented the public distress by allowing foreign labour to come into competition with British labour in the home markets of this country; that they feel it the more necessary to make their grievances known to the House, as His Majesty's Ministers seem to be unacquainted with the real state and condition of the country, and while they have admitted in the Speech from the Throne, "that distress existed in some places," they have stated, from fallacious Custom-house valuations, an increase of exports as "indications of active commerce," while it is notorious that the actual value of exports has fallen off to the amount of several millions a year for several years past, and have often yielded no profitable return; that they have seen with less surprise the retail traders represented in "a prosperous state," while melancholy proofs to the contrary are weekly presented by the long lists of bankruptcies and insolvencies, and still more numerous compositions with creditors; that the unparalleled oppression upon the agricultural interests affects all classes of the people, and to the distress of this the leading interest of the country, a considerable portion of the embarrassment and losses of the Petitioners may be attributed; the Petitioners submit to the House, that the diminished means of the people cannot sustain the same weight of taxation, pressing, as it does, upon all the necessaries of life; that the present state of the country demands every possible reduction of the national burthens, and the removal of the most oppressive taxes; that the proposed reductions of the Chancellor of the Exchequer are quite inadequate to the alleviation of the present suffering, and cannot satisfy the just expectations of the public; and it is with the deepest concern they find, after fifteen years of profound peace, enormous civil and military establishments are still kept up; a profuse expenditure in places, pensions and appointments is still to be continued, many of them necessary only for the purposes of patronage and parliamentary influence; that, in the opinion of the Petitioners, the heavy and oppressive taxation which now presses so severely upon the industrious classes who are not annuitants, and who do not live upon the taxes, originated in the long, bloody and expensive wars, waged against the liberties of the people of America and France, which wars were sanctioned and abetted by a large majority of a corrupt and self-elected House of Commons; and that it is of paramount importance to the well-being of the country, that there should be a more equal and effectual representation of the people in the House; the Petitioners therefore most humbly pray the House to direct an immediate inquiry into the extent and causes of the general distress that now unhappily prevails throughout the kingdom, in order that the House may be enabled to apply those remedies which in their wisdom may appear best calculated to arrest and remove the evils above respectfully detailed.

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

Petition respecting Currency.

A Petition of Occupiers of land in the district of Norham and Islandshires, in the county of Durham, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have for some years been labouring under great distress in their farming concerns, have now nearly consumed all their capital, and are unable to fulfil their pecuniary engagements; that this change of the Petitioners' circumstances commenced with the alteration of the Currency effected by Mr. Peel's Bill, has been aggravated by the introduction of the free-trade system into the Corn Laws, and has now reached to an intolerable height by the suppression of Bank Notes under 5£.; and praying, That the Acts suppressing the circulation of Bank Notes under 5£. may be repealed.

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

Petition against Renewal of East India Charter.

A Petition of Thomas Stock, President of the Board of Directors of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, was presented, and read; praying the House to accede to no proposals for prolonging the existence of any restrictions on the natural and constitutional right of their fellowsubjects to trade with all countries in amity with the British Crown, and to reside in any of the colonies and dependencies of the British empire.

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

Return of Life Annuities and Tontines (Ireland,) ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Names and Dsescription, and of their Places of Residence where specified, of the several Nominees in the Life Annuities or Tontines of Ireland, created in 1773, 1775 and 1777, who received their Dividends on their several Annuities at the last half-yearly payment thereof.

Supply deferred.

A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read;

An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Question, by leaving out from the word "That" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "it is the opinion of this House, that the late vacancy in the office of Treasurer of the Navy, afforded His Majesty's Ministers an opportunity of effecting a saving of £.3,000 a year, without any violation of existing engagements, and without detriment to the Public Service," instead thereof.

And the Question being put, That the words proposed to be left out, stand part of the Question;

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

Sabbati, 13 die Martii, 1830:

The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas, Sir George Clerk, 188.
Mr. Croker:
Tellers for the Noes, Sir James Graham, 90.
Lord Viscount Howick:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the main Question being put;

Ordered, That the Order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to His Majesty, be now read; and the same being read;

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

Pensions, &c. Duties Bill, reported.

Sir Alexander Grant reported from the Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for continuing to His Majesty, for one year, certain Duties on Personal Estates, Offices and Pensions in England, for the Service of the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty, the Amendments which they had made to the Bill; and the Amendments were read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Tithes Exchange Bill, committed.

A Bill to enable Rectors, Vicars and other Incumbents of Ecclesiastical Benefices and Livings in England and Wales to exchange their Tithes for Corn Rents, by agreement with the Owners of Lands, was, according to Order, read a second time; and committed to a Committee of the whole House for Thursday the 8th day of April next.

Ecclesiastical Leases (Ireland) Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to amend the Laws respecting the Leasing Powers of Bishops and Ecclesiastical Corporations in Ireland;

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

Ways and Means, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of 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.

Committee on Ardglass Harbour Bill.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to enable the Commissioners of the Harbour of Ardglass, in the County of Down, to make Contracts for Works, and to borrow Money for the Improvement of the said Harbour; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr. Croker reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto.

Ordered, That the Report be received upon Monday next.

Mutiny Bill, passed.

The ingrossed Bill for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, was, according to Order, read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Alexander Grant do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Marine Mutiny Bill, passed.

The ingrossed Bill for the Regulation of His Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on shore, was, according to Order, read the third time; and several Amendments were made to the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Alexander Grant do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their concurrence.

Illusory Appointments Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the ingrossed Bill to alter and amend the Law relating to Illusory Appointments;

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

Dramatic Writings Bill, deferred.

The Order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill to alter and extend the Provisions of 54 Geo. 3, c. 156, with respect to Dramatic Writings;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday the 23d day of this instant March resolve itself into the said Committee.

Committee on Northern Roads, appointed.

Ordered, That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the State of the Roads between London and Edinburgh, and London and Portpatrick:-And a Committee was appointed of Lord Viscount Morpeth, Mr. William Dundas, Mr. Liddell, Sir James Graham, Mr. Anthony Maitland, Mr. George Dawson, Mr. Irving, Mr. John Marshall, Mr. Bell, Mr. William Henry John Scott, Earl of Surrey, Sir Henry Parnell, Lord Viscount Maitland, Mr. Beilby Thompson, Lord Viscount Lowther, Mr. Loch, Mr. Wyvill, Marquis of Tavistock, Mr. Fynes Clinton, Lord William Powlett, Mr. William Smith, Mr. Frankland Lewis, Mr. Davies Gilbert, Lord Viscount Howick, Mr. Cust: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Speaker's Chamber; and have Power to send for persons papers and records.

Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee.

Ordered, That the several Reports of Committees relating to the Northern Roads, with the several Estimates and Plans by Mr. Rennie and Mr. Telford, be referred to the Committee.

Returns, &c. ordered: Navy.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Midshipmen promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, in each year, between 1st January 1827 and 1st January 1830; stating the Name of each Person so promoted, and the Date of Entry into the Service; and distinguishing also from the other the Promotions in the Navy on Foreign Stations to Vacancies occasioned by Death, or dismissal by Courts Martial.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Lieutenants promoted to be Commanders in the Royal Navy, between 1st January 1827 and 1st January 1830; stating the Name of each Person so promoted, the Date of Promotion, and the Date of the Commission each Officer held at the time of his Promotion; distinguishing also from the other the Promotions in the Navy on Foreign Stations to Vacancies occasioned by Death, or dismissal by Courts Martial.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Commanders in the Royal Navy promoted to the rank of Captain, in each year, between 1st January 1827 and 1st January 1830; stating the Name of each Person so promoted, the Date of Promotion, and the Date of the Commission each Officer held at the time of his Promotion; and distinguishing also from the other the Promotions in the Navy on Foreign Stations to Vacancies occasioned by Death or dismissal by Courts Martial.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Officers in the Royal Navy on 1st January in the years 1828, 1829 and 1830; distinguishing the several ranks, from Admiral to Lieutenant inclusive, and the number of each rank employed afloat.

Marines.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Gentlemen appointed to First Commissions; of the number of Promotions of Lieutenants to be Captains; of Captains to be Majors; and of Majors to be Lieutenant Colonels, in the Royal Marines, in each year, from 25th January 1827 to 25th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Officers on Full and on the Half Pay of the Royal Marines, in each year, on 1st January 1828, 1829 and 1830; distinguishing the several ranks.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Officers of the Royal Marines who have been brought from Half Pay to Full Pay, in each year, from 1st January 1827 to 1st January 1830; stating the number of each rank.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of all Officers of the Royal Marines who have been allowed to sell their Full-Pay Commissions since 21st February 1827; stating their Names, Rank, and when they obtained their First Commissions in the Service.

Pursers.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Statement, showing the number of Pursers on the List of the Royal Navy, in each year, on 1st January 1827, 1828, 1829 and 1830, with their Rates of Pay; distinguishing also the number of that class of Officers employed Afloat and on Half Pay at those dates.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Clerks who have been promoted to be Pursers in the Royal Navy, in each of the years 1823 to 1829, both inclusive.

Masters.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Masters on the List of the Royal Navy, in each year, on 1st January 1827, 1828, 1829 and 1830, with the Numbers and the Rate of Pay of each class, the number Afloat, and the number on Half Pay; also, the number that have been appointed Masters, and the number that have been struck off this List of the Navy, in each of these years.

Surgeons.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Surgeons and Surgeons Mates on the List of the Royal Navy, in each year, on 1st January 1827, 1828, 1829 and 1830, with their Rates of Pay, in classes; distinguishing also the number of each class of Officers employed Afloat and on Half Pay.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Surgeons Mates appointed by the Navy in each of the years from 1817 to 1829, both inclusive, and the number of Surgeons Mates appointed to be Surgeons in the same years.

Commissariat.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the total number of the Officers and Clerks of the Commissariat Establishment on 1st January 1817, 1822 and 1830; stating the number of each Class then in Commission or Employment, and the numbers on the Half Pay; stating also the aggregate amount of the Half Pay at each of these periods.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Persons admitted to the Commissariat Establishment, in each year, since 1822, and the number of Promotions that have been made in each class, in each year, since 1822.

Stamps.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the number of Distributors of Stamps in the United Kingdom in the year 1829; stating the Name of each Distributor, his Place of Residence, and the District he supplies; the Rate per cent. allowed, and the gross amount of per centage received by each Distributor; also, the Totals in England, Scotland, and Ireland; together with a Copy of the last Orders under which the Rate per centage is now allowed in Scotland; stating also the time and manner in which the Revenue of Stamps is remitted.

Adjournment.

Resolved, That this House will, at the rising of the House this day, adjourn till Monday next.

Order for Account of Corn, discharged.

The House was moved, That the Order made upon the 18th day of February last, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the quantity of Corn, Meal, and Flour imported from that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, from 5th January 1790 to 5th January 1830, into any Port in Great Britain; distinguishing the quantity in each year, might be read; and the same being read;

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Another Account ordered.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Corn, Meal, and Flour exported from Ireland to Great Britain, from 5th January 1828 to 5th January 1830; distinguishing the quantity in each year.

Ireland-Accounts, &c. ordered: Leather.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the total amount of Excise Duty on Leather in Ireland, for the years 1821, 1822 and 1823; and also, of the Expense of collecting the same.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Account for the years 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of Convictions had for Breaches of the Excise Laws relating to Leather in Ireland, for the years 1821, 1822 and 1823.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Account for the three years ending 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the number of Seizures made, and Prosecutions commenced, for Breaches of the Excise Laws relating to Leather in Ireland, for the years 1821, 1822 and 1823.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Account for the three years, ending 5th January 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, an Account of the quantity of Valonia imported into Ireland in the years 1821, 1822 and 1823.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a similar Account for the three years ending 5th January 1830.

Grand Jury (Dublin.)

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Names and Degrees of the Persons who have been returned on the Pannels, and summoned to serve on each Commission Grand Jury in the City of Dublin, commencing with the month of December 1823, and ending with the month of February 1830.

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, a Return of the Names and Degrees of the Persons who have been returned on the Pannels, and summoned to serve on the four Grand Juries for the City of Dublin, in the Court of King's Bench there, for each Term, commencing with Hilary Term 1824, and ending with Hilary Term 1830, inclusive.

Accounts to be printed. No. 142.

Ordered, That the several Accounts from the Bank of England, which were yesterday presented to the House, be printed.

Ordnance Officers Bill, ordered.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable the principal Officers of His Majesty's Ordnance to sue, in certain cases, by their Official Name: And that Mr. Spencer Perceval and Lord Edward Somerset do prepare, and bring it in.

And then the House, having continued to sit till half an hour after one of the clock on Saturday morning, adjourned till Monday next.