House of Commons Journal Volume 7
20 April 1652

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 20 April 1652', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 123. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23985 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Tuesday, the 20th of April, 1652.

Prayers.

Surrender of Bradock Castle.

A LETTER from Leith in Scotland, of 13 April 1652, touching the Surrender of the Castle of Bradock in the Isle of Arran, was this Day read.

A Particular of such Ammunition and Arms as was found in the Castle of Bradock in the Isle of Arran, was this Day read.

Excise on Wool.

Mr. Robinson reports, from the Committee of the Navy, a Petition of Robert Story, James Busser, Peter Collinson, Christofer Fenton, Robert Hickson, Robert Cludsley, in the Names and Behalf of themselves, and many other poor Clothiers and Cottoners of the Five Northern Counties; and a Certificate thereunto annexed: Which were both this Day read.

The Question being propounded, That all Wools whatsoever, which shall be brought into England, be Excise free;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That all Wools whatsoever, which shall be brought into England, be Excisefree.

Resolved, That the Commissioners of Excise be and are authorized and required to see this Vote put in Execution; and that Excise be taken off accordingly.

Scotch Wool, &c.

Ordered, That an Act be brought in for preventing the Exportation of Scottish Wools, Woolfells, or Leather, from any Ports or Places in Scotland, or from Berwick: And that Sir Arthure Hesilrig bring in an Act to that Purpose.

Irish Affairs.

The Question being propounded, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Propositions of the Adventurers for Ireland, and of the Act for their Security; and prepare something for the Judgment of the Parliament, for the Settling of the Affairs of Ireland; and report it with all convenient Speed:

And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; it was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Propositions of the Adventurers for Ireland, and of the Act for their Security; and prepare something for the Judgment of the Parliament, for the Settling of the Affairs of Ireland; and report it with all convenient Speed.

Resolved, That the Qualifications touching Ireland, formerly read in Parliament, be referred to the Council of State, to prepare and fit them for the Parliament; and present them to the Parliament, when the Report of the Propositions is made.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, and that they be impowered to give way to the Transporting, out of Ireland, into foreign Parts, such of the Irish as they shall think fit, for the Advantage of the Commonwealth.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State; That, in the Qualifications, they do make Provision touching the Transporting of Persons from one Part of the Nation to another, as shall be most for the Benefit and Advantage of this Commonwealth; and report their Opinion to the House.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider how the Soldiers that have been, or shall be, disbanded in Ireland, and those Officers there, for whom there hath been no Provision made here, may have reasonable Satisfaction given to them in Ireland, for their Service; and report their Opinion therein to the House.