House of Commons Journal Volume 8
30 March 1663

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 30 March 1663', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 460-461. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26553 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 30 Martii, 15 Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Mr. Allestry have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Mr. Seymour have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.

St. Oswald Hospital.

A Bill for the Regulatian of the Hospital of St. Oswald in the County of Worcester, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Wednesday next.

Brewers.

A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Company, of Brewers of the City of London, and Places adjacent, was this Day read.

Another Petition of the Corporation of the Brewers of the City of Bristoll was delivered in.

Resolved, &c. That both the said Petitions be committed to the Committee of the whole House, appointed for the Inspection of his Majesty's Revenue: And that they be impowered to refer the same to the Sub Committee appointed to inspect that Branch of his Majesty's Revenue, which doth arise by the Excise; with such Powers and Directions as they shall think necessary.

Hackney Coachmen.

Mr. Hungerford makes report from the Committee to which the Petition of the Hackney Coachmen was referred, That the Committee had examined the Matter of Fact: And that they found the Complaint against the Officers, viz. the Clerk and the Messenger, to be true: And that, besides the Rent, payable by the Act of Parliament, there was exacted, by one Wilson the Messenger, One Shilling a Quarter for Rent of each Coach; and, by one Read, the Clerk, Ten Shillings, for a Licence to each Coachman, and Five Shillings yearly for renewing such Licence; and that Two Shillings and Six-pence was taken for the Mark on each Coach: But as to the Commissioners, the Committee found no Fault or Abuse: But that the Committee was of Opinion, That the Exactions by the Officers were Grievances.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, That the exacting One Shilling a Quarter by Wilson, for Rent, is a Grievance;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That the exacting Ten Shillings for a Licence, and Five Shillings per Annum yearly, for renewing such Licence, by Read, is a Grievance;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, That the Taking of Two Shillings and Six-pence, for the Mark or Figure of each Coach, is a Grievance;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That it be recommended to Mr. Solicitor General, and Mr. Serjeant Keeling, to take care that there be a speedy Prosecution in the King's Bench, or Sessions, against Wilson and Read, for their Abuse and Exaction on the Hackney Coachmen.

London, &c. Streets.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill for repairing the Highways and Sewers, and for paving, and keeping clean, the Streets in and about the Cities of London and Westminster; and for the Regulating and Licensing of Hackney Coachmen; be committed to the Committee to which the Petition of the Hackney Coachmen was referred: And that the Committee to which the Bill was formerly committed be discharged thereof: And that these Members following be added to the Committee; viz. Sir John Denham, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Wm. Lewis, Colonel Windham, Colonel Phillips, Colonel Leg, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Clifford, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Wm. Lowther, Colonel Reames, Mr. Crouch, Sir Edm. Peirse, Sir Geo. Probert, Colonel Sandis, Sir Hen. Wood, Mr. Onslow, Sir John Holland, Sir Phil. Warwick, Colonel Progers, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Hum. Winch, Sir John Newton, Mr. Graham, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Mr. Yorke, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Robert Howard, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Coventry, Sir John Nicholas, and all the Members that serve for the Cities of London and Westminster, and the County of Middlesex: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are to peruse the Act; and to consider of some Means to impower the Commissioners to gratify such Persons as shall be employed as Officers in relation to the Hackney Coaches; and to see whether the Act be defective in any other Particulars, and wherein; and what Additions or Amendments are necessary to be made thereto; and to make Report thereof to the House: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Lords desire a Conference.

A Message from the Lords by Sir Thomas Bennet and Sir Justinian Lewen;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to desire a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.

The Messengers being called in; Mr. Speaker does acquaint them, That the House had agreed to a present Conference with the Lords, in the Painted Chamber.

Ordered, That the Persons appointed to manage the last Conference with the Lords do attend this Conference; and make Report of it to the House.

Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Conference had with the Lords, That the Lords had concurred with this House in all their Alterations and Amendments to the Petition sent down from the Lords to this House.

Lord's Day.

Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day was committed, be revived; and do sit in the Speaker's Chamber at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.

Preventing Popery, &c.

Sir Robert Atkyns reports from the Committee to which the Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery, and the Increase of Popish Recusants, was committed, several Amendments to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which Amendments were read the First time: And the several Amendments, precedent to the Amendment to the Eighth Line of the Fifth Folio, were read the Second time; and, on the Question, severally agreed to.

The Question being put, To agree to the Amendment to the Eighth Line of the Fifth Folio;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The next Amendment was read the Second time; and, on the Question, agreed to.

The next Amendment was read the Second time; and, on the Question, agreed to.

The rest of the Amendments, precedent to the last Amendment, by way of Addition, were read the Second time; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

The last Amendments, being read the Second time;

Resolved, &c. That these Words, "Judges of Assize," be inserted in the Amendment.

Resolved, &c. That the Amendment, with the Addition, be agreed to.

Ordered, That the further Debate upon this Bill be adjourned till Wednesday Morning next, Ten of the Clock; and then taken into Consideration.

Mersey, &c. Navigation.

Ordered, That these Persons following be added to the Committee to which the Bill for making navigable the Rivers of Mersey and Weaver, was committed; viz. Sir John Norton, Mr. Law. Hide, Sir John Trot, Mr. Clifford, Sir Rich. Everard, Colonel Fretchvile, Sir Nich. Stuart, Sir Hum. Bennett, Sir Tho. Strickland, Mr. Vowell, Mr. Giles Hungerford, and all the Members of the House that serve for the Counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.

Committee of Trade.

Ordered, That the Committee for Trade be revived; and do sit at Two of the Clock, in the House, Tomorrow in the Afternoon.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.