Lord Calthorpe presented a peti- residence of every surveyor of tion from certain persons, praying taxes, who has been perinitted to for an act for the more speedy reco- be engaged in any other trade, buvery of small debts.

.siness, occupation, office, or proOn the order of the day being fession, during the last three years, read for taking into consideration stating the nature thereof, and dishis majesty's message,

tinguishing each year. The Lord Chancellor said it “ An account of the amount colwould be recollected that by the lected on the land tas; the 39th and 40th acts of the late king, amount paid over to the receiverspower was given to his majesty, general, and of the surplus of rebis heirs and successors, to dispose ceipts ; also for an account of all of all lands which had come to the the items upon wbich any part of crown by purchase, from savings that surplus has been expended, out of the civil list, or from any from the year 1819 to 1822, inof his majesty's ancestors, not clusive, distinguishing each year. Kings of England. The property 6 An account of the total nurnalluded to in the royal messaye ber of surcharges on the land and was the only property to which assessed taxes from 1817 to 1822, the jus coronarium did not attach, inclusive, staring the names of the and was not adverted to by that parties wito have been relieved act. His lordship concluded by from such surcharges, and the total moving that a humble address be amount to which they have been presented to his majesty, assuring so relieved, and distinguishing each his majesty that the house would year."-Ordered. concur in any measure which Sir Thomas Lethbridge obtained might be thought proper to be leave to bring in a bill to enable adopted

magistrates at quarter sessions to Lord Ellenborough said, he would define more exactly the subdivisions merely remark that the less a of counties. sovereign appeared to possess of Upon the motion of Mr. Secrethe spirit of a proprietor, the better. tary Peel, the house then resolved

The address was then agreed to, itself into a committee on his ma-Adjourned.

jesty's message. House of Commons, March 7.- Mr. Peel said, he should pro

Mr. Hume rose to renew pose that the chairman should ask order of the last session, for a re- for leave to bring in a bill, touchturn which he was anxious to have ing the disposal of certain real prolaid on the table,-namely, perty belonging to his majesty and

“ An account of the inland let- his successors. The proposition ter carriers' superannuated fund was agreed to. since 1807 ; an account of the sa- Lord Palmerston moved the laries of the carriers, and the re- order of the day for the house receipts of the fund up to this pe- solving itself into a committee of riod; together with its present supply. amount, and distinguishing the re- His lordship next proposed receipts of each year.



solutions for 1,841,6581. for the " An account of the names and land forces of Great Britain and



stations abroad independent of the House of Lords, March 10.East Indies. 719,7101. for the The Earl of Darnley requested to land force of Ireland. 29,5031. be informed of the nature of the bill for the staff of Great Britain. for commutation of Irish tithes, 18,5651. for the Irish staff. now passing through the House of 114.3371. for the public clerks of Commons. After some converGreat Britain. 9,1071. for Ire- sation, the house adjourned. land. 13,1301. for medicines and House of Commons, March 10.surgical materials. 4,8051, for Ire- Several petitions were presented land. 134,0001. for the yeomanry against the insolvent debtors' actof Great Britain. 19,9761. for the duty on hops—and the coal four coinpanies of dragoons and tar. eleven companies of foot for the East Mr.J.Grattan moved for a return India Company. 11,5891. 16s. ld. of the advertisements published in for the royal military college. the Dublin newspapers, inviting 182,8201. for the payment of ge- traders for contracts for paving and neral officers not colonels of regi- lighting the streets of Dublin, from ments. 29,1501. for the garrisons January 1807 to January 1823; of Great Britain. 6,2401. for the also a return of the names of garrisons of Ireland. 69,6481. persons whose tenders were ac16s. 5d. for allowances to reduced cepted, &c. officers. 32,4961. for the in-pen

Mr. T. Wilson presented a pesioners of Chelsea and Kilmainham tition from J. W. Parkins, Esq. hospitals. 14,5851. for the out- complaining of an undue election pensioners of Kilmainham hospi- for the borough of Arundel. -Ortal. 1,224,484l. 158. 10d. for the dered to be taken into consideration out-pensioners of Chelsea hospital. on the 17th of April. 114,0701. for foreign half-pay. Mr. Hume gave notice, that he 136,2431. 78. 11d. for the full pay would tomorrow move for a return for retired officers. 26,075l. 16s. respecting the land-tax unredeemed, 7d. for the royal military asylum. and also for certain returns con127,2871. 6s 3d, for widows' pen- nected with the post-office, Dublin. sions. 179,7981. 138. 9d. for the Lord Althorpe moved for a recompassionate list. 36,7031. 6s. turn of all courts instituted for the 10d. for superannuation allowances. recovery of debts in England and 6,854l. 14s. 3d. for superannuation Wales, except those in Westminallowances (Ireland.) 33,0001. for ster-hall and the great session in exchequer fees.

Wales ; describing the nature and These items were severally extent of their jurisdiction, and agreed to.

under what authority they were The house then resumed, and established.-Ordered. the report was ordered to be re- Petitions were presented against ceived on Monday.

the general turnpike act-marriage Mr. Hume gave notice, that on act-window tax, and for a bill for the 30th of April he would sub- the recovery of small debts. mit a motion, having for its ob- Sir J. Newport brought up a ject the removal of the lord lieute- bill to regulate the amount of paynant and the chief secretary of Ire- nients made by grand juries in Ireland.- Adjourned.

land.-- Read the first time.



The right hon. baronet moved for various amendments ; but those only an account of the official value of which the Chancellor acceded to, the manufactures of Ireland ex- were to exempt poor men in Scotported from the 5th of January, land having three children, and to 1811, to the 5th of January, 1823; extend the privilege to England. and also for several other returns The different resolutions were carrelative to the exports and imports ried. -- Report ordered to be brought of Ireland.--Ordered.

up to-morrow. Mr. Abercromby gave notice, in Nr. Calvert moved for returns of the absence of his hon. friend the monies paid under decrees of the member for Ayr, (Mr. Kennedy,) Court of Requests for the borough that on the 22d of April he would of Southwark. move for leave to bring in a bill to Mr. Herries moved for an account alter the manner of summoning and of all the donations and bequests swearing in juries, in criminal pro- which had been made for the purceedings in Scotland.

pose of liquidating the national debt Mr. Abercromby also gave notice up to the 5th of April, 1822; which that on the 29th of April he would ordered, and afterwards submit a motion respecting the case brought up. of Wm. Murray Borthwick.

The other orders of the day were Petitions were presented com- then disposed of, and the house adplaining of the increase of poor- journed. rates ; and one presented by Lord House of Commons, March 11.d. Hamilton against the duty on Petitions were presented against the coals between Scotland and Ire- insolvent debtors' act-the Irish land was received, and ordered to leather tax-praying for an addibe printed.

tional duty on foreign tallowOn the motion of Mr. Wallace, against the directors of the Souththe house resolved itself into a com- wark bridge Company—the Shadniittee on the warehousing duty; well Church bill, &c. and the right hon. gentleman ob- On the motion of Mr. Hume, tained leave to bring in a bill to accounts were ordered, showing the render more effectual the provisions gross receipts of the unredeemed of the warehousing act.

land-tax of England, Scotland, and The Attorney-General brought in Wales, since the year 1796 ; and a bill to regulate the disposition of also the amount reduced each year the King's property. It was read by purchases, according to the proa first time, and ordered to be read visions of the 38th George Ill., a second time on Thursday next. and how the money had been ap

Lord Palmerston moved the or- plied. The hon member observed, der of the day for receiving the re- that it was not his intention to move port of the committee of supply. – for the accounts from the Irish The report was then read, and its Post-office, as the Commissioners several votes agreed to.

of Inquiry were about to investigate In the assessed taxes reduction that department bill, Mr. Curwen moved to take off The Chancellor of the Erchequer the whole of the window-tax upon moved the order of the day for the houses not baving more than six committee on the national debt rewindows.-Other members moved duction bill. 1829.



Several members opposed the Speaker adjourned the house till toplan of the sinking fund, -others morrow. approved it with modification. House of Lords, March 13.

Sir H. Parnell thought the whole The Earl of Darnley presented a debt might be paid in forty-five petition from Oldham, in Lancayears, by adding an additional one shire, against the insolvent debtors' per cent. to the three per cents. and act.—Ordered to lie on the table. making them determinable annui- Earl Grey presented a petition ties. The several clauses of the bill from Sunderland, Bishop-Wearwere agreed to.

mouth, and Monk-Wearmouth, The house resumed, and the re- against the insolvent debtors' act; port was ordered to be received to- also a similar petition from Derby ; morrow.

and a petition from the same, comThe report on the assessed taxes' plaining of hawkers and pedlars.repeal bill was then brought up Ordered to lie ou the table. and read; the amendments were House of Commons, March 13.agreed to, and the bill was ordered The Speaker announced to the house, to be read a third time to-morrow. that the ballot for the committee

Mr. Hume gave notice, that he on the Sligo election petition, which should to-morrow move for certain was appointed for this day, would returns relative to the public debt. not take place; the parties not

The other orders of the day were having entered into recognizances. then disposed of, and the house ad- The order was in consequence disjourned.

charged. House of Lords, March 12.- The Speaker was ordered to issue Petitions were presented against the his writ for a member to serve in insolvent debtors' act and the turn- Parliament for the borough of Newpike act.

port, Cornwall, in the room of JoThe assessed taxes' repeal bill nathan Raine, Esq., who has ac(Ireland) was read a second time. cepted the office of one of the jus

On the motion of the Earl of Li- tices of Wales. verpool, it was ordered that an ac- Mr. Alderman Wood presented a count of the number of appeals petition from Thomas Flanagan, brought before the house since 1813 complaining of certain proceedings (the date of the last account), up to at the late Sligo election.—Ordered the present time, be laid on the table. to be printed.

Lord Ellenborough complained of Sir C. Cole presented a petition the present state of the law respect- from a body of dissenters, coming marriage. Much mischief was plaining that the law of marriage, doing, and he hoped that ere long a as it now stood, imposed a burden general law would be before their on their conscience, which they lordships, which would prove satis- were confident was never intended factory both to that house and by the legislature, and praying for the public.

relief.-Laid on the table. Adjourved till to-morrow.

Mr. Fane presented a petition House of Commons, March 12.- from Wallington, in the county of There being, at 4 o'clock, only Oxford, complaining of agricultural thirty-six members present, the distress.-Laid on the table.


Mr. Curteis presented a petition suggestion that might be thrown out, from the parish of Hadleigh, Sussex, and he would endeavour to carry praying for an alteration in the corn it into effect, if it were practicable. laws, and for the imposition of ad- There was one point in which it ditional duties on every species of was, perhaps, possible to make an foreign agricultural produce. improvement-he alluded to the

Mr. Curteis presented a pe- case of persons who caused themtition from Saleburst, in Sussex, selves to be collusively arrested, in praying for a reduction of the duty order to take the benefit of the act. on hops.—Laid on the table. Perhaps it would be proper to intro

Sir E. Knatchbull presented a pe- duce a clause into the bill, similar to tition from the parish of St. Paul's, that which was contained in the last Deptford, complaining of the great to prevent such persons from taking increase of the poor, and praying the benefit of the law. He would for a revision of the poor-laws.- here take the liberty to observe, that Ordered to be printed.

the bankrupt law bad been iu exMr. S. Wortley presented a peti- istence for two hundred years, and tion from Skipton, in the county of those who were conversant with it York, relative to the hawkers' and knew that it was liable to very great pedlars' act.

abuse-not so much, perhaps, as the Mr. Mundy presented a similar insolvent debtors' law; but still it petition from the town of Derby.— was liable to very great abuse, and Laid on the table.

had on many occasions given rise to Mr. Mundy presented a petition serious complaints. The greatest from Derby, against the insol- lawyers in that house had endeavent debtors' act. -Ordered to be voured to amend it; but frauds were printed.

nevertheless perpetrated under it. Mr. A. Robarts presented a si- Let it not therefore be supposed, milar petition from Maidstone. because frauds were committed un

On the question " that this peti- der the insolvent debtors' act, that tion be brought up,'

therefore those whose business it Mr. S. Wortley said, the act of was to watch over measures of that last year baving produced no good nature had neglected their duty. effect, he was entitled to ask, whe- Sir J. Newport said, he had not ther Government had any objection asked any question of the Attorneyto bringing in another measure? General on the occasion alluded to. He thought he was not asking too He had applied to the Chancellor much, when he called for the intro- of the Exchequer, who referred him duction of some remedial measure. to the law officers of the crown,

Sir E. Knatchbull said, com- the subject being more within their plaints against the existing law province. In his opinion, an alterawere heard in every part of the tion ought to be made in the law. country. An actual necessity ex

Mr. Bright was very sorry to isted for some efficient change in hear what had fallen from the Sothe law as it was now administered. licitor-General, since it proved that

The Solicitor-General said, he the learned gentleman despaired of could not think of abandoning the making any efficient improvement principle of the measure; but he in the measure. He hoped the law would listen with attention to any officers of the crown would not

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