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Dec. 22.

Case of Mr. Paget-Question

293

Westminster Bridge--Question

295

Ecclesiastical Courts Church Reform-Questions

295

The Cape of Good Hope—The Constitution-Statement

298

Call of the House-Motion of Sir Joshua Walmsley, “ That the House be now

Called Over "-Motion withdrawn

302

Landlord and Tenant (Ireland)—Motion of Mr. Napier, to introduce Bills for

the Improvement of Landed Property-Motion agreed to-Bills each read 1° 305

NOVEMBER 23.

The Constableship of the Tower-Question

348

Regulation of Ports and Harbours, &c.-Questions

350

Commercial Legislation-Free Trade-Motion of Mr. Villiers, “That it is the

Opinion of this House, that the Improved Condition of the Country, and parti-

cularly of the Industrious Classes, is mainly the result of Recent Commercial

Legislation, and especially of the Act of 1876, which established the Free Ad-

mission of Foreign Corn; and that that Act was a wise, just, and beneficial

Measure”-Amendment of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, " To leave out

from the word • That’ to the end of the Question, in order to add the words

'this House acknowledges, with satisfaction, that the Cheapness of Provisions,

occasioned by Recent Legislation, has mainly contributed to Improve the Con-

dition and Increase the Comforts of the Working Classes; and that Unrestricted

Competition having been adopted, after due deliberation, as the Principle of our

Commercial System, this House is of Opinion that it is the Duty of the Go-
vernment unreservedly to adhere to that Policy in those Measures of Financial
and Administrative Reform which, under the Circumstances of the Country,
they may deem it their Duty to introduce,' instead thereof ”_ Debate ad-
journed to November 25th

351

County Elections Polls Bill-Motion of Lord Robert Grosvenor, “That the Bill

be now read a Second Time”-Amendment of Mr. Robert Palmer,

“ That

the Bill be read a Second Time this day Six Months "-Amendment withdrawn

-Bill read 2°

461

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NOVEMBER 25.

Commercial Legislation-Free Trade-Questions of Sir William Clay, and Ex-

planation of the Chancellor of the Exchequer

Tenant Right (Ireland) Bill Bill read 1°
Commercial Legislation-Free Trade-Adjourned Debate--Order read for re-
suming Adjourned Debate on Amendment proposed to Question (23 Nov.]

- Amendment of the Chancellor of the Exchequer withdrawn-Amendment
of Viscount Palmerston, “ To leave out from the word Country' to the end
of the question, in order to add the words “and especially of the Industrious
Classes, is mainly the result of Recent Legislation, which has established the

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Nov. 25.-continued.
Principle of Unrestricted Competition, has abolished Taxes imposed for the
Purposes of Protection, and has thereby diminished the Cost and increased the
Abundance of the Principal Articles of the Food of the People, instead
thereof”-Debate resumed-Debate further adjourned to Nov. 26th

530

Nov. 26.

Duties on Home-made Spirits in Bond-Question

585

Commercial Legislation -- Free Trade-Question-Explanation of the Chancellor

of the Exchequer

586

Relations with Rome-Question

587

Case of Edward Murray—Question

588

Commercial Legislation-Free Trade-Adjourned Debate-Order read for re-

suming the Debate on Amendment proposed to Question [23 Nov.]-Debate
resumed-Amendment of Viscount Palmerston agreed to~Division Lists ... 588

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Nov. 30.

The Case of Mr. Stead—Question

Ministers' Money (Ireland) - Motion of Mr. Fagan, “ That the House resolve

itself into a Committee”—Motion negatived ...

782

DEC. 2.

Parliamentary Reform—Question ...

S21

University Reform-Question

822

The Magistracy of Derby-Question

S23

Parliamentary Electors Bill-Bill read 1°

823

Buddhism-Ceylon-Motion of Mr. Hume, for Papers, &c.— Motion withdrawn 824
The Ionian Islands Motion of Mr. Hume, for Papers, &c.—Motion agreed to... 826
Railway and Canal Bills-Motion of Mr. Walpole, for a Select Committee to
consider the Principle of Amalgamation-Motion withdrawn

381

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Dec. 3.

Case of Leopold de Rose-Question

The Clergy Reserves in Canada-Question

Supply—The Budget_Order for Committee read--House in Committee-The

Financial Statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer-Supply granted to
Her Majesty-House resumed ...

836

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977

977

... 1036

DEC. 6.-continued.

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Cleopatra's Needle—Question

979

Income Tax-Clerical Exemption-Question

980

The French Empire-Statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer

980

Commercial Legislation—The Income Tax-Questions

981

Supply-Order for Committee readHouse in Committee

997

Supply-Navy Estimates

... 1000

Supply-Ordnance Estimates

1017

Supply-The National Gallery-Industrial Universities

... 1020
Supply-The Funeral of the Duke of Wellington

Tenant Compensation (Ireland) Bill-Second Reading postponed to Dec. 7th ... 1041

Newspaper Stamp Duties—Motion of the Attorney General, for Leave to bring in

a Bill to Amend the Law relating to the Stamp Duties—Motion agreed to ... 1045

Railway Amalgamation—Railway and Canal Bills-Motion of Mr. Henley, for

the appointment of a Select Committee to consider the Principle of Amalga-

mation-Motion agreed to

... 1048

DEC. 7.

Poor Law Administration-Question

... 1064

Parliamentary Paper3-Motion of Mr. Tuffnell, “For a Select Committee to Inquire

into the Expediency of distributing a Selection from the Parliamentary Reports

and Returns amongst Literary and Scientific Institutions”-Amendment of Mr.

Headlam, “ And to ascertain the Means of making them more accessible to

the Community”-Motion, as amended, agreed to

1065

Partnerships of Limited Liability-The North American Screw Steam Ship

Company-Motion for Papers

.. 1071

County Rates and Expenditure Bill-Bill read 1°

... 1087

Supply-National Defences - Bringing up of the Report of the Committee 1088

Tenants' Compensation (Ireland) Bill-Order for Second Reading read-Motion

of Mr. Brotherton, “That the Debate be now Adjourned ”—Motion agreed to

-Division Lists—Debate adjourned till December 15th

1089

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DEC. 8.

Parliamentary Electors Bill-Order for Second Reading read-Amendment of

Mr. Frewen, " That the Bill be read a Second Time this day Six Months ”—
Amendment agreed to-Second Reading put off for Six Months

1144

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Dec. 20.

Resignation of the Ministry-Statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer ... 1709

Iron Ordnance-Motion of Sir George Pechell for Returns-House counted out 1716

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NEW MEMBERS SWORN.
Dec. 6. Abingdon—Lord Norreys, v. Major Gen. James Caulfield, deceased.
6. Durham, City-Lord Adolphus Frederick Charles William Vane, v. Thomas

Colpitts Granger, deceased.
6. Oldham-William Johnson Fox, Esq., v. John Duncuft, deceased.
7. PeterboroughJohn Hammond Whalley, Esq., v. Hon. Richard Watson, de-

ceased.
8. Bury St. Edmunds-James Henry Porteus Oakes, Esq., v. Sir John Stuart,

appointed a Vice-Chancellor.
15. Lisburne-Roger Johnson Smyth, Esq., v. Sir James Emerson Tennent,

Manor of Northstead.
„ 16. Merthyr Tydvil-Henry Austin Bruce, Esq., v. Sir Josiah John Guest, Bt.,

deceased.

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