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1862.

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CONTENTS..

STATE OF THE COUNTRY at the commencement of the Year 1861-Parliament

is Opened by the Queen in person on the 5th of February—ller Majesty's

Specch-The Address is moved in the House of Lords by the Earl of

Rofton, seconded by Lord Lismore-The Earl of Derby enters fully into

the various topics included in the Royal Speech, especially into the policy

of this country in regard to Italy-He is answered by Earl Granville-

The Address is agreed to-It is moved in the House of Commons by Sir

T. E. Colebrooke, and seconded by Mr. Paget-An Amendment on the

subject of Parliamentary Reform is moved by Mr. White--Mr. Disraeli

de cants at some length on the State of Italy and the conduct of the

British Government in relation thereto-Lord John Russell vindicates

the policy of Her Majesty's Ministers-lle adds some observations on

Parliamentary Refurin--Mr. Bright discusses the latter subject at some

length, and expresses regret at the omission of the topic from the Minis-

terial Programme-Mr. White's Amendment being negatived, the Address

is carried without a Division-On the Report of the Address, Mr. Seymour

Fitzgerald renews the debate on Italian Affairs Lord John Russell again

justifies the policy of Non-interference pursued by the Cabinet-DEFECTS

or PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE-Committees moved for by the Ministers
in both llouses to inquire into means of expediting the public business in
Parliament-Mr. Ilorsman moves an Amendment to the Motion in the
llouse of Comm M r. Disraeli expresses his dissent from tbe Amend-
mnent, and Lord Palmerston's Motion is carried-Committees are appointed
-Result of their inquiries MILITARY OPERATIONS IN CHIXA-Lord

Herb-rt of Lea, Secretary of State for War, moves a Vote of Thanks to

the (ficen and Men engaged in the China Expedition-His Speech),

giving an account of the operations of the War-The Earl of Derby gives

his cordial assent to the Motion, and compliments the Military Depart-

ment on the organization of the Expedition-Remarks of the Duke of

(ambridge, Earl Grey, the Duke of Somerset Earl of Ellenborough, and

other Peer - The Resolution is adopted, nom. On -A similar Resolution

in the Ilouse of Commons is mored by Lord Palmerston, recopded by

Mr. Disraeli-Remarks of Mr. White, Sir James Elphinstone, Lord John

Russell, and other Members The Motion is voted unanimously-Law of

BASALT PICY-The Attorney-General again introduces his Measure, some-

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