HC Deb 08 March 1804 vol 1 cc806-7

[MINUTES.]—Sir J. W. Anderson presented the Stratford-le-Bow Poor Rates Bill, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.—Mr. Foster moved that the committee on Irish Currency should have leave to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House. Ordered.—The Marine Society Fishing Company Bill was ordered to be read a second time on Tuesday fortnight.—Mr. Corry presented a petition from the commissioners of the police, in Dublin, for heave to present another petition, praying for a continuance of the duties for the support of the said police. After some observations of the Speaker relative to the orders of the House, and Mr. Corry having stated that the petitioners did not learn until the period of presenting private petitions had passed, that the duties for the support of the police were not to be included in the. schedule before the House, the petition was brought up, and leave given to pre cent the main petition, which was referred to a committee.—Mr. Alexander brought up the report of the Irish Holy Orders Bill, which was read and agreed to, and the bill ordered to be read a third time to-morrow.—A message from the Lords informed the House that their Lordships had agreed to the Scotch Creditors' Bill, and the Royal Marine Mutiny Bill without any amendment.—The Hides and Skins Bill was read a second time, and committed for to-morrow.—Mr. Corry brought up the Irish Malt Duty Bill, which was read a first time. There was a provision in the bill, he said, for imposing a countervailing duty on malt imported into Ireland. By an order of council, or by an order of the lord lieutenant of Ireland, corn and grain might be permitted to be imported into Ireland from this country, but the law in this respect did not extend to malt. As the corn trade between the two countries was likely to come under consideration during the present session, it was in that case intended to propose to extend the powers of the council with respect to allowing importation to malt. A countervailing duty would then be necessary, and therefore a provision for that purpose was made in the present bill. The bill was ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.—On the order of the day being read for the House to resolve itself into a committee on the Irish Duties Bill, Mr. Cory said, that from the great length of the schedule the persons employed hat! not been able to get it ready, and he therefore moved to postpone the committee till to-morrow. Ord'red.—The committee on the Irish Countervailing Duties Bill was likewise deferred till to-morrow.—Mr. Bond laid before the House, by his Majesty's command, a copy of orders in council permitting certain goods imported from America, in neutral ships, to be admitted to entry. Ordered to lie on the table.