§ Sir John Anderson
brought up the report of the committee on the bakers' bill; which was agreed to, and the bill ordered to be engrossed. Mr. Manning obtained leave to bring in a bill for 183 rendering more effectual the provisions of the London dock act. On the motion of Dr. Duigenan, leave was given to bring in a bill to amend the act for building Glebe houses in Ireland. The following papers, on the motion of Mr. Creevey, were ordered to be laid before the, house, viz. A copy of the power of attorney, or other instrument, granted by the lords of the the treasury to the then lord advocate of Scotland now lord justice Clerk, to prosecute or give discharges for the claims made by government on the late admiral Keith Stewart: an account of all sums of money, or securities for money, paid by the representatives of the late admiral Keith Stewart to the lord justice Clerk, in pursuance of the said power of attorney, specifying the times when such sums or securities were paid; a copy of the account settled and discharged with the representatives of the late admiral Keith Stewart, by the lord justice Clerk acting under the aforesaid authority; a copy of the petition from the town of Edinburgh to the lords of the treasury, praying that 21,000l. be granted out of the balances due from the late admiral Keith Stewart, for the purposes therein mentioned; together with the reference made by the lords of the treasury to the court of exchequer in Scotland on the subject. On the motion of Mr. S. Bourne, it was likewise ordered, that there be laid before the house a copy of such further proceedings as may have been had by the lords of the treasury for the recovery of any sum due to the public from the representatives of the late admiral Keith Stewart. On the motion of Mr. Giles, it was ordered, that there be laid before the house a return of the number of effective men raised under the additional defence act from the 1st of Feb. last to the period of the latest return, stating the number of men raised per week, and specifying those provided by the parish officers, and those procured by recruiting officers; as likewise the number that had enlisted into his majesty's forces for general service. Mr. Bagwell brought in the bill for regulating Irish freeholders, which was read a first time. The innkeepers' bill, and the Irish spirit permit bill, were read a third time and passed.