§ Bills read a first time. Clare County Presentments; and Commissioners of Accounts (Ireland.)
§ Returns ordered. On the Motion of Mr. BARING WALL, of the Population, according to the Census of 1821, and 1831; of all Towns and Cities in England, exceeding a Population of 10,000, to which Representatives are not to be given by the Reform Bill:—On the Motion of Mr. HUME, the Proceedings of the War Office in investigating abuses in the Regimental economy of the Army; an account of Promotions in the Navy in all Ranks, during the year 1830, and up to the latest period the Returns could be made up to; of the number of Officers of all Ranks promoted on the accession of his Majesty; and of the total number of all ranks of Officers in the Navy, on the 1st of January, 1831; of the same Returns for the Marines, with the addition of the numbers respectively, on full and half-pay; and of the number who had been allowed to sell their Commissions; the same Returns for the Army.
§ Petitions presented. By Mr. CUTLAR FERGUSON, from the Land Owners of the county of Banff, against the use of Molasses in Breweries and Distilleries. By Sir PETER PAYNE, from the Inhabitants of Wooburn and Ridgmount, for the Repeal of the punishment of Death for Offences against Property. By Mr. MAURICE O'CONNELL, from the Parish of Timoleage; and from the Catholic Clergy and Inhabitants of Donegal, against any further Grant to the Kildare Street Society. By Mr. JOHN WOOD, from the Inhabitants of Macclesfield, for a commutation of the punishment awarded to the Rev. Robert Taylor; and from the Retailers of Beer in Manchester and Salford, against any further restrictive enactments on the sale of Beer. By Mr. HUME, from the Merchants of Montrose, trading to Russia, against Quarantine Fees; from the Attornies, Solicitors, and Writers of Montrose, against the Attornies' Act; from a Parish in the Queen's County, against the Vestry Act; from the Citizens of Cork, against Tithes and Church exaction, [The Petitioners 869 prayed, that the Funds of the Church should be applied to the support of the Poor]; from Thomas O'Brien, Cork, against the Vestry Act; from Monasterven, against the Vestry Act; from a Parish in the county of Cork, against the Grant to the Kildare Street Society; and praying the House, that the Catholics may be enabled to derive advantage from the Funds granted to that Society; from the Shepherds of Tweeddale, against the Tax on Dogs; from the Licensed Retailers of Beer at Brighton, praying, that the hours of selling Beer may be altered, and that they may be placed on the same fooling as Licensed Victuallers; from Kidderminster, against the Corn-laws. By Mr. HUNT, from Edward Hancock, for the Repeal of all the Taxes that prevent the circulation of Books and Pamphlets; from the Merchants of Leith, against the Lighthouse duties; from the Shipwrights on the Tyne, complaining of the Timber duties. By Mr. BENETT, from the Inhabitants of Chippenham, for the introduction of Poor-laws into Ireland. By Mr. KEITH DOUGLAS, from the West-India Merchants and Planters residing in Dublin, against the renewal of the Sugar Refining Act.