HC Deb 13 July 1831 vol 4 c1185

New Writs issued; for Bletchingley, in the room of the Hon. JOHN GEORGE BRABASON PONSONBY, who had accepted the Chiltern Hundreds.

Bills brought in. By Mr. BULLER, to Amend the Acts relating to Turnpike Roads:—On the Motion of Mr. STUART WORTLEY, Wednesday was, for the present Session, added to the other Days on which Orders should have precedence of Motions, having reference solely to the time of inserting them in the Book, and giving the Government no preference above Individual Members.

Returns ordered. On the Motion of Mr. COURTENAY, the quantity of Foreign Wines, which had paid Duty, remaining in Stock, on 5th January, 1850 and 1851 respectively, and the Amount of Duty Paid on each description of Wine in the years 1829 and 1830; and the quantity permitted to go out of Stock; and a general account of the Exports and Imports, for the year l829; distinguishing the Trade with each Foreign Country, and Classing the Articles, and their declared Value, if British; and an Account of the Imported Articles retained for Home Consumption.

Petitions presented. By Sir EDWARD SCOTT, from the Inhabitants of Litchfield, to extend the Clause in the Reform Bill, in favour of Corporate Rights, to Freemen having Property in Boroughs or Cities. By Mr. SADLER, from the Magistrates of Galway, for Catholics to be placed on the same footing as Protestants, with regard to the Elective Franchise. By Mr. MACKINNON, from General Thornton, praying that the Bill to Abolish the Oaths to be taken before the Lord Steward may not pass. By Mr. JOHN WEYLAND, from Windsor, praying that that Borough might not be disfranchised; and from Governors of the Poor of Norwich, in favour of the Bill for altering the Law of Settlement. By Mr. JOHN BROWNE, from Louisburgh, Mayo, in favour of Reform, and for additional Members. By Mr. WILBRAHAM, from Graziers and Occupiers of Land, at Nantwich, Cheshire, and Bucklow in the same County, praying for the Elective Franchise to be extended to them; and from the Millers of Stockport, against the Importation of Flour. By Mr. PHILLPOTTS, from the Merchants and Ship Owners of Gloucester, for the Repeal of the Duty on Marine Insurances. By Mr. WALKER, a similar Petition from the Ship Owners of Wexford.