HC Deb 19 July 1831 vol 5 c16

Queen's Dower Bill; Read a second time.

Returns ordered. On the Motion of Mr. D. W. HARVEY, the Balance in the hands of the late Treasurer of Queen Anne's Bounty at the time of his decease; and whether the same, or what portion thereof, has been discharged; and whether the security, if any, given by the said Treasurer, is available to the amount of such Balance unpaid; and the number of Cases, and of the names of the Parties, in which the Crown had administered to the Estates and Effects of Persons who have died intestate, leaving no lawful Issue, since the year 1800 to the present time; specifying the nature and extent of the Property which has been so obtained, or now in progress of recovery, with the appropriation thereof; as also, what proceedings have been taken in the Courts of Law or Equity, in respect thereof, the Costs attending each Case, and by whom, and to whom, paid:—On the Motion of Mr. FOWELL BUXTON, Copies of any Communication from and with the Governors of India, relating to any acts of Slave-trading occurring within their Jurisdiction, since 1st January, 1828; Copy of any Correspondence which may have taken place between his Majesty's Secretary of State and the Governor of the Mauritius, respecting the Slave Registry of that Island, since 1st January, 1826, and the Causes which have led to the failure of that part of the Registry Act of 30th January, 1826, which requires, that regular triennial Returns of its Population be made to the Secretary of State; Copies of the Custom House Returns of the number of Slaves brought into Trinidad, or removed from it; specifying the place from, and to, which they were so removed, and the description of them, as endorsed on the several Cockets of Entry or Clearance, since 1st January, 1825. Similar Returns from Demerara, and from the Bahamas. Copies of any Reports made to his Majesty's Government, from the Governors or other proper Officers in the different Slave Colonies belonging to his Majesty, respecting the State, Treatment, Employment, or complete Enfranchisement, of Africans condemned to his Majesty, under the Acts abolishing the Slave Trade, since 16th October, 1828; Any Instruction; given with reference to Reports of Commissioners of inquiry relative to the state of apprenticed Africans, with any Reports received in consequence of those Instructions. Copies of all Correspondence between Lieutenant-Governor Arthur and his Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the subject of the Military Operations lately carried on against the aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land; Copies of all Instructions given by his Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, for promoting the Moral and Religious Instruction of the aboriginal Inhabitants of New Holland, or Van Diemen's Land; Copies of all Communications from the British Consuls of Hayti, relative to the civil and, social state of that Island, since the last which were presented to Parliament:—On the Motion of Mr. BERNAL, Sums received by the Corporation of Trinity House, of Deptford Strond, from the Thames River Pilots, in pursuance of the Act 6 George 4th Cap. 125, Sec. 4, for the Year ending the 31st of December, 1830, distinguishing the payments of three guineas each, from the poundage paid upon the earnings of the said Pilots; the names of the Thames River Pilots at present holding Licenses as such.

Petitions presented. By Mr. BURGE, from Corporation of Eye, against the Reform Bill. By Mr. D. W. HARVEY, in favour of the Reform Bill, from Inhabitant Householders of Aldeburgh and Harwich. By Mr. JEPHSON, from Inhabitants of Mallow, in favour of the Irish Reform Bill; from Inhabitants of Whitchurch, for Poor Laws, by assessing Church Property; from Roman Catholic Inhabitants of Grenagh Church, Town, and Moran Abbey (Cork), against any further Grant to the Kildare Street Society. By Mr. HUNT, from Inhabitants of Odiham (Lancashire), for a Tax on Machinery, and Repeal of the Corn Laws; from Stockport, for Annual Parliaments, Universal Suffrage, and Vote by Ballot. By Mr. J. GORDON, from Ship Owners of Dundalk, for the Repeal of the Duties on Marine Insurances. By Mr. WARBURTON, from certain Distillers in Scotland, in favour of the use of Molasses in Distillation.