HC Deb 29 February 1832 vol 10 cc964-5

Bill brought in. By Mr. SPRING RICE, to provide for the Sale, Manufacture, and Consumption of Tobacco grown in Ireland.

Returns ordered. On the Motion of Mr. JOHN WOOD, of the latest Valuation of County Rates preceding the Act 55 Geo. 3rd, and all Valuations that have taken place since by virtue of the said Act; of the Amount of Duty paid on Stone Bottles from 5th of January, 1815, to 5th January, 1832, distinguishing the Amount paid in each year:—On the Motion of Sir HENRY PARNELL, of the Increased Charge of Full Pay occasioned by granting additional Pay for length of Service to Officers of the Army, by the operation of the Warrants of 1830; of the Expenses of the Officers of the Commander-in-Chief, Adjutant General, and Quartermaster General, showing the particulars of the same in detail, for the year 1831, and the Charges for the Officers of Chelsea and Kilmainham Hospitals:—On the Motion of Lord JOHN RUSSELL, of the Receipts and Expenses of the Office of Paymaster General for the year 1831:—On the Motion of the Marquis of CHANDOS, of the manner in which 32,000l. charged in the Civil Contingencies, for the Payments of Rewards on account of the discovery of Offenders in the disturbed districts in November 1830, was expended.

Petitions presented. In favour of the Bill for Limiting the Hours of Labour in Factories. By Lord MORPETH, from the Inhabitants of Holmfirth, and the Corporation of Cutlers, Hallamshire:—By Lord CAVENDISH, from the Inhabitants of Shaftesbury, and Chesterfield; and by Mr. WEYLAND, from the Inhabitants of Charlbury. Against the Bill. By Lord MORPETH, from the Owners and Occupiers of Water and Steam Mills at Keighly, Bingley, and parts adjacent; and Mr. JOHN WOOD, from the Market Cotton Spinners of Preston. Against the General Registry Bill. By Lord MORPETH, from Freeholders and Leaseholders of Knaresborough and its vicinity, Hentley, West Whitton, Middleham, and Caverham:—By Mr. TYNTE, from the Landowners of the Hundred of Andersfield, Somerset:—By Sir GEORGE MURRAY, and Lord CAVENDISH, from the Corporation of Hull, of Freeholders of Worksworth, and Ashbournham in favour of the Bill:— By Mr. BRISCOE, from Kingston upon Thames:—By Lord MORPETH, from Huddersfield, praying that the limits of the Borough should be extended to the whole Parish, and that the Borough should send two Representatives to Parliament; and from the Guild of Tanners of Galway, for Provision in the Irish Reform Bill for the peculiar Franchise of that place:—By Mr. JOHN WOOD, from William Redgard, of Liverpool, complaining of the Law by which Executors are allowed to pay their own Claims in preference to those of other Creditors; and from the Teachers of the New Meeting; Sunday Schools at Birmingham, for the Repeal of the Newspaper Stamp and Paper Duties:—By Sir GEORGE MVRRAY, from the Maltsters of Perth, and Distillers in the Highlands of Perthshire, Against the Repeal of so much of the existing Law as allows a drawback of the Duty on Malt distilled into Spirits:—By Sir ARTHUR CHICHESTER, from the Proprietors of Estates and other Persons at Belfast, interested in the Colonies, for a Reduction of the Duties on West-India Produce:—By Mr. STRICKLAND, from Inhabitants of Skipsea, praying for some Legislative measure calculated to ameliorate the condition of the Agricultural Poor:—By Mr. HODGES, from the Inhabitants of Hythe, Against annexing Sandgate and Folkestone to that Town, for the purpose of Returning a Member; and from Folkestone, in favour of the Division of Counties.

The Speaker,

at the sitting of the House, called the attention of the Members to the subject of the order in which petitions were to be presented. He suggested, that, in order to prevent confusion, Members, who had petitions to present, should attend at the House each morning at ten o'clock, and put down their names—that the names should afterwards be put into an urn, and drawn out by lot, and that, as they were drawn they should be entitled to precedence.

The House adopted the Speaker's suggestion, which was accordingly made one of the standing rules of the House.