§ Bills. Read a second time:—Consolidated Fund.
§ Petitions presented. By Mr. BELL and other Hon. MEMBERS, from various places, against the proposed Measure for the Abolition of Church-rates.—By Sir GEORGE STRICKLAND, Mr. SHUTT, and other Hon. MEMBERS, from Dacre, Wandsworth, and other places, for the proposed Measure for the Abolition of Church-rates.—By Mr. FINCH and other Hon. MEMBERS, from various places, for the Amendment Factories' Act.—By Mr. SHEPPARD and Sir CHARLES BURRELL, from Plymouth and New Shoreham, complaining of the undue advantages enjoyed by the Proprietors of the Shipping Gazette over the Proprietors of similar Lists. —By Mr. BANNERMAN, from Fishermen and others, upon the Rivers Don and Dee, for Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Bill; and from Aberdeen and Annan, for the Repeal of the Duty on Cotton.—By Mr. HUME, from Westminster, for the Repeal of the Window-tax.—By Viscount CASTLEREAGH, from Comber County Down, complaining of the ruinous state of the Parish Church, and praying that power be given to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to rebuild the same.—By Sir JOHN BECKETT and other Hon. MEMBERS, from various places, that a General Bill for the Better Observance of the Sabbath, may go into Committee of the whole House.—By Colonel THOMPSON, from Mirfield, for the Repeal of the Septennial Act; for the Ballot; and for the Abolition of the Property Qualification of Members.— By Mr. ALSTON and Mr. PEASE, from various places, for the Repeal of the Duty on Fire Insurances.—By Sir A. LEITH HAY, from Strathaven, for Burghs of Barony (Scotland) Bill.—By Mr. W. S. O'BRIEN, from various places, for Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Bill.—By Mr. ROBERT CLIVE, from Salop, that the Survey for the Commutation of Tithes may be made at less expense.—By Mr. LAMBTON, from South Shields, for Universal Suffrage.— By Captain JONES, from Armagh, complaining of the present system of National Education.—By Major BEAUCLERK, and other Hon. MEMBERS, from various places, for Amendment of Poor-law Act.—By Mr. R. PALMER, from Guardians of Hungerford Union, against Repeal of said Act.