§ Bills. Read a second time:—Prisons (Scotland).
§ Petitions presented. By Mr. MAUNSELL, Sir J. BECKETT, and other hon. MEMBERS, from various places, against the plan for the abolition of Church-rates.—By Mr. G. BERKELEY, Mr. GRATTAN, Mr. WILKS, and other hon. MEMBERS, from various places, for the abolition of Church-rates.—By Alderman THOMPSON, from Sunder-land, praying that all letters conveying purely commercial intelligence should pass free of postage; for the repeal of the Window-tax; and in favour of a Bill for the better Observance of the Sabbath.—By Mr. J. YOUNG, from Cavan, Cootehill, and Belturbet, for a general revision of the Education System, with a view to the Establishment of Schools, to be conducted on scriptural principles.—By Mr. HANDLEY, from Bourne, for the abolition of the punishment of death except in the case of murder.—By Captain ALSAGER, Mr. MORRISON, and other hon. MEMBERS, from various places, for the better Observance of the Sabbath.—By Mr. T. DUNCOMBE, from St. George-in-the-East, in favour of the plan for the abolition of Church-rates.—By Sir G. SINCLAIR, from a place in Scotland, that in all Railway Bills relating to that country a clause should be inserted prohibiting travelling on Sunday.