§ Bills. Read a first time:—Borough District Courts; Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster; Regulation to give effect to Treaties for the Abolition of Slavery.—Read a second time:—Affirmation; Militia Pay; Stamp Duties; Valuation of Lands (Ireland).—Read a third time:—Joint Stock Banks; Slave Trade Treaties; Transfer of Funds (War-Office); and Forms of Pleading.
§ Petitions presented. By Mr. Pussy, from the Clergy of the Diocese of Winchester, and by Captain ALSAGER, from the Eastern Division of Surrey, against the Parochial Assessments Bill.—By Mr. HODGSON, from the Wesleyan Methodists of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by Lord SANDON, Sir G. GREY. Mr. EGERTON, Mr. JAMES, and Mr. PARKER, from various places, against the encouragement of Idolatry in India.—By Lord LOWTHER, from York, for a reduction of Postage.