§ Bills. Read a first time:—Metropolitan Police Courts; Metropolitan Police Prisons; District Prisons; Borough Watch Rates.
§ Petitions presented. By Messrs. HOGG, BLACKSTONE, HODGES, BETHNELL, CHRISTOPHER, HURT, ACLAND, CLIVE, HEATHCOTE, and by the Earl of DARLINGTON, from a great number of places, against the Abolition of the Corn-laws.—By Messrs. KENNAIRD, HODGSON, and HUME, the Earl of EUSTON, and Sir G. STRICKLAND, from a number of places, for the Abolition of the Cornlaws.—By Captain POLHILL., from Bedford, for a Uniform rate of Postage.—By Mr. ROUND, from Maldon, for Amending the New Poor-law Act.—By Sir S. GLYNNE, from two places in Wales, against any transfer of Ecclesiastical Property from its present Holders.—By Mr. CHRISTOPHER, from several places, against any system of National Education not founded on the Scriptures; also for Protection to the Church in Canada.—By Captain PECHELL, from a number of Licensed Victuallers, against their Liability to make good Loss of Property in their houses.— By Mr. C. LUSHINGTON, from the Church-rate Abolition Society, for the Total Extinction of Churchrates.—By the ATTORNEY-GENERAL, from Edinburgh Distillers, for Amending the Licensing system—By Sir R. INGLIS, from two Ecclesiastical Bodies in Oxford, against the Ecclesiastical Duties and Revenues Bill.—By Mr. BLAIR, from places in Wigtonshire, and Mr. F. DUNDAS, from several places, for Church Extension in Scotland.—By Mr. F. DUNDAS, from several places, for the Endowment of Schools.