§ Bill. Read a first time:—Bastardy.
§ Petitions presented. By Viscount Maid stone, from Halifax, against any further Grant to Maynooth College.—By Mr. Strutt, from Derby, against the Factories Bill.—By Mr. T. Duncombe, from the West Riding of Yorkshire, against granting additional powers to the Poor-law Commissioners; also against the Collection of Rates Bill; from Edinburgh, against the conduct of Government towards the people of Birmingham.—By the Attorney. General, from Edinburgh, for a Uniform Penny Postage; from the Scotch Burghs, for facilitating the admission of Freemen.—By Lord G. Somerset, from Newport, for the Repeal of the Beer Act.—By Sir Charles Knightley, from Northampton, against any further Grant to Maynooth College.