§ PUBLIC BILLS.—1°. County Rates; Viscount Hardinge's Annuity (No. 2); Convicts.
§ 2°. Battersea Park.
§ 3°. and passed. Corn Importation.
§ PETITIONS PRESENTED. By Mr. O'Connell, from Inhabitants of the City of Cashel, praying the House to order the Immediate Release of William Smith O'Brien, Esq.—By Mr. Gibson Craig, from the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh, complaining of Refusal to grant Sites for Churches to the Free Church in Scotland.—By the Earl of Arundel and Surrey, from Secular Clergymen and Laymen of the Town of Leamington and its Vicinity, professing the Roman Catholic Religion, and by Mr. Sidney Herbert, from Inhabitants of Wardour and its Vicinity, professing the Roman Catholic Religion, in favour of the Roman Catholic Relief Bill.—By Mr. Sidney Herbert, from Inhabitants of the Town of Wexford and its Vicinity, for providing Chaplains for Roman Catholic Soldiers.—By Mr. Joseph Bailey, from the Reverend the Dean Rural and Clergy of the Southern Division of the Deanery of Frome, and by Mr. Burroughes, from the Venerable the Archdeacon and Reverend the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk, against the Union of the Sees of St. Asaph and Bangor, but providing for the Immediate Appointment of a Bishop to the newly erected See of Manchester.—By Colonel Arbuthnott, from Noblemen, Owners, and Occupiers of Land, and others interested in the Cultivation 613 of Land in the Counties of Kincardine and Forfar, and by Lord George Bentinck, from George V. Drury, Shotover Park, near Oxford, against the proposed Government Measure respecting Customs and Corn Importation. By General Morrison, from Owners of certain Steam Boats plying on the River Forth, betwixt Stirling, Alloa, Kincardine, and Granton, praying that all Expenses for the Erection and Maintenance of Lighthouses, Floating Buoys, and Beacons on the Coasts of the United Kingdom, should henceforth be defrayed out of the Public Revenue.—By Mr. Baskerville, and Mr. Halsey, from Ledbury, Bishop Stortford, and Hitchin Poor Law Unions, for rating Owners of Small Tenements to the Poor Rates in lieu of Occupiers.—By Mr. Gibson Craig, from Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the City of Edinburgh, in favour of the Art Unions Bill.—By Sir Henry Winston Barron, from Chairman, Vice-President, and Members of the Society for the Improvement of Ireland, for Alteration of the Drainage, &c. (Ireland) Bill.—By Mr. Thomas Duncombe, from Inhabitants of the Vale of Leven, and from People of Hyde, in Public Meeting assembled, Joseph Wood, Chairman, for Limiting the Hours of Labour in Factories to Ten in the Day for Five Days in the Week, and Eight on the Saturday.—By Mr. Masterman, from Ropemakers in London who use Steam Power at their Works, for Exempting the Ropemaking Trade from the Operation of the Factories Act.—By Mr. Bowes, Mr. Evans, and Mr. Long, from a number of places, for Repeal or Alteration of Lunatics Act and Lunatic Asylums and Pauper Lunatics Act.—By Captain Pechell, from Ratepayers of the Parish of Winkfield, respecting the Operation of the Poor Law in their Parish.—By Mr. Barnard, from Inhabitants of the Town of Deptford, for Repeal or Alteration of the Metropolitan Buildings Act.—By Mr. Ainsworth, from Officers connected with the Administration of the Poor Laws in the Bolton Union, for a Superannuation Fund for Poor Law Officers.—By Mr. Poulett Scrope, from Inhabitants of Ballingarry Parish and District, suggesting Measures for Poor Relief in Ireland.—By Lord Rendlesham, from Inhabitants of the Town and Borough of Beccles, and by Mr. Wilshere, from Guardians of the Poor of the Parish of Great Yarmouth, for Alteration of the Poor Removal Bill.—By Lord Seymour, from Inhabitants of the Borough of Totnes, for the Adoption of Measures for the Suppression of Promiscuous Intercourse.—By Mr. Thomas Duncombe, from James Clephan, of 18, Warwick Street, Charing Cross, in the City of Westminster, for Inquiry into his Plan respecting Metropolitan Railways.—By Mr. Botfield, from Magistrates, Clergy, Gentry, Merchants, Tradesmen, and other Inhabitants of the Town of Ludlow, in favour of the Salmon Fisheries Bill.—By Mr. Wilshere, from Guardians of the Poor of the Parish of Great Yarmouth, for Alteration of Law of Settlement.