HC Deb 16 June 1898 vol 59 cc533-9

On consideration of the Finance Bill, as amended,


moved— Clause 12, page 5, line 26, after 'of' insert 'the rents and profits of.'

Question put.

Agreed to.

MR. HARDY (Kent, Ashford)

I beg to move the Amendment standing in my name. In Committee the Chancellor of the Exchequer very generously gave us complete satisfaction so far as relieving the smaller payers of the land tax from the payments falling upon them, especially in cases where the tax was not paid previous to the alterations made in the Finance Act of 1894. But there were other Amendments raised in Committee which I feel are not fully dealt with in the clause as it stands. I venture to submit this Amendment because the Chancellor of the Exchequer has himself proposed a number of graduations in the income tax. relieving incomes up to £700, and he will admit that as the land tax is really an income tax there ought to be some relief given to persons paying beyond £160. I would impress this specially upon the House because by this means we will be able to give a certain relief to a class of land tax payers whose case has been before us on more than one occasion lately. The tithe rent charge suffers most severely in the payment of the land tax. No relief is given in this respect under the Bill as it stands, because no tithe income is now £160 or under. That is the payment given to a curate, and therefore we may take it that vicars and rectors have rather more than that. But if a higher limit than £160 were adopted some relief would be given to those who are most heavily taxed under this particular tax, I have only put down one graduation in the scale, because I am aware that if we followed the income tax graduations now existing from £700 down to £160 it would be a very elaborate process to calculate the land tax. Therefore I take the middle figure of £400, which used to be the limit for a certain exemption from income tax, and I think by adopting it calculations would be rendered comparatively easy. I hope the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who has fully admitted the value of the graduated income tax, will consider the desirability of applying graduation to the land tax, and I venture to press the Amendment upon him, because it would enable us to give relief to a very heavily-weighted class. I move, Sir.

Question put— Clause 12, page 5, line 32, after 'collected and,' insert— If such owner produces to the said collector a certificate from the surveyor of taxes that such owner has been allowed in that year an abatement of income tax by reason of his income not exceeding four hundred pounds, one-half of the said amount of land tax shall not be collected; and any amount of land tax not collected by reason of this section.

* MR. J. G. TALBOT (Oxford University)

I am very much obliged to my honourable Friend for putting this Amendment on the Paper. It is putting into words a suggestion I ventured to make to the House the other night, and it will be observed that the Amendment follows the lines on which I then urged, the case. No special advantage is sought for the clergy. If small payers of income tax are worthy of the favour shown them by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the same method of reasoning small payers of the land tax are equally worthy of an abatement. Whilst I say this, of course I do not deny that, in urging this Amendment, I am concerned for the interests of the clergy. There are a large number whose incomes do not exceed £400. I hope that the number of clergy whose incomes do not exceed £160 is very small, but I am afraid I cannot say that with regard to the £400 limit. I hope the Chancellor of the Exchequer will see the reasonableness of granting this indulgence.

COLONEL MILWARD (Warwick, Stratford-on-Avon)

I also desire to support the Amendment of the honourable Member for Ashford. It has been acknowledged in this House that the land tax is very unpopular because it presses with peculiar hardship on some people and not on others, and its unpopularity has increased during the last year or two because the Land Tax Commissioners have been obliged to seek for other sources of revenue. My honourable Friends have spoken for the clergy, but I may point out that this Amendment would also affect many owners of small cottage property, and, under the circumstances, I hope the Chancellor of the Exchequer will see his way to meet this reasonable demand. He has been good enough already to exempt incomes up to £160, and what we ask him now is to extend the exemption to £400.


Mr. Speaker, I do not desire to trouble the House, but I wish to support the Amendment of my honourable Friend the Member for Ashford, and to say that we regret that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his so-called concession the other night, did not do more for us. We asked for bread, and he did not give us half a loaf. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, before making this concession, expressed his sympathy with the rural clergy with reference to their position, but he said it was not necessary to do very much for them, as they were going to have a fat year. The fat year the right honourable Gentleman alluded to was on account of the price of wheat, but the high price was due to the speculations of Mr. Leiter, and instead of being 55s. wheat will fall to 30s. within the next few months. I regret that the Chancellor of the Exchequer imagined that the rise in the price of wheat would mean sixpence in the pound, and that he would not, on that account, give us the small concession we asked for.

MR. BROADHURST (Leicester)

I do appeal to the Chancellor of the Exchequer not to accept this Amendment. In my opinion it would be regarded as a breach of faith if he listened to the arguments now brought to bear on him from his own side. This is undoubtedly a case for the further endowment of the Church of England clergy. The gallant Colonel who has spoken says that it would relieve poor cottagers. I do not know what he refers to. I entirely agree with the exemption given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer the other night to certain classes of persons paying the land tax, but this Amendment has nothing to do with that. This is simply a belated attempt to relieve the clergy from their just dues. Most of the clergy, it is said, who would be exempted by this Amendment have low incomes, but nothing is said about their freedom and relief from rent and other dues which ordinary residents pay. I sincerely trust the Chancellor of the Exchequer will not at this stage listen to this proposal; but in case he might in a weak moment be inclined to accept it—I hope he will not—I wish to inform him that, so far as I am concerned, much of the confidence I have hitherto reposed in him will be severely shaken. I have a right to make these observations, because I wish to retain my respect for the Chancellor of the Exchequer; and I think many Members on this side of the House will agree with me that it would be an unhappy incident if the Chancellor of the Exchequer should for a moment consent even to consider an Amendment of this nature at this stage of the Bill.


said that he had endeavoured to ascertain, as far he could, what the effect of the Amendment might be. He thought that the effect would not be large. The effect of the proposal already inserted in the Bill would be very small, and he did not think that the addition of this Amendment would be financially of any great consequence to the revenue. It was, however, a little hard to ask him to add to what he had already given, but considering that it applied to all owners of land liable to land tax, whether clergy, yeomen, professional men, or tradesmen, who happened to come within the income tax limit of £400, he did not see in it any special exemption to the clergy. He confessed that he would not have proposed this Amendment himself, but if the House accepted it he should agree to it.

MR. BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)

said that the Chancellor of the Exchequer had not considered the matter sufficiently, but had left it in the hands of the House. He did not consider that was a position in which the House should be placed. He was bound to say that a matter like this, which dealt with the land tax and the income tax, should not be decided on the Report stage of the Finance Bill. If the matter were to be raised at all, it ought to have been raised in Committee on the Finance, Bill.

MR. GODDARD (Ipswich)

said he did not regard the question as having anything to do with the clergy especially. He thought it was a very serious question, to be looked at simply and purely from the taxation, point of view. As he understood it, what was proposed was to relieve property of this tax and put it on the general taxation.


thought the honourable Gentleman had mistaken the point. The proposal was that any owner who was liable for this special tax on a certain kind of property would have to present every year a certificate of the fact that his income was below a certain point, and would therefore be entitled to an abatement. So long as he presented that certificate he would be entitled to a remission.


said he quite understood that; but this money would have to be found somewhere. It was to come from the general revenue of the country. It might be a very simple thing; he was afraid to say whether it was large or small. What he said was that this was transferring all these charges upon land to the shoulders of the general taxpayers of the country. The general taxpayers included the working classes. This was taking the burden from the landowners and putting it on the working classes. It was a most mischievous system, and ought to be resisted. It would have been far more just to relieve the poor man. He felt obliged to express his strong opinion against the proposal, and if nobody else would, he would divide against it.


said it was hardly a fair thing to spring upon the House at this hour an Amendment giving a, dole to a particular favoured class. Two years ago, if he remembered rightly, they gave the payers of land tax remissions amounting to £100,000 a year. Then, when the Finance Bill was before the House on the last occasion, they were told that the cost of remitting the land tax to persons whose incomes were less than £160 a year would amount to £125,000 a year. The Chancellor of the Exchequer had not told them how much more they were to be asked for at that hour of the morning. Was the right honourable Gentleman able to reply?


It might cost another £15,000.


thought the House ought not to be called upon at this Report stage of the Finance Bill, when many Members had gone away, to decide a matter of this kind. Reference had been made over and over again to the impoverished condition of the clergy, and that was the reason why the Chancellor of the Exchequer made this revision. It was an extraordinary thing that the wealthiest Church should ask for this concession. He moved that the Debate be now adjourned.


said he could not put the Motion. The Finance Bill could be taken at any hour, and it was only 25 minutes past 12.

DR. CLARK (Caithness)

regretted very much that the Speaker could not see his way to put the Motion. He did not think this was the proper time to make such an important change in the law, and he would oppose it. He opposed it on the ground that this would be for the third time on the part of the present Government an infringement of the Act of Union. [Laughter.] Unionist Members were very fond of laughing when questions affecting the Union were brought forward. They were revising the English portion of the tax at the cost of the Imperial taxpayers.


The honourable Gentleman is quite mistaken; it applies equally to England and Scotland.


said he also objected to the proposal because they were lessening the burden upon real property. He had always been in favour of graduation in the case of earned incomes, but not in the case of unearned incomes. He had never been in favour of lessening the burden on land. They seemed to him to be going to whittle away bit by bit the present land tax. He admitted that the present land tax was very unfair. It heavily taxed land that was valuable 200 years ago, while it did not apply in the same degree to land that was of immense value at the present time.

The House divided—Ayes 124; Noes 32.—(Division List No. 141.)

Acland-Hood, Capt. Sir A. F. Collings, Rt. Hon. Jesse Graham, Henry Robert
Ashmead-Bartlett, Sir Ellis Colomb, Sir J. C. Ready Gray, Ernest (West Ham)
Ashton, Thomas Gair Colstop, C. E H. Athole Gretton, John
Atkinson, Rt. Hon. John Cook, Fred. Lucas (Lambeth) Gull, Sir Cameron
Baillie, Jas. E. B. (Inverness) Corbett, A. C. (Glasgow) Hamilton, Rt. Hon. Lord G.
Balcarres, Lord Courtney, Rt. Hon. L. H. Hanbury, Rt. Hon. Robt. W.
Balfour,Rt.Hon.A.J. (Manc'r) Cranborne, Viscount Hardy, Laurence
Balfour, Rt.Hn. G. W. (Leeds) Crilly, Daniel Hare, Thomas Leigh
Banbury, Frederick George Cripps, Charles Alfred Harwood, George
Barry,RtHnAHSmith-(Hunts) Cross, Alexander (Glasgow) Hazell, Walter
Bartley, George C. T. Cross, Herbert S. (Bolton) Healy, Maurice (Cork)
Barton, Dunbar Plunket Curzon, Viscount (Bucks) Heath, James
Bathurst, Hon. Allen Beni. Dalrymple, Sir Charles Helder, Augustus
Beach.Rt. Hn. SirM. H. (Brist'l) Denny, Colonel Henderson, Alexander
Bemrose, Sir Henry Howe Digby, J. K. D. Wingfield- Hermon-Hodge, Robert T.
Bethell, Commander Disraeli, Coningsby Ralph Hill, Rt. Hn. Lord A. (Down)
Bhownaggree, Sir M. M. Douglas, Rt. Hon. A. Akers- Hoare, E. Brodie (Hampstead)
Bigwood, James Egerton, Hon. A. de Tatton Hoare, Samuel (Norwich)
Bill, Charles Fardell, Sir T. George Hobhouse, Henry
Birrell, Augustine Fellowes, Hon. Ailwyn Edw. Hornby, William Henry
Blundell, Colonel Henry Field, Admiral (Eastbourne) Houldsworth, Sir Wm. Henry
Bond, Edward Finch, George H. Howell, William Tudor
Boscawen, Arthur Griffith- Finlay, Sir Robert Bannatyne Hozier, Hon. Jas. H. Cecil
Bousfield, William Robert Firbank, Joseph Thomas Hutton, John (Yorks, N.R.)
Brodrick, Rt. Hon. St. John Fisher, William Hayes Jebb, Richard Claverhouse
Brown, Alexander H. FitzGerald, Sir R. Penrose- Jenkins, Sir John Jones
Bucknill, Thomas Townsend FitzWygram, General Sir F. Johnston, Wm. (Belfast)
Bullard. Sir Harry Flower, Ernest Johnstone, John H. (Sussex)
Burns, John Folkestone, Viscount Jolliffe, Hon. H. George
Butcher, John George Forster, Henry William Kemp, George
Carlile, William Walter Forwood, Rt. Hon. Sir A. B. Kennaway, Rt. Hn. Sir J. H.
Cavendish, R. F. (N. Lancs) Garfit, William Kenrick, William
Cavendish, V.C.W. (Derbysh.) Gedge, Sydney Kenyon, James
Cecil, Lord Hugh Gibbs,Hon.A.G.H.(C.ofLond.)
Chaloner, Capt, R. G. W. Gilliat, John Saunders Kimber, Henry
Chamberlain,Rt.Hn.J. (Birm.) Godson, Augustus F. King, Sir Henry Seymour
Chamberlain, J. A. (Worc'r) Goldsworthy, Major-General Kinloch, Sir J.G. Smyth
Chaplin. Rt. Hon. Henry Gordon, Hon. John Edward Kitson, Sir James
Charrington, Spencer Gorst, Rt. Hon. Sir John E. Knowles, Lees
Clarke, Sir Edw. (Plymouth) Goschen,Rt,Hn.G.J.(S.Geo's.) Knox, Edmund Francis Vesey
Cochrane. Hon. T. H. A. E. Goschen, George J. (Sussex) Lafone, Alfred
Coghill, Douglas Harry Goulding, Edward Alfred
Lawrence, Sir E. Durning Morton, A. H. A. (Deptford) Smith, Hon. W. F. D. (Strand)
Lawson, John Grant (Yorks) Mount, William George Stanley, Lord (Lancs)
Lees, Sir Elliott (Birkenhead) Murray, Rt. Hn. A. G. (Bute) Stanley, Edw. J. (Somerset)
Leigh-Bennett, Henry Currie Newdigate, Francis Alexander Stevenson, Francis S.
Llewelyn, Sir Dillwyn-(Sw'ns'a) Nicol, Donald Ninian Stewart, Sir M. J. M'Taggart
Lockwood, Lieut.-Col. A. R. Northcote, Hon. Sir H. S. Strauss, Arthur
Loder, Gerald Walter Erskine Orr-Ewing, Charles Lindsay Sutherland, Sir Thomas
Long, Col. C. W. (Evesham) Penn, John Talbot, Lord E. (Chichester)
Long, Rt. Hon. W. (Liverp'l) Phillpotts, Captain Arthur Talbot,RtHn.J.G.(Oxf'dUny.)
Lopes, Henry Yarde Buller Pierpoint, Robert Thornton, Percy M.
Lorne, Marquess of Powell, Sir Francis Sharp Tollemache, Henry James
Lowe, Francis William Pretyman, Ernest George Tomlinson, Wm. Ed. Murray
Lowles, John Pryce-Jones, Edward Tritton, Charles Ernest
Loyd, Archie Kirkman Purvis, Robert Warde, Lt.-Col. C. E. (Kent)
Lucas-Shadwell, William Rasch, Major Frederic Carne Warkworth, Lord
Lyttelton, Hon. Alfred Renshaw, Charles Bine Warr, Augustus Frederick
Macaleese, Daniel Richards, Henry Charles Webster, Sir R. E. (I. of W.)
Macartney, W. G. Ellison Rickett, J. Compton Welby, Lieut.-Col. A. C. E.
Maclure, Sir John William Ridley, Rt. Hon. Sir M. W. Wentworth, Bruce C. Vernon-
MacNeill, John Gordon Swift Ritchie, Rt. Hon. C. T. Whiteley. H. (Ashton-under-L.)
McCalmont, H. L. B. (Cambs) Robertson, Herbt. (Hackney) Whitmore, Charles Algernon
McKillop, James Robson, William Snowdon Williams, Colonel R. (Dorset)
Martin, Richard Biddulph Round, James Williams, J. Powell- (Birm.)
Mellor, Colonel (Lancashire) Russell, Gen. F. S. (Cheltenham) Willox, Sir John Archibald
Melville, Beresford Valentine Russell, T. W. (Tyrone) Wilson, J. W. (Worc'sh., N.)
Milward, Colonel Victor Savory, Sir Joseph Wodehouse, Edm. R. (Bath)
Monckton, Edward Philip Seely, Charles Hilton Woodhouse, Sir JT (Hudd'rsf'ld)
Monk, Charles James Seton-Karr, Henry Wortley, Rt. Hon. C. B. Stuart-
Moon, Edward Robert Pacy Sharpe, William Edw. T. Young, Comm. (Berks. E.)
More, Robert Jasper Shaw-Stewart, M. H. (Renfr'W) Younger, William
Morgan, Hn. F. (Monm'thsh.) Sidebotham, J. W. (Cheshire) TELLERS FOR THE AYES—Sir William Walrond and Mr. Anstruther.
Morrell, George Herbert Simeon, Sir Barrington
Morrison, Walter Skewes-Cox, Thomas
Allan, Wm. (Gateshead) Goddard, Daniel Ford Philipps, John Wynford
Allen, Wm. (Newc.-under-L.) Haldane, Richard Burdon Pickersgill, Edward Hare
Austin, Sir John (Yorkshire) Harcourt, Rt. Hon. Sir Wm. Provand, Andrew Dryburgh
Billson, Alfred Hayne, Rt. Hon. Chas. Seale- Roberts, John Bryn (Eifion)
Bolton, Thomas Dolling Hedderwick, Thos. Chas. H. Roberts, John H. (Denbighs.)
Brigg, John Hemphill, Rt. Hon. Chas H. Robertson, Edm. (Dundee)
Broadhurst, Henry Holburn, J. G. Shaw, Thomas (Hawick B.)
Brunner, Sir John Tomlinson Holden, Sir Angus Shee, James John
Burt, Thomas Horniman, Frederick John Sinclair, Capt. J. (Forfarsh.)
Caldwell, James Humphreys-Owen, Arthur C. Souttar, Robinson
Cameron, Robert (Durham) Jones, David B. (Swansea) Spicer, Albert
Campbell-Bannerman, Sir H. Jones, Wm. (Carnarvonshire) Strachey, Edward
Channing, Francis Allston Kearley, Hudson E. Sullivan, Donal (Westmeath)
Clark, Dr.G.B. (Caithness-sh.) Lambert, George Thomas, A. (Carmarthen, E.)
Clough, Walter Owen Lawson, Sir W. (Cumberland) Thomas, A. (Glamorgan, E.)
Colville, John Leng, Sir John Thomas, D. A. (Merthyr)
Cooke, C. W. R. (Hereford) Lewis, John Herbert Wedderburn, Sir William
Crombie, John William Lloyd-George, David Whittaker, Thomas Palmer
Davies,M.Vaughan-(Cardigan) Logan, John William Wilson, H. J. (York, W.R.)
Doogan, P. C. McArthur, Wm. (Cornwall) Wilson, John (Govan)
Doughty, George McLaren, Charles Benjamin Wilson, J. H. (Middlesbro')
Dunn, Sir William Maddison, Fred. Woods, Samuel
Evans, S. T. (Glamorgan) Morgan, J. L. (Carmarthen) Yoxall, James Henry
Evershed, Sydney Morley, Chas. (Breconshire) TELLERS FOR THE NOES—Mr. Harry Foster and Mr. Samuel Smith.
Fenwick, Charles Moss, Samuel
Gibbons, J. Lloyd Nussey, Thomas Willans
Acland-Hood, Capt. Sir A. F. Gordon, Hon. John Edward Morgan, Hn. F. (Monm'thsh.)
Atkinson, Rt. Hon. John Goschen,Rt. Hn. G. J. (S. Geo. 's) Morrell, George Herbert
Bailey, James (Walworth) Goschen, George J. (Sussex) Morton, A. H. A. (Deptford)
Balcarres, Lord Graham, Henry Robert Murray, Rt. Hn. A. G. (Bute)
Balfour, Rt. Hon. A. J. (Manc'r) Gray, Ernest (West Ham) Newdigate, Francis Alexander
Balfour, Rt.Hn. G. W. (Leeds) Gretton, John Nicol, Donald Ninian
Banbury, Frederick George Gull, Sir Cameron Northcote, Hon. Sir H. S.
Barton, Dunbar Plunket Hamilton, Rt. Hon. Lord G. Orr-Ewing, Charles Lindsay
Bathurst, Hon. Allen Benj. Hanbury, Rt. Hon. Robt. W. Phillpotts, Capt. Arthur
Beach, Rt. Hn. Sir M. H.(Brist'l) Hardy, Laurence Pierpoint, Robert
Bemrose, Sir Henry Howe Heath, James Powell, Sir Francis Sharp
Bethell, Commander Helder, Augustus Pretyman, Ernest George
Boscawen, Arthur Griffith- Henderson, Alexander Pryce-Jones, Edward
Brodrick, Rt. Hon. St. John Hill, Rt. Hn. Lord A. (Down) Purvis, Robert
Bucknill, Thomas Townsend Hobhouse, Henry Rasch, Major Frederic Carne
Bullard, Sir Harry Howell, William Tudor Ridley, Rt. Hon. Sir M. W.
Carlile, William Walter Hozier, Hon. J. H. C. Ritchie, Rt. Hon. C. T.
Cavendish, R, F. (N. Lancs) Johnston, William (Belfast) Robertson, Herbt. (Hackney)
Cavendish, V. C. W. (Derbysh.) Kemp, George Round, James
Cecil, Lord Hugh Kenrick, William Russell, T. W. (Tyrone)
Chaloner, Capt. R. G. W. Kenyon, James Seely, Charles Hilton
Chamberlain,Rt.Hn.J. (Birm.) Knowles, Lees Sidebotham, J. W. (Cheshire)
Chamberlain, J. A. (Worc'r) Lafone, Alfred Stanley, Lord (Lancs)
Chaplin, Rt. Hon. Henry Lawrence SirEDucning-(Corn.) Stanley, E. J. (Somerset)
Charrington, Spencer Lawson, John Grant (Yorks) Talbot, Rt Hn. J. G. (Oxf'dUny.)
Cochrane, Hon. T. H. A. E. Lees, Sir Elliott (Birkenhead) Thornton, Percy M.
Coghill, Douglas Harry Leigh-Bennett, Henry Currie Tomlinson, Wm. E. Murray
Collings, Rt. Hon. Jesse Lockwood, Lieut.-Col. A. R. Warde, Lt.-Col. C. E. (Kent)
Corbett, A. C. (Glasgow) Loder, Gerald Walter Erskine Warkworth, Lord
Cranborne, Viscount Long, Rt. Hon. W. (Liverp'l) Warr Augustus Frederick
Curzon, Viscount (Bucks) Lorne, Marquess of Webster, Sir R. E. (I. of W.)
Dalrymple, Sir Charles Lowles, John Welby, Lieut.-Col. A. C. E.
Douglas, Rt. Hon. A. Akers- Lyttelton, Hon. Alfred Wentworth, Bruce C. Vernon-
Egerton, Hon. A. de Tatton Macartney, W. G. Ellison Williams, Colonel R. (Dorset)
Fellowes, Hon. Ailwyn Edw. Maclure, Sir John William Willox, Sir John Archibald
Finlay, Sir Robert Bannatyne McCalmont, Mj.-Gn.(Ant'm, N) Wodehouse, Edm. R. (Bath)
Firbank, Joseph Thomas McKillon, James Wyndham-Quin, Major W. H.
Fisher, William Hayes Marks, Henry H. Young, Comm. (Berks, E.)
FitzGerald, Sir R. Penrose- Mellor, Colonel (Lancashire)
Gedge, Sydney Melville, Beresford Valentine TELLERS FOR THE AYES—Sir William Walrond and Mr. Anstruther.
Gibbons, J. Lloyd Milward, Colonel Victor
Godson, Augustus Frederick Monckton, Edward Philip
Goldsworthy, Major-General More, Robert Jasper
Billson, Alfred Hayne, Rt. Hon. Chas. Seale- Roberts, John Bryn (Eifion)
Brigg, John Hazell, Walter Shee, James John
Brunner, Sir John Tomlinson Horniman, Frederick John Sullivan, Donal (Westmeath)
Buxton, Sydney Charles Kearley, Hudson E. Tanner, Charles Kearns
Caldwell, James Knox, Edmund Francis Vesey Wedderburn, Sir William
Causton, Richard Knight Lambert, George Whittaker, Thomas Palmer
Channing, Francis Allston Lawson, Sir W. (Cumberland) Wilson, John (Govan)
Clark, Dr.G.B. (Caithness-sh.) Lewis, John Herbert Woodhouse,SirJT(Hudd'rsf'ld)
Clough, Walter Owen Macaleese, Daniel
Doogan, P. C. Morton, E. J. C. (Devonport) TELLERS FOR THE NOES—Mr. Broadhurst and Mr. Goddard.
Evershed, Sydney Moss, Samuel
Grey, Sir Edw. (Berwick) Pickersgill, Edw. Hare

The Report stage having been disposed of,

The order for the Third Reading of the Bill was fixed for Monday.