HL Deb 04 July 1805 vol 5 c731

The bills upon the table were forwarded in their several sages.—Among these, the Forgery Law Extension bill, the Warehousing bill, and the British and Irish Corn Importation bill, were read a third time and passed.—The Howth Harbour bill, the Militia Officers' Remuneration, the Palace Yard Improvement bill, and the Corn Act Amendment bill, severally passed through committees of the whole house, and were ordered to be reported.—On the occasion of the report of the Palace Yard Improvement bill, the earl of Suffolk took oc- casion to observe, that a plan of the intended improvements and alterations, including those proposed in that house, ought to be laid before the house. With respect to the beautiful prospect of that venerable edifice the Abbey, which the openings now making would afford, he expressed his hope that they would not be closed up by newly erected buildings. On the whole, he thought the subject worthy of the consideration of that house.—A number of bills were brought up from the commons by Mr. Henderson, and sir J. W. Anderson; several of them were private or return bills; among the public bills presented were the Dublin Paving bill, the Irish Infirmaries bill, the Straw Plat bill, the Spanish Red Wine, and the Thames Funnel bills. These were respectively read a first time.—The earl of Suffolk took the opportunity, on the reading of the Irish Infirmary bill, to state his opinion, that the system adopted with respect to Infirmaries, and the Medical treatment of the Poor, greatly required improvement; he adverted to something like the principle of the bill for Ireland just read, as advantageous to be adopted in this country.