HL Deb 02 March 1818 vol 37 c690
Lord Holland

presented a Petition from certain Master Chimney Sweepers of London and Westminster, in favour of the Chimney Sweepers' Regulation bill. Petitions to the same effect were also presented by lord Prudhoe, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Kingsland, Dalston, &c.; by the earl of Lauderdale from Hackney, Homerton, and Clapton; by lord Holland from Clerkenwell; and by earl Grosvenor from Chester. On presenting the last-mentioned petition, earl Grosvenor hoped that this horrible practice would be put an end to by the legislature. The earl of Lauderdale was desirous there should be evidence before the House to prove, that all the chimneys in England could be swept by means of machinery. The bishop of Chester concurred in the object of the petition, and hoped the practice would be abolished. The Petitions were ordered to lie upon the table.