HL Deb 22 November 1830 vol 1 c603

The House of Lords was crowded with strangers, anxious to see the Right Hon. H. BROUGHAM take his seat upon the Woolsack, as Lord Chancellor, and as a Peer of Parliament. The patent, however, by which the right hon. Gentleman is created a Peer, had not reached the hands of Mr. Courtenay, the Clerk of Parliament, at 4 o'clock; and, in consequence, Mr. Brougham could not that day take the oaths as a Peer. By virtue of his office as Lord Chancellor, the right hon. Gentleman is a Privy Counsellor, and also Speaker of the House of Lords. As soon as prayers were over, he took his seat upon the Woolsack, and received the congratulations of his friends. He had only power however, to put the question, and could not, even if he had been desirous, have taken any share in the Debate.

The New Ministers, Earl OBEY, the Marquis of LANSDOWN, the Earl of CARLISLE, Viscount GODERICH, and Baron DURHAM, took their scats upon the Treasury Bench.

The Duke of WELLINGTON took his place on the first Opposition Bench.

Lord TENTERDEN'S various Bills, the Judgment and Execution Bill, the Interpleaders' Bill, the Prohibition and Mandamus Bill, the Arbitration Bill, and the Witness Examination Bill, went respectively through Committees.

Petitions presented. Against Colonial Slavery, from the Wesleyan Methodists and other bodies of Protestant Dissenters in different parts of the country, by Earl SPENCER, the Marquis of CLEVELAND, the Earl of CARLISLE, the Earl of ROSSLYN, Earl RODEN, the Earl of SHAFTESBURY, Karl GROSVENOR, Lord SUFFIELD, and Lord WHARNCLIFFE. For the improvement of Agriculture, by the Marquis of SALISBURY, from Sir John Sinclair. For the repeal of the Duty on Coals, by the Earl of SHAFTESBURY, from Wisbeach and Holsworth.