HL Deb 22 March 1831 vol 3 c691

Petitions presented. By the Bishop of BATH and WELLS, from Rochdale, for limiting the hours of Labour in Cotton Factories; from Derby, against suffering Idolatrous practices in the East Indies. By the Duke of GLOUCESTER, from the Society of Friends in England, against Negro Slavery. By the Earl of ABERDEEN, from Aberdeen, against any alteration in the Timber Duties, and against the Tax on Steam-Boats. By the Marquis of DOWNSHIRE, from Achrony, for an Alteration in the Grants for Education (Ireland). For Reform, by the Earl of RADNOR, from Ross (Hereford), St. Andrew's, in Wells, Somersetshire, and various other places:—By the Marquis of CLANRICARDE, from places in Ireland:—By the Duke of NORFOLK, from Paddington, Retford, and Andover:—By Earl CAWDOR, from Haverfordwest:—By the Marquis of CLEVELAND, from Shrewsbury:—By the Marquis of DOWNSHIRE, from Down:—By the LORD CHANCELLOR, four lists, one containing thirty-two, another twelve, another twenty-seven, and another thirty petitions, from various parts of the kingdom:—By Earl GREY, from the County of Northumberland, signed at a Meeting held at Morpeth, on the 16th of March, in favour of Reform, and approving of the plan before the House of Commons; and, in the absence of the Duke of Bedford, from the Inhabitants, and from the Mayor and Corporation of Bedford; with forty-three others from Montrose, North Shields, the Tailors of Edinburgh, and from Gates-head, Killarney, Cork, St. Giles's, (Camberwell), the Tower Hamlets, St. Bride's (Fleet-street), Kingston-on-Thames, &c.:—By Lord DURHAM, signed by 25,000 of the Operatives of Glasgow; and from the Inhabitants of St. James, Westminster.