HL Deb 17 July 1840 vol 55 c775

Bills. Read a first time:—County Constabulary; Turnpike Trusts; Juvenile Offenders.—Read a second time:—Sale of Beer.—Read a third time:—Blenheim Palace Repairs.

Petitions presented. By Lord Brougham, from the Provincial Newspaper Society, for Amendment of the Law of Libel.—By Viscount Melbourne, from Royston, Brighton, and other places, against the Sale of Beer Bill.—By the Earl of Winchilsea, from the Western Division of the county of Kent, and by the Duke of Richmond, from Market-gardeners of Surrey and Kent, for an Increase of Duty on Fresh Foreign Fruit,—By Lord Brougham, from places in Cheshire, against the Weaver Churches Bill; and from Edward England, against the Chimneysweepers' Bill.