HL Deb 25 February 1847 vol 90 c498

PUBLIC BILLS.—1a Labouring Poor (Ireland).

PETITIONS PRESENTED. By the Earl Fingal, from the Drogheda Union, for the Adoption of such Measures as will insure the People of Ireland such a Supply of Food as will save them from Starvation; and for Levying a Uniform Rate throughout the Districts of Ireland in proportion to the Costs incurred in each Poor Law Union.—By the Earl of Roden, from Shipowners of Drogheda, for the Adoption of Measures for Abolishing the present system of Taxation on Shipping; and from Carlow, and Wexford, that a Solemn Day be set apart throughout the United Kingdom for Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer, for the Alleviation of the present Distress in Ireland.