§ Petition of Reginald Joseph Weld, of Lulworth Castle, in the County of Dorset, a person of unsound mind, so found by inquisition by Edward Talbot Wolseley and Agnes Frances Weld, the committees of his estate, praying their Lordships that he may be permitted to appear and be heard before this House and before their Lordships' Committee for Privileges by his counsel and agents in opposition to the claim of Henry Charles Viscount Gage, and Sir Robert Bourchier Sherard Wrey, Baronet, to the Barony of Fitzwaryn; and that he may be at liberty to cross-examine such witnesses as the said claimants may produce, and to lodge a printed case, and to produce such evidence in contradiction of any evidence which may be produced by the said claimants, and also such evidence as will support the Petitioner's right and title as a co-heir to the said Barony of Fitzwaryn, as the Petitioner may be advised to be material for the protection of his rights and interests, and for establishing the legitimacy of his mother, Ellen Caroline Weld, and that their Lordships will be pleased to allow the Petitioner reasonable time after the delivery of the case of the said claimants to prepare his case and evidence; read, and referred to the Committee for Privileges.
§ Several Lords—Took the Oath.
§ The LORD CHANCELLOR acquainted the House, That the Clerk of the Parliaments had laid upon the Table the Certificates from the Examiners that the Standing Order applicable to the following Bills has been complied with:
- Local Government (Ireland) Provisional Orders (No. 3).
- Local Government Provisional Orders (Gas).
- Local Government Provisional Order (Gas) (No. 2).
§ Also the Certificates that no Standing Orders are applicable to the following Bill:
- Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 4).
§ And also the Certificates that the further Standing Orders applicable to the following Bills have been complied with:
- London County Council (Money).
- Belfast Corporation.
- Halifax Corporation.
- Thames Conservancy.
§ The same were ordered to lie on the Table.