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PARLIAMENT. In the House of Commons, on Monday, in reply to Dr. Commins, Lord Hartington said the church parade of the Liverpool Irish Volunteers on the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day had been prohibited this year because it had in previous years led to breaches of the peace. In reply to Mr. W. E. Forster, Lord E. Fitzmaurice said that in consequence of the orders formerly given to our naval commanders and their consequent actions, no portion of the territory the sove- reignty of which was proposed to be recognised by article 1 of the Congo treaty is at present in the occupation of the Portuguese Government. The debate of the Franchise Bill was resumed by Mr. S. Wortley. As was anticipated, Mr. Glad- stone took part in the debate, speaking early in the evening. The division took place at twenty minutes past one o'clock, when there voted for the second reading of the bill 340, against 210 majority for the Government 130. Lord John Manners's amendment was, therefore, negatived. The House of Commons, after the London Government Bill had passed its first reading on Tuesday, adjourned till the 21st inst.

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