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HOUSE OF LORDS.âTUESDAY. The. Lord-Chancellor took his seat on the wool- sack at a quarter past four o'clock. THE CHOLERA IN EGYPT. The Earl of WE-uvs inquired what precautions had been taken in consequence of the outbreak of cholera in Egypt, to prevent the disease being brought into this country. The French Govern- ment had taken precautions, and he wanted to know whether her Majesty's Government had adopted similar measures. Earl GRANVILLE said the question was one of the very greatest importance, as, no doubt, any question affecting the public health must demand the earnest and immediate attention of the Government. An outbreak of cholera had, as their lordships were aware, occurred in Egypt, chiefly at Damietta, the climate of which was at this time of the year of a peculiarly unhealthy character. There had never been any evidence of cholera having been brought by ships from India to Egypt. Her Majesty's Government had suggested no alteration whatever in the regulations for the protection of Egypt from danger, and they had no reason to believe that any change had been made in those regulations. They were informed that great energy had been shown by the Egyp- tian Government in isolation of districts where cholera appeared. Upon hearing of the outbreak Lord Hartington immediately telegraphed to the English military authorities to take most stringent precautions for the protection of the English troops, and particularly calling at- tention to the precautions taken in India under similar circumstances. These instructions, there was reason to believe, had been anticipated before they reached Egypt. Quarantine had been established for ten days at Cyprus, 21 at Malta, and 21 at Gibraltar, in addition in each case to other precautionary measuies with regard to what had been done at home. The subject of cholera was 12 years ago the subject of correspondence between the Privy Council and the Local Govern- ment, and in 1873 Mr Stansfeld issued an order in council, carryiner out the principles of medical inspection, disinfection, and isolation, and that order remained in force at this moment. But it was thought better that it should be re-issued by the Local Government Board, with some essential alterations. It was impossible for him in his official character to say anything in regard to the charge of the diæase spreading to Europe, but it might be satisfactory to their lordships to hear the opinion upon that point of one of the most emi- nent medical authorities in this country. MISCELLANEOUS. The New Forest Highway Bill and the Forest of Dean Highway Bill were read a third time and passed. IRISH PACPER LUNATICS. Lord CARLINGFOKD, in moving the second read- ing of the Lunatic Poor (Ireland) Bill, stated that it was designed to relieve a miserable class of persons who were not at present in any asylum, but were hving under their friends, or wandering at large about the country. The bill provided for the regular inspection 01 all lunatic poor, and for their removal to the workhouse, in cases where they were found to be neglected. It also pro- posed to transfer the control and supervision of ail lunatics in Ireland to the Lccal Government Board. After some discussion the second reading was agreed to. THE PAWNBROKERS' DILL. The House then went into committee all the Pawnbrokers' Bill, and on the fourth clause, which imposed upon pawnbrokers the duty of answering police inquiries respecting stolen articles, 'J he Earl of PEMBROKE proposed the insertion of words requiring the pawnbroker only to answer when the inquiry was made by a specially authorised constable. The amendment was negatived and the clause agreed to. Upon the next clause, requiring pawnbrokers to enter m a pledge book any distinctive marks on the pledges, The LORD CHANCELLOR agreed to limit the obligation to watches, articles of plate, or jewel- lery, and all other goods pawned for the sum of 20s and upwards. The amendment was agreed to, and the bill passed through committee. MISCELLANEOUS. The Public Health (Dairies, &c.) Bill was con- sidered in committee, and Lord BALFOUR of BURLEIGH proposed an amendment with the object of preventing its ap- plication to Scotland. The amendment was opposed by Lord CARLING- FORD, and was not pressed to a division. The bill passed the stage. The Registry of Dc-eds (Ireland) Bill was read a seeoud time. The report of amendments to the Supreme Court of Judicature (Funds, &c.) Bill was re- cei red, and The House adjourned at five minutes past sevcn o'clock.

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