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HUUSE OF COMMONS. MONDAY, SEPT 5.â Mr. Alderman Wogd withdrew the steam-vessels bill, and gave notice of his intention to move for a -select committee to inquire into the subject of that bill. Mr. Vernon moved that the Speaker do issue his writ to the Clerk of the Crown to forward a new writ for the election of a burgess to serve for the borough of Liverpool in he present par- liament. The motion having been seconded and put, Mr. Bennett said he had wished not to interfere with the pro- gress of the reform bill he was now compelled however, against his own inclination, to bring forward his motion in the shape of an amendment to that of the hon. member. If the reform bill was at all delayed by this proceeding this fault lay- not with him â(hear)âfor under the circumstances he could not allow the motion of the hon. member to pass in silence without sacrificing his character for consistency. The hon. member then moved resolutions to the effect that the house agreed to the report of the committee that gross bribery and corruption existed in the elections of the borough of Liverpool and that leave be given to bring in a bill to correct such abuses and prevent their re- currence. After some discussion the house divided, when there appeared For the amendment 76 Against it 35 Majority. â41 The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved, That the house re- solve itself into a committee of the whole house, to consider and provide for the payment of barristers for revising the election lists." The Speaker having left the chair, and the resolution having been put. ° The Chancellor of the Exchequer in answer to a question from Sir C. Wetherell, said he ctould not at present tell how many of these barristers were to be appointed. He thought it right the public should pay, as the thing was for the benefit of the public at large. Mr. Hume thought it would be easy to make every person who registered his vote pay a shilling. This would save the charge to the public, and those who had no votes would not be obliged to pay for those who had. He submitted that the persons to be registered should pay one shilling for the registration. Mr. Croker said this would be one of the greatest anomalies of the bill. Hitherto the voters were paid rather than paying. The resolution was then reported to the house, and ordered to be received to-morrow. The house then resolved itself into a committee of the whole house upon the reform bill which was forwarded to the 44 clause. The house then resumed, and the Chairman of the committee reported progress and asked leave to sit again to-morrow. The other orders of the day were then disposed of, and the house adjourned. TUESDAY, SEPT. 6.âMr. H. Boss presented a petition from the merchants of Montrose, against the quarantine duty.-Or- dered to be printed. Sir J. Astley presented a petition from sixty clergymen, in- eluding two archdeacons, residing in Wiltshire, against the beer bill. He begged to &ay that concurred ia-thfr prayer of the petition. CROWN DEBTORS. Mr. Hunt, pursuant to notice of motion, moved an address to his Majesty, that he would be pleased to release all crown debt- ors now in prison, at the ensuing ceremony of the coronation; which, after some conversation, was withdrawn. He then moved that the house will on Friday next resolve itself into a committee of the whole house to consider of an address to his Majesty for the advance of a sum of moneyâsay £ 24,000âto discharge from prison individuals imprisoned for small debts; but the mo- tion was negatived. The house then went into committee on the Reform Bill, and proceeded to the 53d clause, when Lord G. Somerset intimated that it was his intention to move that a new district of boroughs be formed in the county of Mon- mouth, for the purpose of sending one member to parliament. Lord J. llv.ssell suggested that this was not the proper moment for this amendment. The noble lord could bring it forward at a future stage, and if it were adopted, the clause should be altered accordingly. Lord o. Somerset said he should be prepared to do so to-morrow. The Chairman put the question, That clause 60 (the last clause) do stand part of the bill." A simultaneous cheer burst from the ministerial benches, which were very full. It was spiritedly re-echoed from the oppo- sition benches, which, however, were very empty. The Chancellor of the Exchequer rose and bowed to the opposite members. (Cheers.) The clause was put, and upon the Chairman saying, As many as are of this opinion, say aye," the house resounded with cheers. "As many as are of the contrary opinion, say no." One or two voices feebly uttered "No." "I think the ayes have it." (Loud laughter, succeeded by cheers.) The bill then passed the committee. Two other clauses were then proposed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the one enacting that the list of voters should be printed and sold at a cheap rate in every district; the other, that the justices of the peace in the neighbourhood of Shoreham and Cricklade should have the power of dividing those places into convenient districts, so that the poll should be conveniently taken. Both clauses were agreed to, after some desultory con- versation. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, there now remained one clause to be, disposed of (hear, hear); he alluded to the money clause, which related to the payment of barristers. He could not bring that clause before the committee until to-morrow. The house then resumed, the Chairman reported progress, and obtained leave to sit again to-morrow. The other orders of the day having been disposed of, the house adjourned at two o'clock. THURSDAY, SEPT. 8,CollJnel Evans presented a petition from inhabitants of Westminster, complaining of the injury sus- tained by this country in its commerce with Germany, in con- sequence of the war carried on by Russia against the Poles. After several ether petitions had been presented, the house went into committee on the reform bill. Lord Althorp moved the clause enacting that the sum of C,5 per diem be paid to each barrister while employed under this act, which, on the suggestion of Mr. Campbell (who stated that pounds had been long unknown in Westminster Hall), was altered to guineas, and the clause, thus amended, was agreed to. Lord G. Somerset moved that the boroughs and parishes of Monmouth, Chepstow, and Usk, should in future return one member to parliament. He grounded his motion on the facts that the county of Monmouth would not return under the bill its due share of representatives, as compared with the counties with which it was more than equal in population-in amount of assessed taxes paid to the revenue-and in the amount of its bona fide constituency. If, for example, he took three counties in the north of England-the three counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, and Durham-and compared them with the counties of Monmouth, Glamorgan, and Brecon, in Wales, he would find that while the former returned one member for 19,400 of the inhabitants, the representation of the latter was one to 23,400. Then the constituency of Monmouth, Chepstow, and Usk, was upwards of 600 £ 10 householders, while that of more than fifteen towns in the. bill, to return one member, was not on the average 500 while, in addition, the average of the assessed taxes far exceeded the average of those fifteen towns. This motion was opposed by Lord John Russell, and negatived, as was also another clause moved by Lord G. Somerset, for the purpose of giving one member to the district of Abergavenny and JN ewport. Mr. Hunt proposed a clause against the interference of peers either directly or indirectly in elections, which was only sup- ported by himself, and was negatived. The preamble was then agreed to, and Lord J. Russell moved that the Chairman report the bill with its amendments to the house, which was carried amidst loud cheers. The house resumed, and Mr. Bernal hav- ing p-esented the report, it was received and ordered to be printed, and to be taken into further consideration on Tuesday next. Mr. Hughes withdrew his notice of motion repecting the inexpediency of diminishing the members of the house. The house went into committee on the wine dutits bill. Lurd Althorp proposed that the duty on Cape wines should be 2s 9d till 1833, and afterwards 3s. After some conversation the clause was agreed to.-Adjourned.

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