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HOUSE OF COMMONS, THURSDAY, JrNE 15. The House met to-day after the Whitsun holidays. THE THEATRES. Mr. Sergeant Talfourd presented a petition from the per- formers of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, complaining of the great increase of foreign actors, and praying that Parliament would take measures to prevent it; also another from a num- ber of ladies and gentlemen connected with the other metropo- litan theatres to the same effect. THE SPANISH AMBASSADOR. Lord J. Russell (in reply to Mr. Bankes) said Mr. Speaker, the dismissal of the Spanish Ambassador from the Court of her Majesty is the result of correspondence between my noble friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and the Spanish Minister. It is not the result of a recall from his own Government (cheers). My noble friend will shortly lay on the table of the House additional papers relating to the dismissal of Sir H. Bulwer, as well as the present dismissal of the Spa- nish Ambassador (hear, hear). BOROUGH OF LEICESTER. Mr. Stafford then moved that the Speaker should issue his warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new writ for the election of members for the borough of Leicester, in the room of Sir Joshua Walmsley and Richard Gardner, Esq., whose election had been determined to be void. After some discussion, during the progress of which Mr. Frewen, whose family had been connected with the borough for some considerable time, gave it as his opinion that it was notoriously one of the most corrupt places in the country, the House divided, and the numbers wereâ For the motion 6 Against it 129-123 PUBLIC HEALTH BILL. This bill was further and finally considered several amend- ments were submitted and eventually withdrawn, a division taking place on one proposed by Capt. Pechell, to the effect that all the words in clause 20, giving plurality of votes accord- ing to extent of property, be omitted. lor the motion 18 Against it BOROUGH ELECTIONS BILL. Sir John Hanmer moved that the House resolve itself into committee on the Borough Elections (No. 2) bill. Col. Sibthorp objected, and intimated his intention of throw- ng every impediment in the way of the bill, of which he could avail himself by the forms of the House. Lord J, Russell hoped that the House would see the priety of passing at once into committee, seeing that the prin- ciple of the bill had already been amply discussed. The first clause for the appointment of commissioners led to a protracted discussion, the committee at length dividingâ For the clause. 108 Againstit. 39-69 The House adjourned at a quarter to one.

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