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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. In the HQtBE QP Lo.RD.s, June 2i, the Game Laws (Scot- land) Amendment as amende.d in Committee, was reported, and, after a short conversation, the Bill was fixed for a third reading. Thâ{! other business on the paper having been disposed of, tir Lordships adjourned At the Morning Sitting of the HOUSE OF COMMONS com- mittee was resumed on the Supreme Court of Judicature (Ireland) Bill. On the motion that the preamble be post- poned, a discussion ensued on the general object and scope of the Bill. When this had been brought to a close the first five pauses were agreed to without remark but, on reach- ing the sixth, relating to the appointment of Lord Chancellor of Ireland, Mr. Meldon submitted, as an amendment, that the holder of the office should be a member of the Irish bar of ten years' standing. The Attorney-General for Ireland objected to thus restr Ing the appointment, and reminded lIlr. Meldon that Irish- men had filled the office of Lord Chancellor of England, and that its present occupant was an Irishman. The then divided and negatived the amendment by 'iO0' The County Officers and Courts (Ireland) Bill during the remainder of the sitting. Sir C lay, Mr. Serjeant Sherlock, Mr. Meldor pointing out various objections to the form, and in the end it was read a secoi to be referred to a Select Committee. The Roads and Bridges (Scotland) Bill was formA in order that the amendments which have bt, down may be considered, and the East Indian Loan Bill was brought in and read a first time At the Evening Sitting, Mr. Boord had just risen to call attention to certain Departmental Circulars by which the operation of the Superannuation Act Amendment Act, 1873, has been affected, when an unavailing attempt was made to count out the House. In a few minutes afterwards a second motion was made, and only 38 members being present, the House stood adjourned at 20 minutes past nine o'clock.

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