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110 U S E O F C O M M O N S, W E D N ES D A Y, J UL v i 3. (Cunt'^dfrmn our lust.) ) Cutmcn EXTENSION.âMr. HAWKS wished to know if it was the intention of government to support the propo- sition for church extension, of which notice had been given by the member for Oxford. Sir ROIJKRT PI:EL stated that he had no intention of sanctioning any grant of the public money for such purpose. THE SI ITLIES.âThe House then resolved into a com- mittee of supply, and the following, amongst other grants. were voted:- .L;n, 1 1(J for the British Musnm. £106,OSS for repairs of public buildings, &c. ¡ X105,000 fur the works at the new Houses of Parliament. X19,326 for the completion and fittings of the model prison. £ <5'2,30o for salaries and expenses of the two Houses of Parliament. Mr. HeME objected that no items were furnished far the sum of £ 21,000 required for the House of Lords, and divided the committee on an amendment to deduct that sum from the vote. The numbers were-For the amend- ment, 23 against it, 90 majority, 67. After some observations in favour of reduction by Mr. Hutt, Mr. HCME moved another amendment for reducing the vote to £ 12.000, but no uivision took place, aud the orisinal item passed. The remainder of the sitting was occupied in discussing various other grants, including the expenses of the poor law commission, the consular establishment in China, See. which were ultimately voted, and the House resumed. Sir CIIARI.ES DOURLAS obtained leave to bring in a bill to compensate certain parties in the counties of War- wick and Lancashire, for their losses occasioned by the in- corporation of the boroughs of Manchester, Birmingham, and Bulton. The other orders of the day were disposed of, aud the House I THURSDAY, JULY It Mr. MUNTZ gave notice that he would, early in the next session, move for a select committee to inquire whether the existing distress had not been created by the unnatural state of the monetary system and the corn laws. Sir Robert Peel obtained leave to bring in a bill to con- tinue the act for the trial of controverted elections to the end of the next session of Parliament. Mr. HUME called the attention of the House to the re- port of the select eoramittee on national monuments, made in Ittne, Is11. nnd moved an address to the Queen, pray- ing that directions might he given to the trustees of the British Museum, and the National Gallery, to the autho- rities having charge of the armouries and jewels in the Tower, to the commissioners of Greenwich Hospital, and to all other persons having the management or directions flf public edifices and cathedrals, for the adoption of those facilities and improvements reeommendfd-in the repoi t of the select committee an national monuments. A debate ensued with the nature of which Mr. HUME expressed him- self satisfied, and, in compliance with the wish of the House, withdrew his motion. CUURCH RATES. Sir JOHN EASTHOPE upon the request of Sir Robert Peel, consented to withdraw for the present his motion for returns of the amount and applica- tiun of every church rate in every parish for the last three years. NAV-NL. I"RI)MOTION-lir. HUME moved for certain returns relative to naval promotions, of which he had given notice. Sir G. COCKBUR-, objected to the production in the shape required, and the House dividedâFor the motion, 23 against it, 98 majority, 76. The House resolved itself into a committee on the stamps and assessed taxes, and the resolutions having been agreed to, resumed and adjourned at two o'clock. FRIDAY, JULY 15. Petitions were presented from the shopkeepers of Man- chester complaining of the loss of their tradeâagainst further grants to the college of Maynoothâin favour of the AHirmation Bill-and for the abolition of the tolls on the metropolitan bridges. Upon the motion of Mr. GLADSTONE, leave was given to bring in 11 k bill to amend the law relating to the Customs Act." SUI'PLY.âThe House then resolved into a committee of supply. Upon proposing a vote of C39,200 for secret service money, Mr. WILLIAMS objected to any grant for home secret service, as there was a general impression that at least a portion of it was devoted to electioneering purposes. He moved that the grant be reduced by £ 20,000. Sir JAMES GRAIIAM denied that any portion of the grant was applied to election purposes. Lord PALMF.RSTO.N corroborated the statement of the right lion, baionct. The committee then divided- Fur the amendment, 13; against it, 117 majority, 101. Upon a vote of £ 13,215, for the ecclesiastical establish- ments in the British North American colonies, Mr. HUME proposed to reduce the amount to X,74 13s. id. The committee again divided, and the numbers were- For the amendment, 25 against it, ¡:H majority, 106. The other items were then voted, the House resumed, and adjourned at three o'clock.