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of Lords, June 16. the Royal assent was given to a number of bills, among which was the ind ( £ 12,000,000) Bill, the Juries and Registra- nt), Customs Duties (Isle of Man) Bill, and .Oan Bill. The Commissioners were Viscount rd Chancellor, and the Duke of St. Albans. Law Amendment Bill and the Fairs Bill with amendments. inquired upon what grounds the annual fused to men of the Militia Reserve who 1, and whose term of service did not expire sining of 1873? roe, referring to some memorandums of the the subject, replied that the annual instal- reserve bounty, to which those men were been withheld. ge and Lord Strathnalrn thought that the of the War Office on the subject ought to n up in less ambiguous terms. ord Deltwarr. Lord Halifax stated that, con- Bat voluntary exertions made in the cause of as not intended to enforce "he establishment Is everywhere throughout the country. mere annouocea that on the occasion of the s visit to Bpi head it was int nded to have an er than a review of the Fleet, and that tickets In to any Peers intimating a desire to be ien adjourned. lufie of Commonx, Mr Hinde Palmer gave notice tion to bring in a blil to disqualify clerks in holy acting as magistrates while they hold benefices, amending tue qualification of county magistrates, tters representing the Military and Naval Depart- closely questioned as to the accommodation to to memoers of the House of Commons at the d Portsmouth Reviews. Mr. Cardwell said that the I sent to the Speaker 600 tickets for the stands, cets for the carriage enclosure for the Windsor lr. Goschen stated that, though the Government iverse to following the precedent of the Sultan's account of the expense, and had originally not > make any special provision for the Houses of ytt, seeing the general anxiety, the Admiralty d to set aside one or two steamers at their dis- le accommodation of the Lords and Commons. verle gave notice of his intentioD to move as an t to Mr. Lowe's motion for the approval of the Contract that a Select Committee be appointed "ito the circumstances under which the contract after giving this notice Mr. Bouverie asked set,a^tther h3 tt»s aware that the S'anding Order 'hat^Plieri with in respect to this Contract, which 1 thn I"8 with a copy of the Contrac there sball B gj table of the House the Treasury Minute Mr /?**8 on *hich;the Treasury ha i approved the he o'Jfladstone replied that his attention had been ton*, 8*011—which was purely formal—to accom- Uwl0* with a copy of the Treasury Minute, and >ro £ guided by the decision of the Speaker course to be taken. Tne Speaker being ap- neas Standing Order was clear and decided, m" Minute not having been laid on the (j j* opinion the Contract could not be i0 its present shape. The proper course Mr tiarge ttle Order of the Day for approving the *s n'nt Unc how it came to pass that the tlnnf %PI0duced, and whether the Treasury had Mr. Gladstone replied that the omission TTiti U but no answer was given to the second med nately the Order of the Day for continuing 'onert was discharged, but, though Thursday positive arrangement was made for went into Commltte on the Rating (Lia- • Bill, and resumed the point in Clause 3 Itnhi ^udeclded on Friday—the mode of rating nd « ^kis gave rise to a discussion—exhaustive, °ccssionaliy very contused—which laited for hd « ? irst of all, the Clause was amended so as to hot used for growing saleable underwood, lo ProPosed to add a proviso that the gross Z, £ nd "ball be takeD to be the rent at which in it8 natural and unimproved state, be t > let one year with another lor agri- 'Wposeg Various amendments were proposed in 4. ttle progress was made, that Mr. Stansfeld was d by £ ore than one member for having refused to IUl to a sM«3t Committee, and at half past eight lcl* moved to vort progrtss, thouga he did not was caused by Mr. Percy Windham, who going away before was disposed of, ^v^^idment can be withdrawn except by the has moved it, it was necesa-i^ ^l y it in his abaenje; and IncidentaJ* certain amendments centemplated by M; 5. previous part of the proviso until •Ultimately Mr. Stansfeld carried by J-8 it 5dt^on to the proviso which gives the .Committee the alternative of reckoning the -at the rent for which the land would let wth of the underwood growing thereon. Mr. yi»!) as thus amended was agreed to; and the ho !Len Proceeded to consider the next point in the nl .'ating 0f sporting rights. This matter occupied t fu^ht. a proviso moved by Lord George Caven- rights to be taxed thall be let or reserved to id .1 0ccupiers of the soil, and that the land shall a lower value for agricultural purposes than it heen if such rights had not been reserved, was nega- tili?127- The bill, as introduced, proposes that the shall be taxed when severed frum the occu- .ership of the soil, aud Mr. Stansfeld now moved "*herahip." Thi* *as resisted, butin the end the in^ c«ried tiy 274 to 88. The Committee then until the following day. Agents (Scotland) Bill was considered, and several it been forwarded a stage, the House ad- Quarter to two o'clock.

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