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PARLIAMENT. On HOUSE OF LORDS.—THURSDAY. fIrerandVRm°,,0n **a L°Id ,he Unlaw^ Oaths pi in H WaS read a thir<1 ,'rne and passed. to bv t!ie "promote"s o'fheTchenie°'a'ie' been thJIrfn! Bcvborotigh then intimated that he would on the presenTsession. B'" b* DOt Procecded wi'h during hid'Iiol 'U'imaied that after the explanation which v'leiie wh:'ch "be 'h-?H°f h" H?"Se rela,ive t0 t,,e brf-afh of pri- i,p i brought under thrir Lordship*' notice in lh#> man recomn>l'nd their lordships not to proceed further th<» T' f r' ,c rpmainpd open to him however to prosecute w- "e'ch miKr K 3 ° lck'ow said, that when he suggested that the publisher and reporter of the paper ought to be called To he whU I" T, with the intention of asking them any" w 1 uch might criminate the parties. He should he the last anfnDtl" puni^ individuals for publishing correct reports and nothing could be more unjost than to do so after tflaces' nroeeT" 6 !'P m b'n'' ,10usf's lo enable them to report the proceedings with greater facility. .bIp'M'R IuNATICi-On the motion of Lord Wharncliffe the Pauper Lunat.cs B.ll was read a sec0lld time> rnc,lRp> ha"f^orsaid it would be impossible to proceed further with the b,11 as it stood. Owing to a mis-ake^ it was not the same bill wh.ch had passed the other House. clause had been introduced which it would be necessary to expunge; and the result was that the bill would have to be brought in anew. After some further discussion, the hfll was read a fi-st tnne. and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow. I'Ord Stanley moved the second readin» JarllI,atlnK 'he enclosure of common and witste lands. The Noble Lord, after entering into an explanation that h°hadtSr and riC'ai!s. °f. lhe measure, proceeded to sav that h,. had to express his hope that th-ir Lordships would pass the bill, considering its very great importance^and tbe rigid investigation and discussion it had undergone in the other House of Parliament. 6 lne Earl Fi 1 zhardingeconsidered there were some extraordinarv powers given to Commissioners, with reference to eaclosures already made and as the clause conferring this power .gave authority to the Commissioners to ouen any award, however long that award might have been made, he thought that this clause would create much inconvenience if allowed to remain in its present shape. Lord Stanley said the 151st clause, to which the Noble Lord referred, was inoperative where three-fourths of the flVl" h-"f Hr 08 10 bTTR parties t0 aUV al,era,i°n. time discussion, the bill was then read a second On the motion of Lord Stanley, the Colleges drelanrn Rill was read a third lime and Adjourned ( FRIDAY. Lord Wharncliffe moi,ed the second reading of the Pauper Lunatics Bill. Lord Beaumont opposed the motion, and suggested the nro- priety of referring the Bill to a Select Committee On a division, the motion for the second reading was carried h); a wajority of 16, the numbers being, contents, 27 lion- an!lhpasTeadtC (A"Str*"a) BiU was «ad a third time ther £ iHrdjBouran:dnthe Tab,E WEN; FORWARDED A 9TA=E A»D HOUSE OF COMMONS.—-WEDNESD A.Y Mr. F rench took an opportunity of adverting to the question of privilege mooted 1.1 the House of Lords, and explained tbe circumstances which caused him to attack Lord Brougham as he had done respecting bis conduct in the committee of the House of Lords upon the Dublin and Galway Ilailway Bill. He admitted the correctness of the speech attributed to him. and of which Lord Brougham complliined and, retracting all the personal observations contained in it, regretted that any expressions of his should have given pain to the noble and learned lord. The Chancellor of the Exchequer hoped that hon. members would be more cautious in attacking members of the other house ot Parliament, acting either in their legislative or their judicial capacity. Contrary conduct would only lower the character of the house in the estimation of the public. The adjourned debate on New Zealand was resumed and a protracted discussion ensued, in which Mr. G. Palmer Sir C Napier, Lord Ingestre, Mr. Hawes, Sir K. Peel, Mr. Roebuck and Lord John Russell took part. The house divided on Mr. C. Buller's motion, which was defeated by a majority of 15-5 to 89. THURSDAY. The House then went into committee on the Church Build- ing Acts Amendment Bill, when the various clauses of the bill were, after considerable discussion, agreed to with amendments, the House resumed the report was brought up and ordered to be received to-morrow. The Slave Trade Brazil Bill went through committee, Mr. Mi.ner lubson protesting against the policy of the Govern- ment, on the double ground of its aggravating the evils of the slave trade, and injuring our commerce and trade. Mr. I?. Escott withdrew his Fees (Criminal Courts) Bill upon Sir J. Graham giving notice that he should move on the morrow for leave to bring in a bill to abolish fees in pleading and acquittal of criminal cases. The Earl of Lincoln obtained leave to bring in a bill for the Improvement of the sewerage and drainage of Towns, and populous districts, and for making provision for an ample supply of water, and for otherwise promoting the health and convenience of the inhabitants —Adjourned FRIDAY. In answer to Mr. Shie), it was stated by Sir James Graham KA F N Goverur"ent mtended to propose during next session the following alteration m the Irish Bequests Act-lst to refer any disputes respecting bequests to Roman Catholic priests to their Diocesan, instead of to the Commissioners- 2d, to exempt monastic institutions altogether from the ooera- tion of the Act; 3d to enable tracts of land, of not more than five acres each, to be granted to Roman Catholic priests for glebes, or for the erection of chapels or houses connected with religion. r "uetieu On the motion that the House should go into Committee of Supply, Mr. P. M. Stewart called the attention of the House to the petition of the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, complaining of the refusal of sites for the erection of Churches to the members of that Church. Sir James Graham deplored the events which had occurred, but did not see how it was possible to remedy the evil by legis- lation. b Mr. Hume then rose pursuant to notice to draw the atten- tion of the House to the loss sustained by the public by the circulation of hgbt sovereigns, and suggested that an office should be appointed by the Government to receive light gold at its intrinsic value. This gave rise to a regular currency debate, in the course of which the House was addressed by Mr. Spooner. the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Williams, and Sir H. Peel, after which the House divided, and the mo- tion was negatived by a majority of 30. Mr. Tuffnell, on the motion that the Speaker should leave the Chair, called the attention of the House to the orders issued compelling the sale of lands by the officers in the civil service at Ceylon, and complained of the hardships thus inflicted on them. A short conversation ensued, but ulti- mately the House went into Committee pro forma, and im- mediately afterwards resumed. The other orders of the day were then disposed of and the House adjourned at two o'clock.

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