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HOUSE OF COMMONS—TUESDAY, JULY 3. During the morning sitting the house was exclusively occu- pied in committee on the Poor-law (lieland) Bill. Mr. Mackinnon cava notice that on Tuesday, July 17, lie would call the attention ot the house to the raport of the select committee on the removal of Smiihlield maiket. Sir \V. Molesworth moved for an address to her Majesty that she would be graciously pleased to appoint a commission to in- quire into the administration of her Majesty's colonial posses- sions, with a view of removing the causes of colonial complaint, diminishing the cost of colonial government and giving free scope to individual enterprise in the business of colonizing. In support of the motion the hon. baronet made a long elaborate speech. Mr. Hawes objecteo to the motion, as one which, if carried, would be found to be vii tualiy impracticable. j\r. Gladstone suppoited it, detailing at great length his views as to colonial policy. Mr. Labouchere followed in opposition to the motion, Mr. F. Scolt, and Mr. Adderley speaking after wards in its favour. Lord John Russell wound up the debate in opposition to the motion. After a few words in reply from Sir W. Molesworth, The house divided, and the numbers were. For ihe motion 89 Against 163 Majority against it 74 The house shortly afterwards adjourned. The hous shortly afle;wacds adjourned. WEDNESDAY. A new writ was moved for the City of London, by Mr. J. A. Smith, in the room of Baron Rothschild, who has accepted the stewardship of the Chiltern Hundieds. Mr. Biotherton said that we exoended £ 2,000,000 annually in punishing crime, but nothing in its prevention. He attiibuied the increase of crime to the swarms of public-houses throughout the country selling Wine, spirits, bee', 6cc., the consumption of which more than equalled in amount the whole export trade of the kingdom. lie knew from experience that such stimulants could be easily done without, and were, therefore, wholly use- less but while houses were everywhere throughout the country disseminating these causes of crime, it was ulteily fruitless to have education and multiplicity of churches. Sir H. Halford advocated the utility of the separate system, and moved as an amendment that a select committee be ap- pointed to inquire into the prison discipline of England and Wales. After some discussion, in which Mr. Frewen. Mr. Alderman Sidney, Lord Mahon, Mr. B. Denison, Mr. Hariis, Mr. R. Palmer, Sir G. Grey, and other hon. members took part. Mr. C. Pearson withdrew his motion, Sir H. Halford withdrew his amendment. The house then went into committee on the Bankrupt and Insolvent Members Bill, but after a short discussion, Mr. C. ynn said that if the bill should pass, the House of Commons would be placed in a position iuferiot- to that of the House of Lords. He suggested the suspension of the bill, and that a resolution should be passed to the effect that the house would not enforce the privilege of the freedom of its members from arrest for debt. After a short discussion, on the motion of Mr. Law, the house resumed, and the chairman reported progress, in order to give time to Mr. Moffat to frame such a resolution, or otherwise to alter the bill, so as to meet the numerous objections to it. Mr. Spooner moved the second reading 01 the Protection of Women Bill. Mr. Anstey opposed the bill, the common law providing suf- ficiently for the objects in view. He moved that it be read a second time that day three months. After some discussion, in which Mr. Hume, the Attorney General, Mr. Ellis, and other hon. membeis took part. The house divided- ior the amendment 6 Against it 130 -I-I Majority against it 124 a'e ?n the second reading was still proceeding when six 0 clock arrived, and the house adjourned. THURSDAY. IF T VIoU>°«8e observed that all the difficulties in the WAY of the India railway companies were likely soon to be satisfac- torily airanged. 'Ph rCpt0 3 1ues,'0D by Major Blackall, lhe Chancellor of the Exchequei observed that he would on Friday move for an advance to the Athlone and Galway Rail- way Company. The house then went into committee, and the greater portion of the evening was consumed in the discussion of its clauses. Clauses 1 and 2 were agreed to. lhe nouse then resumed the commi tee to sit again on Fri- day at half-past lour o'clock. The other business on the papei was disposed of, and the house adjourned. txt tr FniDAY. r .1 u ume w°uld like to know what the motion for Monday of the honourable member for Buckinghamshire (Mr. Disraeli), as to the state of the nation, was to be but whatever the motion Ih'kf 11 C' 16 ^Ulne) intended to move as an amen m the following ( Much laughter). He telt perfectly certain the honourable gentleman would not be of his way ot ,h,°kln^' (Renewed laughter, amidst which Mr. Disraeli entered the house). Now that the honourable gentleman bad arrived, per- haps he would be good enough to state the precise words of his motion for Monday ? lr. Disraeli was sorry he had to come in at so inopportune a moment as to interrupt the address of the honourable member or Montrose, Hut the exact language of the motion wh.ch he (Mr Disraeli) intended to offer to the consideration of the house had long been printed and placed on the table; and he would be most happy now to hear the amendment 'I'llicil he understood the hon. gentleman intended to move. (A laugh), filr. Hume said the words of the hon. gentleman's motion were only to move for a committee to inquire into the state of the Da- tlDD, and he should therefore move an amendment. MONDAY. After several speakers on unimportant subjects, Mr. Disraeli rose and concluded a long address by moving that the house should resolve itsell into a committee on the state of the nation. The Chancellor of the Exchequer followed in a general ex- position ol the affairs of the country and in deprecation of the motion,theoiherspeakers being Mr. H. Baillie and Mr.Plump- tre in favour of the motion, and Mr. Roebuck against, the debate was adjourned to Tuesday. In ariafter-conversation Mr. Disraeli admitted that the object of his motion was to displace the government; and, although there would be doubtless a majority against him on the present occasion, yet some day—(laughter)—the protectionists would succeed in effecting that object. Some other business of course was transacted; and the house adjourned.