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FRIDAY.—MARCH 31sT.

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FRIDAY.—MARCH 31sT. 40uax OF LORDS.—A bill brought in to amend TJnion of Benefices Act was read a first time, tJj the bill to sdd £ 10,000 to the Duke of Albany's kj^al allowance, on his marriage, was read a 2 £ fcd time. The Marquis of Lansdowne called Ration to the report of the committee on the fixation of the Irish jury laws, but after some K.cUesion the subject was allowed to drop with- any practical result. Lord Strathnairn, in g attention to what he considered the danger i Channel Tunnel, mixed up with this subject Wjliaaffection in Ireland and the army short I^Ce system. The Earl of Moreley merely stated ^*eply that the Channel Tunnel project was to?the investigation of a scientific committee tolj. just appointed by the Government. On the 0n °f the Earl of Kimberley, the house ad ^led to Thursday, the 20th April, for the Jeer recess t OUaI!: or COMMONS.—The Welshpool and Llan- tjj Railway (abandoned) Bill was read a third 6 and passed. The Lynn and Fakenham Rail- Bill was read a second time on the under- lading that the portion of the scheme affecting W*Mch Cathedral should be modified so as to only a corner of its precincts. Mr Gladstone, in J5.1* to Sir Stafford Northcote, said the army v'^ates would be taken on Monday, the 17th Kr^t, and the navy estimates on Thursday, the and he proposed to make the financial state- let on Monday, the 24th. After that it m ghtbe t(w*eiiient to go on with the procedure resolutions V>^cutively. Replying to Mr J. Cowaa, Mr W. C £ ot8ter said the doors of Kilmainham would be to let Mr Dillon out if he liked to go abroad. the motion to go into committee of supply, Mr V>J^nold moved, as an amendment, that a select lO&ittee should be appointed to inquire into the ^hiistration by the Ecclesiastical Commission *W e property under their control, of which the ia not far short of £ 1,000,000 per annum. C Gladstone expressed his sympathy with Mr V^ol<j>s object, but urged that the time was in- $0*tune for appointing a committee, and after $Te discussion the amendment was withdrawn. &Uff moved that effect should be given without to the recommendations of the report of the C«ng Brand Committee, and whilst the discus- Vf raised by this motion was proceeding the was counted out.

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