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HOUSE OF LORDS, THURSDAY,…

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SALARIES OF MINISTERS.

I NCUMBERED ESTATES (IRELAND)…

CORRUPT PRACTICES AT ELECTIONS…

CHURCH SITES (SCOTLAND) BILL,

.METROPOLITAN SEWERS.

HOUSE OF LORDS, FRIDAY, JULY…

HOUSE OF COMMONS, FRIDAY,…

THE SUGAR BILL.

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THE SUGAR BILL. After some other business, the House went into committee on the Sugar-duties bill, when a long discussion took place upon the alleged blunders and inaccuracies in the schedule of duties. Ultimately, the bill passed the committee pro forma,, and was ordered to be reprinted. On the order for going into a Committee of Supply, Mr. Keogh, in a very able speech, moved for a select committee to inquire into the law and practice of striking juries in criminal cases in Ireland, with special reference to the recent cases of Mr. Smith O'Brien, Mr. Meagher, and Mr. Mitchell. The honourable and learned gentleman made out a strong case of unfairness and injus- tice in those instances and he proceeded to arraign the conduct of Ministers for the non-fulfilment of all their professions when in opposition, and of their promises of remedial measures since they had been in office; calling upon them to do something, before the end of the session, to recover the vantage ground from which they had retired. Sir George Grey commenced his reply with an acrimonious attack upon the honourable and learned member, which appears to be neither warranted by facts, nor, if the facts had been well founded, would they have been decent or becoming a minister of the Crown. Mr. Keogh repudiated all the charges, and re- criminated and the debate assumed the character of an angry personal altercation, in which the subject of the debate was lost sight of. At two o'clock the debate was adjourned till Saturday and, at half-past two, the House adjourned till noon. ■

HOUSE OF COMMONS, SATURDAY,…

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