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HOUSE OF COMMONS, THURSDAY, JULY 27. REGIUM DONUM. Mr. Pattison presented a petition from the board of congre- gational ministers residing in and about the cities of Londoll and Westminster, assembling at the Congregational Library, Blomfield-street, Finsbury, praying the House to withhold permanently the Parliamentary grant for the Regium Donum both in England and Ireland. LANDLORD AND TENANT BILL. Mr. II. Herbert asked if the noble lord meant to go on this session with the Landlord and Tenant Bill. Lord J. Russell: I mean to postpone that bill for a fortnight, and, in case of Irish members not attending the House then, I shall not proceed with it. Mr. M. J. O'Connell considered that the noble lord might all well postpone it for six months. It was clear that, whethcr Irish members were obliged to go to Ireland or not, there wz,,4 no chance of proceeding with it this session. CORRUPT PRACTICES AT ELECTIONS BILL. On the motion that the House resolve itself into Committee on the Corrupt Practices at Elections Bill, Colonel Sibthorp observed that this bill, though introduced by the liberal head of a liberal Government, was one of the most illiberal measures ever introduced into Parliament. The Solicitor-General would be ready to discuss with Colo- nel Sibthorp all his objections to this bill in committee, but would reserve his reply till then. After speeches from Mr. Paeke, Mr. R. Palmer, and Mr. Hume, in support of the bill, and a very prolix and tedious speech against it from Mr. C. Anstey, Mr. Hudson declined to vote either way. Mr. Urquhart followed on the same siue with Mr. Anstey. The House then divided, when the numbers were- In favour of going in Committee. 96 Against it 2 Majority 94 The rest of the evening was consumed in discussing the va* rious clauses of the bill. The only interesting feature in the discussion was a smart attack made by Mr. Reynolds on Mr. C. Anstey for absorbing three out of the four hours which the House had wasted on this bill. He declared that, if he could find fifty other Irish mem- bers with equal lungs and obstinacy to assist him, ne should have no doubt of persuading English members very speedily to accede to the repeal of the legislative union in sheer weari- ness and disgust. This led to an angry reply from Mr. Anstey, who ran a muck not only at Mr. Reynolds, but also at Sir W. Somerville, who administered to him a castigation which was received by the House with the loudest cheers. The debate was then adjourned, and the House resumed. The Rum Duties Bill passed through Committee. The Committees on the Sugar Duties Bill, and on the Navi- gation and Registration of Ships and Seamen Bill, were post- poned until .Monday. The Payment of Debts out of Real Estate Bill passed through Committee. The Constabulary Force (Ireland) Bill passed through Com- mittee report on Monday. The Reproductive Loan Fund Institution (Ireland) bill went through Committee. The Juvenile Offenders (Ireland) Bill, the Land-tax Com- missioners' Names Bill, and the Regent's Quadrant Colonnade Bill Wellt through Committee. TheE cl.siasti alH ions and Divisions of Pu "shis( Ireland) Bill was read a third time and passed. On the motion of Lord Morpeth, the Public Health Bill (with the Lords' amendments thereto) was ordered to be re- printed. The other orders of the day were then agreed to, and the House adjourned.

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