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HOUSE OF COMMONS, JUNE 28. The morning sitting was as usual devoted to the reception of petitions. Extended conversations arose on petitions presented by Sir HEKRYPARNELI from the joint stock banking company at Manchester, com- plaining of their interests being improperly affected by the ministerial plan. At three oVIock the Speaker left the chair. On the house resuming at five o'clock, the Speaker altended by a number of members, proceeded to the House of Lords to hear the RJyal assent declared to several bills. A conference with the lords was afterwards held and Lord ALTHORP reported that their lordships had concurred in the resolutions on the subject of colonial slavery without amendment The noble lord observed, in reply to a question from Mr. O'Connell in reference to the measure respecting Irish tithes, that it was the intention of government to extend the principle of the resolution to lay impropriators. His lordship also stated, in answer to a question from Mr. Hawes relative to church rates in England, that it was under the consideration of government whether the same principle which was proposed to he applied to Ireland for the payment of church-rates should not also be adopted in this country, but the subject was found to be attended with considerable difficulty. Lord ASHLEY postponed the committee 011 the Factories Regulation bill until Friday next, 011 the suggestion of Lord ALTHORP, who said that the re- sui port of the factory commissioners was ready. In the course of the evening the report was presented and ordered to be printed. The house having resolved itself into committee on the I3A ":K CHARTER, Col. TORRENS moved that the consideration of the question he postponed, oil the ground that the committee of last session had not perfected their in- vestigation and he contended that there was ample evidence to prove that the circulation of the country ought not lo be trusted to irresponsible bauk directors Mr. POULETTSCROPE seconded the amendment, attributing the fluctuations in the currency to the monopoly of the bank, which he regarded as a private company, and contending that the regulation of the currency of the nation ought not to depend on the promotion of private interests. Lord ALTHORP objected to the postponement of the question, which would, he thought be much more detrimental than any that might arise from coming" to a decision during the present session. He defended the conduct of the bank directors, and maintained that the publishing of the accounts of the bank, as proposed in the new arrangement, would act as a snfficient check upon them. Mr. M. ATTWOOD supported the amendment, and complained ofthe manner in which ministers proposed to hurry on so important a measure at the close ofthe session, after having postponed the Consideration of most other subjects. The (lapcl of making bank notes a legal tender, he said, would be to lower the standard of value, in direct contradiction of the resolution moved by the noble "lord only two months ago; it would break faith with the joint stock banks; and be the means extending the power and influence of the Bank of England, to the proceedings of which body he attributed the panic of 1825. 0 Sir IL PARNELL also supported the amendment, and contended that the monopoly enjoyed by the bank was injurious to the country. Sir R, PEEL thought the house would be abandon- ing its duty if they consented to postpone the question He supported the first resolution by which the bank charter was proposed to be renewed, as he conceived it to be expedient to have only one bank of issue in London; but he strongly objected to making Bank of England notes a legal tender, as it would have the effect of depreciating the currency, and would alter the soHnd and healthy system of having a paper circu- lation founded on a metallic basis. Lord ALTHORP denied that the proposition would have the effect of depreciating the currency, and con- tended that it would afford a great advantage to country bankers, by obviating the necessity of their keeping a large supply of*gold in their coffers for sudden emergencies. The amendment was supported by Mr. Gisborne, Mr. Richards, and Nli-, Hume; and Major Handley, Mr. Baring, and Sir F. Burdett expressed themselves in favour ot proceeding to settle the question, though they objected to many parts of the proposed measure. I The house then divided, when there appeared— For the ainendment 83 Against it 31(5 Majority 233 The first resolution was then agreed to, the Chair- man reported progress, and the committee is to sit again on Monday. THE NEWSPAPERS AND THE POST OFFICE.. Sir H. PARNELL presented a petition from the London newsvenders and agents, complaining of the interference of the post office clerks, clerks of the road, and postmasters in their trade. They complained that, by the privileges allowed to the clerks of the post office, foreign newspapers were charged double their prime cost abroad that this increased price went into the pockets of those officers, fo the great detriment of the public revenue; that this practice was also allowed in the foreign post office and that the circulation, therefore, of English newspapers wa< very much curtailed, in consequence of which the petitioners suffered very considerably. They ex- pressed great regret at finding that the offers on the part of French post office, to do away with the impe- diments affecting the transmission and cii culation of newspapers between the countries, had not met with that readiness on the part of our government which they had expected, and which .was most desirable. Sir Henry, who had conversed with the I rench post- masler-genetal on the subject, could bear testimony to the truth of this allegation. The cterks of the post office, in addition to other advantages which they possessed, were allowed to put newspapers addressed to their agents or customers into the mail bags up to the moment of their delivery to the mail, while the petitioners were obliged, upon each paper posted after six o'clock, to pay the charge of one halfpenny, and were also subject to total exclusion after half-past seven o'clock. The petition, in which the above statements were more fully detailed, was then read. Sir F. BURDETT supported the prayer of the pe- titioners. Lord ALTHORP said, that ministers had not been able to accede to all the propositions of the French government, but were desirous of going1 as far as was t consistent with the safety of the revenue. As re- garded the privileges of the post office clerks, if they were deprived of thfm, their salaries must be in- creased; s i that the question might be considered a ba.ntKcd one, as far as the revenue was concerned. Mi. LUCKINGIIAM stvonglvadvocated the cause of thf petitioners. S:r H. PARNELL spoke a few words in reply, lie said it was quite clear that the circulation of the papers would very soon bring in a full compensation for any apparent loss of revenue in the first instance. — Adjourned. HOUSE OF LORDS, JULY 1. Lord BELHAVEN presented a peti sioo from the elders and others of the general assembly of Scotland against the government system of education in Ireland. The of ROD EN said he had several similar communications on the same subject. The Earl of HADDINGTON said the resolution on which this petition was founded, passed by a majority of 166 to 65. Lord M ELBOURNE regreited the general assembly had travelled out of the sphere cf their immediate duties to sign this petition. The BIMIOP of EXETER vindicated the general assembly, It was well known that in the schools in Scotland, the parents of Catholic children did not ob- ject to the introduction of the bible as a class book. The Duke of WELLINGTON said that the petition last year from the genera! assembly i;i Scotland, was founded on a misconception of the senlinvnls of the then secretary for Ireland; that the assembly was jus- tified now in expressing its rea! views on the subject. Ordered to lie on the table.