Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

14 articles on this Page

" IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. --

News
Cite
Share

IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. In the House of Lords, on Thursday, a number of bills were advanced a stage, after comparatively brief discus- <The Dockyards Extension Bill, the Local Government Supplemental (No. 4) Bill, and the Drainage and Improve- ment of Lands (Ireland) Amendment Bill were read a S6Thef Partnership Amendment Bill, the Militia Ballots Suspension Bill, and the Militia Pay Bill passed through C°Thf Mortgage Debentures Bill was referred to a select committee. The House then adjourned. In the House mf Commons, on going into committee on Cai?d^ade'some general observations on the malt duty as it affects the interests of agriculture by offering obstruction to the barley crop, which is the least exhaustive of any crop to the land, and which contributes to the in- crease of live stock, and goes direct to the supply and the price of meat, which had increased, and at the rate of one penny a pound it amounted to ten millions a year. Sir F. Kelly and Mr. Pugh having made some observations on the general policy of a malt-tax, The Chancellor of the Exchequer denied that the Govern- ment were responsible for keeping on the malt-tax; it was the fiscal necessity of the country which required its main- tenance; and it would depend on wise public economy and the extension of the trade and commerce of the country whether this impost should be removed. Further brief discussion ensued. The bill, the object of which is to allow malt to be taxed by weight instead of measure, was taken in committee, and passed through that stage. The Sugar Duties Drawbacks Bill passed through com- mittee. The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved the second read- ing of the Comptroller of the Exchequer and Public Audit Bill.. Lord R. Montagu objected to bringing forward a measure of so much importance at this time of the session and of the Parliament, and moved the rejection of the bill. Sir G. Bowyer seconded the amendment. After a debate, in which doubts were expressed whether a final measure on this matter should be carried by Sir • Baring, Sir S. Northcote, and Mr. Henley, the bill was read a second time. „„„ The Inland Revenue Bill having passed through com- mThe'House next resolved itself into committee on the Law of Evidence Bill, the object of which is to extend the principle of parties to suits being competent witnesses in cases to which that principle does not now apply; such as divorce, seduction, and breach of promise of marriage. On the first two clauses having been negatived, Sir F. Kelly, who had charge of the bill, withdrew it. The Constabulary Force (Ireland) Act Amendment Bill was read a third time and passed. The adjourned debate on the motion tor lesive to bring* in a bill to continue the Peace Preservation (Ireland) Act was resumed by Mr. Blake, who opposed its introduction. He was followed by several Irish members in a like sense; and by Sir R. Peel in defence of the bill. On a division, the motion was carried by 135 to 43, and leave given. i The Roman Catholic Oath Bill was read a third time and passed. The House then adjourned.

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

SHE NEVER TOLD HER LOVE.

[No title]

RATHER ELEVATED.I

SINGULAR ACTION FOR FALSE…

THE ALLEGED HOMICIDE AT STEPNEY.|

Ianh Q1:.aUHttY 'J]jarkds.

[No title]

[No title]