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In the House of Lords, on Monday, on the order for the second reading of the Railway Passengers Act, introduced by Lord St. Leonards, some discussion took place on the responsibilities of the railway companies, in which Lord Granville, Lord Clanricarde, Lord Taunton, and the Dukes of Marlborough and Montrose took part; Lord Granville assured the House that the Government would give the subject its anxious consideration. But, as any hasty legislation was likely to create as many difficul- ties as it removed, he could not give any pledge on the question. Lord St. Leonards then consented to withdraw the bill. Several bills were advanced a stage, the remaining orders were gone through without discussion, and their lordships adjourned at ten minutes before seven o'clock. In the House of Commons, on the order fOr going into a committee of supply, Mr. D. Griffith moved a resolution that it'would be con- venient, under present circumstances, that the Secretary of State for War should be a member of the House of Com- mons. In a speech of considerable length, he urged the great disadvantage to the harmonious co-operation of military authority and constitutional Government which arises from the absence of the Secretary of State for War from that House. The motion was opposed by Lord Palmerston, and after a few remarks by Lord Hartington was negatived. Colonel Punne called attention to the state of the ancient records of Ireland; suggesting that measures should be taken for their publication, as in the case of the records of England and Scotland, « v. Further observations were made by Colonel French ail4 Mr. Scully, and Mr. F. Peel stated the measures which had been taken for the preservation and publication of Irish records. Mr. Hubbard called attention to the treaty recently con- tracted with the German Zollverein, and especially to the clause relating to the export of coals, advocating the impo- sition of an export duty thereon. Mr. Milner Gibson said an export duty on coal had been deliberately given up by Parliament. The subject had been fully discussed when the French treaty was under con- sideration. We were not without compensation from the Zollverein in the reduction of duties and other advantages to the commerce of this country. The House went into a committee of supply, when the estimates for the Post-office Packet Service and the Office of Woods and Forests, and the supplementary estimate for Landguard Point works were agreed to after discussion. The supplementary estimate for the enlargement of the National Gallery was agreed to after a discussion o± some The supplementary estimates for the New Courts of Justice and Offices, and for Greenwich Hospital, were agreed to without discussion. On the report of the Greenwich Hospital Bill, 0 Mr. Childers moved certain amendments of clause lo, to obviate objections in the case of Sir Richard Bromley. Sir J. Pakington, after some strong rema-rks upon the course taken by the Government in relation to the clause, called attention to the particulars of the case of Sir Richard Bromley, contending that he had not had the consideration to which his long services entitled him. The amendment made in the clause to some extent repaired the injustice; but as there was now no object in retaining the clause, he moved tkat it be omitted. After a considerable discussion, the House divided on the question that the clause should stand part of the bill—ayes, 124; noes, 67. The clause was thus agreed to. The second reading of the Peace Preservation Ireland Act (1856) Amendment Bill having been proposed by Sir R. Peel, Mr. Maguire moved an amendment to have it read the second time on that day two months. A division took place —for the amendment, 29; against it, 76. The bill was then read a second time. The other business on the paper was disposed of, and the House adjourned at a quarter past two o'clock.

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