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In the House of Lords, on Tuesday, the Lord Chancellor laid on the table a bill to provide for a revision of the statutes from 1668 to 1770, the period at which a measure of Lord Campbell's had taken up the task. I Several other bills were advanced a stage. The Marquis of Westmeath presented petitions com- plaining of Romish ceremonials in the Church of England; I called attention to certain novel and superstitious cere- monials in several dioceses; and inquired of the right rev. e bishops of those dioceses why these unauthorised cere- monials had bean permitted to take place contrary to the I elamiolls of the clergy not to use any other Pmrfv those prescribed in the Book of Common tlipntw- Republic services of the church; and called rwnir l Um the Lord Chancellor to an advertisement in 0)1 Thursday, the 14th inst., the offer- in ™ n Holborn, and twenty other churches T?no-iiqh ('in,^v(irer^0 be devoted to what is called "The £ 35Uruon Defence Fund," that is, a fund for if 0ited before the coarts of iaw on orifhnHttP*Practices considered by the ecclesias- wi an n n r lUe^aI J and inquired of his lordship *°t be" cuSS ""Ho™ The Earl of Longford said that the right rev. prelates had exercised a wise discretion m staying away, and he wished he had done so also. The Lord Chancellor declined to answer a quegtioil on a subject on which he miBht have to decide judicially. The subject!hen dropped. The House adjourned at a quarter to eight o'clock. In the House of Commons, a long■ discussioa took place on the consideration or the Gaslight and Coke Company Bill, by which it is proposed to erect gas works in the vicinity of Victoria-park. On a division the bill was carried by 169 to 138. Mr. H. Vivian moved for a commission to investigate the probable quantity of coal contained in the coal-fields of Great Britain, and to report on the quantity of such coal I which may reasonably be expected to be available for use. The hon. gentleman at length, in detail, and with consider- able statistical statement, argued out a proposition he laid down, that there was an ample supply of coal in this country for many generations to come.. 1 f Mr. Liddell seconded the motion. f Mir. M. Torrens moved as an amendment that a special re- port as tothe extent, quality, and cost of working coal in the United Kingdom be directed to be made by the persons | charged with the conduct of the geological survey, and that the same be laid before Parliament with the least possible I delay. He advocated strongly an inquiry, which would have the effect of settling men's minds on this important subject. Sir. G. Grey said the Government were prepared to ac- knowledge the importance of the question by granting the j inquiry which was sought. It would be inconvenient to [ withdraw a large number of the staff of the geological survey | from their special pursuit in order to take up the proposed inquiry; and it was thought best to associate some of the 'I members of that body with other scientific and practical men in a commission which would be issued. I Sir R. Peel, Sir G. Bowyer, and'Mr. Samuelson spoke in approval of'the commission. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said though he believed that no commission could lead up to certainty on the subject of the duration of our coal supply, yet it would inevitably furnish evidence which ought to be obtained, and this,, he thought, could best be obtained by a, mixture of the scientific and ordinary elements in the commission. The motion was agreed to. Sir C. O'Loghlen obtained leave to bring in a bill to regu- late and ituprova the tenure of land in Ireland between landlord and tenant, by introducing a system of leases in place of the existing tenancies from year to year. The other business was disposed of, and the House adjourned at ten- minutes past one o'clock.

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