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mlJtri¡d adi¡m\t1\t. HOUSE C)F I,ORI)S-THulISD.Y. The County Courts Equitable Jurisdiction Bill was read a third time and passed. Several other bills were advanced a staee. HOUSE OF COMMONS—THURSDAY. The CHAXCE&LOR of the EXCHEQUER stated, in reply to Air. Hunt, that he could not see his way to quarterly, instead of yearly, the duty on carriages let for hire. In reply to Lord Stanley, Sir C. WOOD said it ?M intended to expend the sum of X l,ooo,ooo (to be ad- vanced by the Indian Government) in estahlishingahe of tcalll tiansports to convey troops to and from India, by the overland route. When not required for this purpose the vessels would be employed by the Admiralty to transport troops elsewhere. Mr. NKATIS asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the State might justly withdraw from banks other than the bank of England the right of issue they now enjoy, without giving them pecuniary complica- tion. The CHANCELLOR, in reply, said that he must be et- cused from answering the question until the Government chose to bring in a bill relating to the subject before the house. On the motion for going into committee on the Union Chargeability Bill, Mr. BEXTIXCK submitted a resolution to facilitate in certain cases the alteration of the limits of existing unions. Nfr. VILLIEHS said the Poor-law Boa:d already had ample power to effect the object of the resolution. The resolution was, however, negatived by 193 votfj to 118.

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