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COMMONS, FRIDAY, APRIL 2.

CIVIL SERVICE ESTIMATES—Question, Mr. Neville-Grenville; Answer, Mr.

Ayrton

OFFICIAL SALARIES-Question, Mr. White; Answer, Mr. Gladstone
PRESERVATION OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS Question, Sir Harry Verney ;

Answer, Mr. Layard

COMMUNICATION ON RAILWAYS Question, Mr. Palmer ; Answer, Mr.

Bright

ABYSSINIAN EXPEDITION—Question, Viscount Enfield ; Answer, Mr. Childers

CONSOLIDATION OF THE STAMP Acts-Question, Mr. Crawford ; Answer, The

Chancellor of the Exchequer

FENIANISM IN AUSTRALIA – Question, Mr. Newdegate ; Answer, Mr.

Monsell

SUPPLY-Order for Committee read ; Motion made, and Question proposed,

"That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair :"
CIVIL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS — Observations, Mr. Buxton; Reply, Mr.

Disraeli:-Short debate thereon
NAVY--AFRICAN SQUADRON — Question, Observations, Mr. J. Lowther ;

Reply, Mr. Childers :—Short debate thereon

NAVY-DOCKYARD DISTRESS—Question, Sir James Elphinstone ; Answer,

Mr. Childers

IRELAND COLLEGE OF MAYNOOTH - Observations, Mr. Newdegate ;

Reply, Mr. Chichester Fortescue, Mr. Ayrton
NAVY CONTRACTS-Observations, Mr. Muntz

Main Question, “ That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair," put, and

agreed to.

SUPPLY-NAVY ESTIMATES—considered in Committee

(In the Committee.)

(1.) Motion made, and Question proposed, “ That a suin, not exceeding £168,704, be

granted to Her Majesty, to defray the Salaries of the Officers and the Contingent Ex-
penses of the Admiralty Office, which will come in course of payment during the year
ending on the 31st day of March 1870"
Whereupon, Motion made, and Question proposed, “ That a sum, not exceeding
£168,204, &c.,"-(Sir James Elphinstone :) – After debate, Motion, by leave, with-

drawn :-Original Question put, and agreed to.
(2.) £224,073, Coast Guard Service, Royal Naval Coast Volunteers, and Royal Naval

Reserve.-After short debate, Vote agreed to
(3.) £62,820, Scientific Branch.
(4.) Motion made, and Question proposed, “That a sum, not exceeding £1,086,004, be

granted to Her Majesty, to defray the Salaries of the Officers and the Contingent Ex-
penses of Her Majesty's Dockyards and Naval Yards at Ilome and Abroad, which will
come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March 1870"
Whereupon Motior, made, and Question proposed, “That a sum, not exceeding £1,056,004,
&c,"-(Mr. Corry :)- After debate, Question put :- The Committee divided ; Ayes 46,

Noes 122: Majority 67:- Original Question put, and agreed to.

Resolutions to be reported upon Monday next; Committee to sit again

upon Monday next.

ENDOWED SCHOOLS BILL-SELECT COMMITTEE-

Moved, " That the Select Committee do consist of Twenty-two Members,"

-(Mr. Crawford :)—After short debate, Motion agreed to : -Select Com-

mittee to consist of Twenty-two Members :-Mr. Alderman Lawrence

added

Mored, That the Select Committee do consist of Twenty-three Members,"

-(Mr. James Louther :)-After short debate, Question put, and

:

LORDS, MONDAY, APRIL 5.

130

Governor General of India Bill (No. 16)-

House in Committee (according to Order)
After short time spent therein, further Amendments made; The Report

thereof to be received on Thursday next.
CHINA-MISSIONARIES AND GUNBOATS IN FORMOSA-Question, Observations,

The Duke of Somerset ; Reply, The Earl of Clarendon :—Short debate

thereon
MARRIAGE LAW COMMISSION REPORT Question, Observations, Lord

Chelmsford; Reply, The Lord Chancellor

Tenure (Ireland) Bill [A.L.)Presented (The Marquess of Clanricarde) ; read 1*

(No. 36)

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Post OFFICE—COMMUNICATION WITH AUSTRALIA—Question, Mr. Young ;

Answer, Mr. Monsell
COPYHOLD, INCLOSURE, AND CHARITY COMMISSIONS—Question, Mr. Goldney;

Answer, The Chancellor of the Exchequer

Bankruptcy Bill (Bill 50]—

Order for Second Reading read

After debate, Bill read a second time, and committed for Monday

19th April.

Imprisonment for Debt Bill (Bill 61),

Order for Second Reading read

After short debate, Bill read a second time, and committed for Monday

19th April

SUPPLY-NAVY ESTIMATES—considered in Committee

(In the Committee.)

(1.) £80,671, Victualling Yards and Transport Establishments at Home and Abroad.-

After short debate, Vote agreed to

(2.) £54,757, Medical Establishments at Ilome and abroad.-After short debate, Vote

agreed to

(3.) £16,566, Marine Divisions.-After short debate, Vote agreed to

(4.) £801,572, Naval Stores.-After short debate, Vote agreed to

(5.) £767,070, Steam Machinery and Ships built by Contract.- After debate, Vote

agreed to

(6.) £749,816, New Works, Buildings, Machinery, and Repairs.-After short debate,

Vote agreed to

(7.) £79,300, Medicines and Medical Stores.

(8.) £18,144, Martial Law.

(9.) £120,650, Miscellaneous Services.
(10.) £723,331, Half Pay, &c.—After short debate, Vote agreed to
(11.) £569,728, Military Pensions and Allowances,
(12.) £222,566, Civil Pensions and Allowances.
(13.) £316,348, Freight, &c. (Army Department).
Resolutions to be reported To-morrow; Committee to sit again upon

Wednesday.

181

LORDS, TUESDAY, APRIL 6.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ACT AMENDMENT BILL, 1867—Notice (The Duke of

Argyll)

Habitual Criminals Bill (No. 32)-

Amendments reported (according to Order)

After debate, further Amendments made :-Bill to be read 34 on Thurs-

day next; and to be printed, as amended. (No. 41.)

COMMONS, TUESDAY, APRIL 6.

IRELAND-ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN DUBLIN-Question, Mr. R. Fowler; Answer,

Mr. Chichester Fortescue

230

INDIA—NAWAB OF JUNGERA—Question, Mr. Eykyn ; Answer, Mr. Grant Duff 231

ARMY-EXPENDITURE ON FORTIFICATIONS-Question, Mr. Fawcett; Answer,

Mr. Cardwell

232

Post OFFICE_INLAND POSTAGE ON PRINTED MATTER-RESOLUTION-

Moved, “ That, in the opinion of this House, it is expedient to reduce the rate of Inlan

Postage on printed matter to one halfpenny for two ounces, and that the postage on

newspapers should be likewise reduced to one halfpenny,”- (Mr. Graves)

After short debate, Previous Question put, “That that Question be now

put,"-(Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer :)—The House divided ; Ayes 62,

Noes 229; Majority 167.

PARLIAMENT-HOUSE OF COMMONS ARRANGEMENTS-RESOLUTION-

Moved, " That this House, agreeing in substance with the Report of the Select Committee

of the year 1868 concerning House of Commons Arrangements, recommends the same

for the consideration of Her Majesty's Government,”-(Mr. Headlam)

258

After short debate, Amendment proposed, to leave out the words “ agreeing

in substance with," in order to insert the word “refers," -- (Viscount

Bury,)-instead thereof

278

Question proposed, “That the words proposed to be left out stand part of

the Question."

After further debate, Amendment and Motion, by leave, withdrawn.
FIRE INSURANCES-RESOLUTION- Mored,
“That, in the opinion of this House, the Duty on Fire Insurances should be, at the

earliest opportunity, reduced to 6d. per cent in place of the Duty of 18. 6d. per cent
now charged ; and that such a reduction would have a tendency to improve the Revenue

by inducing the insurance of property now uninsured,”—(Mr. Benry B. Sheridan) 305
After short debate, Debate adjourned till Tuesday next.
IRELAND-LICENSING OF BEERHOUSES-Question, Mr. Kavanagh; Answer,

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IRELAND—MAYNOOTH COLLEGE—Questions, Mr. Newdegate, Mr. Pemberton ;

Answers, Mr. Gladstone

360

CENTRAL ASIA—Observations, Mr. Gladstone; Reply, Mr. Eastwick

362

WAYS AND MEANS—THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT

WAYS AND MEANS considered in Committee.

Financial Statement of The Chancellor of the Exchequer on moving the First

Resolution,

That, towards raising the Supply granted to Her Majesty, the Duty of Customs now

charged on Tea shall continue to be levied and charged on and after the 1st day of

August 1869 until the 1st day of August 1870, on the importation thereof into Great

Britain and Ireland : viz.-Tea

the lb. 08. 6d., 363

After long debate, Motion agreed to.
(2.) Resolved, That it is expedient to amend the Laws relating to the Inland Revenue.

Resolutions to be reported To-morrow; Committee to sit again To-morrow.
Contagious Diseases (Animals) (No. 2) Bill (Bill 38]-

Mored, That the Bill be now read a second time,”—(Mr. W. E. Forster) 434
After short debate, Question put, and agreed to :-Bill read a second time,

and committed for Thursday 22nd April.
Newspapers, &c. Bill— Ordered (Mr. Ayrton, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer); pre-
sented, and read the first time [Bill 66]

450
Sunday and Ragged Schools Bill-Ordered (Mr. Charles Reed, Mr. Bazley, Mr. Graves,
Mr. M*Arthur); presented, and read the first time [Bill 67]

450

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LORDS, FRIDAY, APRIL 9.
IRELAND—SALES OF TITHE RENT CHARGE, Advowsons, &c.—MOTION FOR

RETURNS (The Marquess of Clanricarde)

After short debate, Motion amended, and agreed to.
Life PeeragesBill-
A Bill enabling Peers created for life, under certain limitations and

restrictions, to sit and vote in the House of Lords-- Presented (The Earl

Russell); and, after debate, read 1" (No. 49)

Representative Peers for Scotland and Ireland Bill-

A Bill to amend the Law relating to the Election of Representative Peers

for Scotland and Ireland— Presented (The Earl Grey); and, after short

debate, read 1a (No. 50)

452

COMMONS, FRIDAY, APRIL 9.

POLICE INTERFERENCE—Question, Mr. Eaton ; Answer, Mr. Bruce

477

INDIA-FINANCE—Question, Mr. Mitchell ; Answer, Mr. Grant Duff

478
THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT-ASSESSED Taxes-Question, Mr. Barnett ;
Answer, Mr. Ayrton

478

THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT—THE CORN DUTY-Question, Mr. Macfie ;

Answer, Mr. Gladstone

479

SUPPLY-Order for Committee read; Motion made, and Question proposed,

“That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair :".

CIVIL AND DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENTS-RESOLUTION-

Amendment proposed,

To leave out from the word " That to the end of the Question, in order to add the

words “in the opinion of this House, all appointments to the Civil and Diplomatic

Services ought to be obtained by open competition,"— (Mr. Fawcett,)-instead thereof 480

After short debate, Question put, “ That the words proposed to be left out

stand part of the Question :”—The House divided ; Āyes 281, Noes 30 ;

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