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COMMENCING WITH THE ACCESSION OF
WILLIAM I V.
11° VICTOR I Æ, 1847-1848.
COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM
THE THIRD TO THE TWENTY-EIGHTH
DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1848.
Second Volume of the session.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR MR. HANSARD,
BY G. WOODFALL AND SON, ANGEL COURT, SKINNER STREET;
LONGMAN AND CO.; C. DOLMAN; J. RODWELL; J. BOOTH; IIATCHARD AND SON;
J. RIDGWAY; CALKIN AND BUDD; J. BIGG AND SON; J. BAIN; J. M. RICHARD-
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. SUBJECTS OF DEBATE IN THE HOUSE of Lords.
1. SUBJECTS or DEBATE IN THE House of Lords.
Feb. 7. Diplomatic Relations with the Court of Rome Bill — The First
The West Indies— Presentation of Four Petitions and Statement
by Lord Stanley relative to the Condition of the West Indian
Interest--Petitions laid on the Table
8. National Defences-Motion of Lord Colchester for the Production
Relations with Rome Notice of Motion by the Earl of
10. Irish Poor Laws-Motion of Earl Fitzwilliam for the Production
of Papers-Motion agreed to ...
11. Audit of Railway Accounts Bill-The Second Reading of the
15. Statute of Præmunire_Election and Consecration of Bishops-
Presentation of a Petition by the Bishop of Exeter, and Motion
bate thereon-Motion agreed to
quess of Lansdowne, " That the Bill be read a Second Time"
- Amendment of the Duke of Newcastle, “ That the Bill be
read a Second Time that day Six Months”-Resolved in the
Affirmative, that the word "now" stand part of the Motion-
The Second Reading of the Bill
Feb. 18. Diplomatic Relations, Court of Rome, Bill.—On the Motion of
the Marquess of Lansdowne, the House went into Committee
21. Diplomatic Relations, Court of Rome, Bill— Motion of the Mar-
quess of Lansdowne, " That the Report on the Diplomatic Re-
lations, Court of Rome, Bill be received,”—and an Amend-
ment, to define the Object of the Measure to be, “ To establish
Diplomatic Relations with the Court of Rome,” in order to obviate
the use of the words *Ambassador,' Minister,' &c.-Motion
Poor Law (Ireland)—Presentation of a Petition by Earl Fitz-
22. The Slave Trade-Motion of the Earl of Aberdeen for the Pro-
duction of Papers—Motion agreed to
24. The United Irishman-Question and Explanation
Incumbered Estates (Ireland) Bill—The Second Reading of the
25. The Navigation Laws—Motion of the Earl of Hardwicke, “For
the Appointment of a Select Committee to Inquire into the
State and Policy of the Navigation Laws”—Motion agreed to... 1313
28. Diplomatic Relations, Court of Rome, Bill—The Third Reading
II. SUBJECTS OF DEBATE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Feb. 3. The National Defences--Question...
The Navigation Laws-Question ...
Incumbered Estates (Ireland)--Question
The Law relating to Magistrates—Motion of the Attorney Ge-
neral for Leave to bring in a Bill—Leave given
Sugar and Coffee Plantations--Motion of Lord G. Bentinck,
That a Select Committee be appointed to Inquire into the
Feb. 4. Election Petitions--On Question, " That the Order of the Day for
resuming the Adjourned Debate be read"--Question of Mr. B.
Cochrane, and Explanation of Sir G. Grey
Poor Law Administration in Ireland—Qusetion
Sugar and Coffee Plantations--Order of the Day for resuming
the Adjourned Debate on Lord G. Bentinck's Motion relative to
the West Indian Interest, read-Motion agreed to
Distilling from Molasses—House in Committee Resolution moved
by the Chancellor of the Exchequer permitting the use of
Sugar and Molasses in Distilleries, agreed to—House resumed
7. Relief of the Poor (Ireland) - Question and Explanation
Disabilities of the Jews-Motion of Lord J. Russell, “ That the
Jewish Disabilities Bill be read a Second Time”-Amendment
of Mr. Stafford, “ That the Bill be read a Second Time that
day Six Months”-Debate adjourned
8. Sale of Spirits in Canteens-Question
Irish Registration Bill ---Question
Privileges of Queen's Counsel--Buron v. Denman-Question and
The New Houses of Parliament-Questions
Foreign Policy-Statement of Mr. C. Anstey relative to the Fo-
reign Policy of the Government--House Counted out
The State of Ireland-Question of Mr. P. Scrope, and Debate
Epiphany Quarter Sessions Bill— Motion of Mr. Packe for the
Second Reading of the Bill—Motion and Bill withdrawn ... 327
New Zealand Government Bill-Order of the Day for going into
Committee on the Bill, read-Amendment of Mr. C. Anstey,
“That the House go into Committee on the Bill that day
Week”-Amendment not Seconded—House went into Commit-
tee pro formá, and resumed-Committee to sit again
Prison Discipline - The Separate System-Motion of Lord
Nugent for Leave to bring in a Bill—Motion negatived
Sanitary Regulations-Motion of Viscount Morpeth for Leave to
bring in a Bill-Motion agreed to-- The First Reading of the
Amendment of the Poor Removal Bill--Motion of Mr. Baines
for Leave to bring in a Bill -- Motion agreed to
Commercial Relations with China— Motion of Mr. Cardwell for
the Production of Papers— Motion agreed to ...
Disabilities of the Jews-Adjourned Debate on Mr. Stafford's
Amendment to the Second Reading of the Jewish Disabilities
Removal Bill — Amendment negatived—Division Lists, &c.-
The Second Reading of the Bill
14. Great Yarmouth Election Report of the Select Committee on
the Great Yarmouth Election brought up and ordered to lie on
the Table-Motion of Mr. Seymer that the Report be printed,
Revenue of the Archbishop of Canterbury-Explanation of Lord