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OF CONTENTS

VOLUME CLXXIX.

3 Hansard, vol. 179

LORDS, TUESDAY, MAY 9.

Marriages (Lambourne) Bill (No. 83.)

After short debate, Bill read 2", and committed to a Committee of the Whole

House on Friday next.

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Union Officers (Ireland) Superannuation Bill (No. 52)—

Mored, “ That the Bill be now read 24,"'-(The Lord Steward)

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Amendment moved, to leave out (now") and insert (“this Day Six

Months.”)–(The Earl of Donoughmore)

On Question, That (" now”) stand part of the Motion ? their Lordships

divided ; Contents 73, Not-Contents 46; Majority 27.–List of Contents

and Not-Contents

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Bill read 2" accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House

on Thursday next.

LEONARD EDMUNDS, Esq.—Passage from the Report from the Select Committee

on the Resignation by Mr. Edmunds of certain Offices, and on the Pension

granted to him by this House, read,-(Lord Redesdale)

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Resolutions moved thereon-

1. That the Petition of Mr. Edmunds, stating that after having served the Ilouse Seven-

teen Years as Reading Clerk and Clerk of the Private Committees he desired to retire,

and praying the House to grant him such Allowance as to their Lordships may seem fit,

having been presented on Tuesday the 14th February by The Lord Chancellor without

any Comment being made thereon by bim or any oth Member of the Government

present on that Occasion, and referred to the Select Committee on the Office of Clerk

of the Parliaments without any special Order or Instruction in relation thereto, that

Committee, when they met on Thursday the 16th February (Mr. Edmund's Resignation

having been already accepted by the House), had no Question to determine on the

Petition so referred to them but the Amount of retiring Pension, to which he was

entitled, and would have exceeded their Duty if without special Instruction from the

House they had proceeded to inquire into his Conduct in any Matter unconnected with

his Duties in this House.

2. That the Report having been presented on Friday the 17th February, was Ordered to

be laid on the Table, and was not agreed to until Friday the 24th February, whereby

sufficient “ Delay was interposed before the Question was finally disposed of in favour of

the Pension” for any Lord" acquainted with Circumstances which ought to have been

known to the House before the Report was adopted to have brought the same under

the Consideration of the House, Lord Redesdale)

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After long debate, previous Question put, Whether the said Question shall

be now put?-(The Earl of Derby)-Resolved in the Negative.

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3 Hansard, vol. 179
LEONARD EDMUNDS, Esq.-Petition of Leonard Edmunds—
“For postponement to a reasonable Time of the Motion to rescind the Resolution of the

House of the 24th February agreeing to the Report of the Committee on the Office of
the Clerk of the Parliaments and Office of Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod made
on the 17th February, so far as relates to the Recommendation of the said Committee
that a retiring Provision of £800 per Annum should be allowed to the Petitioner, and
to be heard by Counsel and Agents at the Bar of this House, or before the Parliament

Office Committee, or any other Committee in support of the said Resolution.”

Presented by Lord Wynford; and, after short debate, Ordered to lie on the

Table

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RAILWAYS-GUARDS AND PASSENGERS COMMUNICATION

Motion made, and Question proposed,

That it is the opinion of this Elouse, that the safety of the Public requires that, pending

the Report of the Royal Commission, some immediate provision should be made for com-
pelling Railway Companies to make arrangements for establishing a proper communica-
tion between Guards and Passengers,"—(Sir William Gallwey)

After debate, Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Mines Select Committee appointed,

“To inquire into the operation of the Act for the regulation and inspection of Mines, and

into the complaints contained in Petitions from Miners in Great Britain with reference

thereto, which have been presented to the House during the present Session."-(Mr.

Ayrton)

List of the Committee

Local Government Supplemental (No. 4) Bill -(Mr. Baring) - ordered ; read 1°.

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COMMONS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 10.

Church Rates Commutation Bill (Bill 35)-

Motion made, and Question proposed, “ That the Bill be now read a second

time," --(Mr. Newdegate)

Amendment proposed, to leave out the word “now," and at the end of the

Question to add the words " upon this day six months, "-(Sir C. Douglas)
Question proposed, “That the word 'now' stand part of the Question.”
After long debate, Question put :-the House divided ; Ages 42, Noes 126;

Majority 84 :-Words added :-Main Question, as amended, put, and

agreed to :-Bill put off for six months :-Division List, Ayes and Noes 96

County Voters Registration Bill (Bill 59)

Moved, “That it be an Instruction to the Committee, that they have power

to extend the provisions of the Bill relating to the powers and duties of

revising barristers to the case of registration in cities and boroughs," -

(Mr. Hunt)

98

Motion agreed to:--Bill considered in Committee.

After debate, Bill reported; as amended, to be considered on Monday next,

and to be printed. (Bill 135.]

Theatres, &c., Bill (Bill 64]-

Order for Second Reading read; but it being a quarter before Six o'clock;

Second Reading deferred till Tomorrow.

Metropolitan Toll Bridges Bill—[Bill 47]—Committee nominated (see p. 1060.)

County of Sussex Bill-(Mr. Dodson)--Ordered; read 10. (Bill 138]

105

Smoke Nuisance (Scotland) Acts Amendment Bill — (Mr. William Miller) -

ordered ; read 10. (Bill 139]

106

Ecclesiastical Leasing Act (1858) Amendment Bill - (Mr. Walpole) - ordered ;

read 1°. (Bill 140]

106

LORDS, THURSDAY, MAY 11.
County Courts Equitable Jurisdiction Bill (No. 98)-

Mored, That the Bill be now read 3*.—(The Lord Chancellor)
After debate, Motion agreed to:—Bill read 38 accordingly, and passed, and

sent to the Commons.
THE IMPERIAL Gas COMPANY'S WORKS AT CHELSEA — Observations, The Bishop of

London ; Reply, Lord Ravensworth

Companies Workmens' Education Bill (1.L.) - presented (The Lord Archbishop of

York);-and read 14. (No. 102)

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