Thursday, July 18, 1839.
MINUTES.] Bills. Read a first time:—Sale of Spirits (Ireland); Jurors and Juries (Ireland); Sheep Stealers (Ireland); Postage Duties; Assaults (Ireland); Excise Licenses.—Read a second time:—Highways; New South Wales; Unlawful Oaths (Ireland).—Read a third time:—Registers of Births.
Petitions presented. By Mr. Leader, from St. Clement Danes, against the Collection of Rates Bill.—By Mr. John O'Connell, from places in Kerry, in favour of the Irish Municipal Reform Bill; and against the renewal of the Bank of Ireland Charter.—By Mr. Lockhart, foam Argyle, and Lanark, for Church Extension in Scotland.—By Mr. B. Smith, from Norwich, in favour of the Government plan for National Education.—By an hon. Member, from the Leicester Union, against the Continuance of the Poor-law Commission Bill.—By Sir G. Grey, Colonel Sawley, Viscount Powerscourt, Sir B. Hall, Mr. Baines, Mr. Divett, and Mr. Turner, from a great number of places, for a Uniform Penny Postage, but against Stamped Envelopes—By Mr. Barnard, from Deptford, against the Collection of Rates.—By Mr. F. Maule, from Glasgow, against forcing a Minister upon any Parish.—By Sir T. Acland, from Devon, against the Clauses concerning Out-doors Relief in the New Poor-law Act.—By Mr. Denison, from Coach Proprietors in Surrey, against excessive and unequal Taxation.—By Sir B. Hall, from Marylebone, against the Collection of Rates Bill.—By Mr. Cayley, from the West Riding of Yorkshire, against the Administration of the New Poor-law; and for the Dissolution of the Gilbert Union.—By Mr. Darby, from Stage Proprietors of Sussex, for Equalising the Taxes which press upon Travelling.—By Captain Pechell, from Brighton, against the Collection of Rates Bill.—By Sir Thomas Cochrane, from certain Coach Proprietors, for Relief from Taxation.