Wednesday, July 24, 1839.
MINUTES.] Bills. Read a first time:—Highways and Turnpike Roads Returns; Soap Duties Regulation.—Read a second time:—Birmingham Police; Stage Carriages; Metropolis Improvements.—Read a third time:—Fines and Penalties (Ireland); Turnpike Tolls.
Petitions presented. By Sir C. B. Vere, from Suffolk, Mr. Hawes, from Clapham, and Mr. Hume, from Limerick, for a Uniform Penny Postage.—By Mr. Hawes, from the Committee of the Wine and Spirit Dealers of the Metropolis, against the Spirit Licenses Bill.—By Mr. Clay, from the Tower Hamlets, against the Collection of Rates Bill.—By Mr. Hume, from Aberdeen, for inquiry into the Conduct of Government towards the People of Birmingham.—By Mr. Fielden, from Colne, for Universal Suffrage, Annual Parliaments, Vote by Ballot, and other Reforms required by the People.