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Courts (Straits Settlements) Bill—Lords Bill 126

Volume 220: debated on Thursday 25 June 1874

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( Mr. James Lowther.)


Bill, as amended, considered.

took objection to the Bill as imperfect, and as of a nature calculated to involve this country in wars with uncivilized Powers. The object of the Bill, as he understood it, was to exercise jurisdiction over persons who were not subjects of Her Majesty, and who were not subjects of any civilized Power.

Bill to be read the third time Tomorrow.

Votes At Parliamentary Elections Bill

On Motion of Sir COLMAN O'LOGHLEN, Bill to remove doubts as to the validity of Votes given at a Parliamentary Election to a candidate alleged to have been guilty of corrupt practices, and thereby disqualified from sitting in Parliament, ordered to be brought in by Sir COLMAN O'LOGHLEN, Lord FRANCIS CONYNGHAM, and Captain NOLAN.

Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 171.]

Land Drainage Provisional Order Bill

On Motion of Sir HENRY SELWIN-IBBETSON, Bill to confirm a Provisional Order under "The Land Drainage Act, 1861," relating to Lay, ordered to be brought in by Sir HENRY SELWIN-IBBETSON and Mr. Secretary CROSS.

Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 170.]

Merchant Ships (Measurement Of Tonnage) Bill

Select Committee nominated:—Sir CHARLES ADDERLEY, Mr. ARTHUR PEEL, Sir JOHN HAY, Admiral ELLIOT, Mr. SAMUDA, Mr. LAIRD, Mr. BATES, Mr. NORWOOD, Mr. EUSTACE SMITH, Mr. GRIEVE, Mr. DAVID JENKINS, Mr. HAMOND, Mr. CLIFTON, Mr. CORRY", and Mr. RATHBONE:—Power to send for persons, papers, and records; Three to be the quorum.

And, on June 26, Mr. PULESTON, Mr. MAC-GREGOR added.

And, on June 30, Lord ESLINGTON, Mr. GOURLEY added.

House adjourned at a quarter after One o'clock.