§ THE RIGHT HON. JOHN CHARLES HERRIES took the Oaths and his Scat for Harwich.—MR. WRIGHT presented accounts of balances of sums issued for the payment of Dividends due and not demanded, and of Lottery Prizes not claimed; sums received and expended by the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt; Exchequer Bills purchased by the Bank of England, or on which sums have been advanced; applications to the First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer for advances to Government [by Act]; of advances made to Government on Exchequer Bills and all other securities.—New Writs were ordered for Fowey in the room of the Hon. Robert Henley Eden, who had accepted the Chiltern Hundreds; and for Wenlock, in the room of the Hon. George Cecil Weld Forester, made Groom of His Majesty's Bedchamber.
brought in a Bill to amend the laws regulating Illusory Appointments,—also one to alter and amend the laws respecting Arrests for Contempt; a Bill for the amendment of the Conveyancing Laws: for consolidating and amending the laws respecting Infants and Lunatics; and for consolidating and amending the laws respecting Real Estates,—which were read a first time.
§ Sir T. Martin
presented a petition from the Merchants, Shipowners, and other persons interested in the trade of Plymouth, praying that no exclusive privileges should be granted on the expiration of the Company's Charter.
presented a petition from the Chamber of Commerce, and signed by a great number of Merchants and Manufacturers of Manchester, praying for a modification in the Charter of the East India Company.
§ Mr. E. Wodehouse
presented a petition from Tunstead, in Norfolk, praying for a revision of the Corn Laws, and against the continuation of the Malt and Beer Duties.
§ Mr. O'Connell
gave notice of his intention to move, on the 17th inst., for leave to bring in a Bill for amending the Vestry Act.