§ Bills. Read a first time:—Masters in Chancery; Stock in Trade; Arms (Ireland); Insane Prisoners.—Read a second time:—Population.
§ Petitions presented. By Mr. Finch, Mr. C. Lushington, Mr. A. White, and other hon. Members, from Walsall, Sunderland, Dissenting Congregations in Cambrige, and other places, against Church Extension.—By Sir S. Lushington, from the British India Society, against the Importation of Hill Coolies into the Mauritius.—By Mr. Plumptre, from the Northern Protestant Association, and from Oldham, against the Grant to Maynooth.—By Mr. Macaulay, from Antrim, for Medical Reform.—By Mr. Warburton, from Halifax, Warwick, Oxford, Cheltenham, and other places, against the Copyright Bill.—By Mr. Bell, from Northumberland, against the Ecclesiastical Duties and Revenues Bill.—By Sir G. Strickland, from Long Preston, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, to relieve Dissenters from the payment of Church Rates.—By Sir G. Clerk, from Kelso, in favour of the Earl of Aberdeen's Bill; and from Dunbar, against the Municipal Corporations (Scotland) Bill,—By Mr. B. Smith, from Nor- 1262 wich, for an Equalisation of the Duties on Sugar—By Mr. Heathcote, from Lincolnshire, in favour of the Chimney Sweepers' Bill.—By Sir E. Knatchbull, from the Fruit Growers of Kent, for Protection against Foreign Fruit.— By Sir R. Peel, from Edinburgh, in favour of the Earl of Aberdeen's Bill.