§ Lord Portman
having presented a petition from the licensed victuallers of New Sarum in favour of the Beer Act,
said, that he should take this opportunity of stating, that he should not think of pressing his bill on this subject this Session. He hoped, that it would be suffered to pass the House and not be carried into execution till next Session. This would give a warning to persons not to embark their capital in beer-shops.
§ Petition laid on the table.