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Address to Her Majesty in Answer to Wer Most Gracious Speech.
THE QUEEN'S SPEECH having been reported by The Lord CHANCELLOR ;-
An Address to HER MAJESTY thereon moved by The Marquess of Normanby —
(the Motion being seconded by The Earl of Morley) - After long debate,
Motion agreed to
CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES—The Lord REDESDALE appointed, Nemine Dissentiente,
to take the Chair in all Committees of this House for this Session.
COMMONS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6.
THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THIS HOUSE
The Queen's Speech reported—Resolution for an humble Address thereon moved
by Lord Frederick Cavendish-(the Motion being seconded by Mr. Graham)
After long debate, Debate adjourned.
COMMONS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8.
DUMBARTON COUNTY ELECTION ..
WEST AFRICAN COMMITTEE—Question, Mr. Adderley ; Answer, Mr. Cardwell
The Queen's Speech-Adjourned debate on Resolution for an Address [6th
In paragraph 22, to leave out from the word “our" to the end of the paragraph, in order
to add the words “deep regret to Her Majesty that wide-spread disaffection exists in
Ireland, and humbly to represent to Her Majesty that this wide-spread disaffection is the
result of grave causes, which it is the duty of Her Majesty's Ministers to examine into
and remove,"—(The O'Donoghue.)
Question proposed, “That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the
paragraph :"_After long debate, Amendment withdrawn.
Then another Amendment moved, to add the same words at the end of the
paragraph :-(The O'Donoghue :)-Question put,'" That those words be there
added :"_The House divided ; Ayes 25, Noes 346 ; Majority 321 :-
Original Question put, and agreed to:-Committee appointed, to draw up
an Address to be presented to Her Majesty upon the said Resolution :-
Queen's Speech referred.
NATIONAL DEBT Acts-Resolutions in Committee
Exchequer and Audit Departments Bill-Ordered (Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer,
Mr. Childers); read the first time. [Bill 3]
Qualification for Offices Abolition Bill-Resolution in Committee-Bill ordered (Mr.
Hadfield, Sir Morton Peto, Mr. Baines); presented, read the first time. (Bill 1]
LORDS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9.
HER MAJESTY'S ANSWER TO THE ADDRESS reported
IRELAND-PAY OF THE CONSTABULARY—Question, The Earl of Leitrim; Answer,
Earl Russell ..
THE CATTLE PLAGUE-Question, The Earl of Granard; Answer, Earl Gran-
ville :-Discussion thereon
ABYSSINIA-IMPRISONMENT OF BRITISH SUBJECTS —Question, Lord Chelmsford;
Answer, The Earl of Clarendon
THE CATTLE PLAGUE—DEPUTATION FROM THE CONFERENCE AT ST. JAMES' HALL
-Question, Lord Bateman; Answer, Earl Russell :-Long debate thereon 292
COMMONS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9.
TRE CATTLE PLAGUE — Postponement of Question, Mr. Waldegrave-Leslie ;
Answer, Sir George Grey ..
Law of HYPOTHEC-Question, Mr. Carnegie ; Answer, The Lord Advocate 305
THE REFORM BILL—Questions, Mr. H. Berkeley, Viscount Cranbourne, Lord
Elcho; Answer, Sir George Grey
BUSINESS OF THE House-Question, Mr. Darby Griffith ; Answer, Sir G. Grey 307
Loss OF THE “ LONDON"-Question, Sir J. Pakington; Answer, Mr. M. Gibson 307
COLLECTION OF TAXES—Question, Mr. C. Forster ; Auswer, The Chancellor of
Moved, That the House at rising do adjourn till Monday next.
| FENIANISM IN THE ARMY-Question, Colonel North ; Answer, Mr. Headlam
THE CATTLE PLAGUE COMMISSION - Question, Mr. Newdegate; Answer, Sir
Motion agreed to:-House at rising to adjourn till Monday next.
QUEEN'S SPEECH REPORT OF ADDRESS brought up, and read :
debate, agreed to; to be presented by Privy Councillors
Savings Banks and Post Office Savings Bank Bill-
Resolution (Feb. 8) reported :-and, after debate, agreed to ..
Bill ordered (Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Childers ); presented, and
read the first time. (Bill 5.]
PUBLIC ACCOUNTS—Select Committee of Public Accounts nominated
COMMONS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12.
STANDING ORDERS-Select Committee nominated
COMMITTEE OF SELECTION-Committee of Selection nominated
LICENSING OF THEATRES—Observations, Mr. Locke; Reply, Sir George Grey 344
THE POOR IN THE METROPOLIS-Question, Viscount Cranbourne ; Answer, Mr.
C. P. Villiers
THE SUEZ CANAL-Question, Mr. Sandford; Answer, Mr. Layard
King's COUNTY RETURN-PRIVILEGE-
Motion, " That the High Sheriff of the King's County be called to the Bar
of the House to be examined touching this Return,"-(Mr. Ayrton) 345
After debate, Motion withdrawn.
SUPPLY-QUEEN'S SPEECH considered
Motion for Supply-Order for Committee on Motion, “That a Supply be
granted to Her Majesty :"-Committee thereupon To-morrow.
Cattle Diseases Bill-
Order to consider Cattle Diseases Act in Committee read :-Moved, “That
Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair,"—(Sir George Grey)
After long debate, Motion agreed to.
Act considered in Committee:- After long debate, Resolution agreed to.
Resolution reported :-Bill ordered (Sir George Grey, Mr. Chancellor of the
Exchequer, Mr. Baring); read the first time. (Bill 6.]
Legal Pensions Bill-
After short debate, ordered (Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Chancellor of the
Exchequer, Mr. Childers); presented, and read the first time. (Bill 8] 427
Labouring Classes' Dwellings Bill-
After short debate, ordered (Mr. Childers, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer,
Mr. Bruce); presented, and read the first time. (Bill 9]
Public Offices (Site) Bill-
After short debate, ordered (Mr. Cowper, Mr. Childers); presented, and read
the first time. [Bill 10]
Queen's SPEECH —HER MAJESTY'S ANSWER TO THE ADDRESS reported 434
Cattle Plague Bill—considered in Committee-Ordered (Mr. Hunt, Mr. Holland, Mr.
Banks Stanhope, Sir James Fergusson); presented, and read the first time. [Bill 7] 434
PUBLIC PETITIONS-Select Committee appointed and nominated
LORDS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13.
Sale of Land by Auction Bill (No. 2)—
Moved, “ That the Bill be now read 24,"-(The Lord St. Leonards)
After short debate, Motion agreed to :-Bill read 2", and committed to a
Committee of the Whole House.
PRISONS Act 1865—Question, 'The Earl of Carnarvon; Answer, Earl Russell ..
THE CATTLE PLAGUE-Question, The Earl of Winchilsea; Answer, The Lord
Chancellor :--Debate thereon
EDUCATION OF CHILDREN IN MANUFACTURING Towns—Question, Mr. Fawcett;
Answer, Sir George Grey
THE SMOKE NUISANCE—Question, Sir Robert Peel; Answer, Sir George Grey.. 448
CATTLE DISEASES BILL-Question, Mr. Tollemache; Answer, Sir George Grey 449
AsH WEDNESDAY—The House at its rising to adjourn till to-morrow at Two of
LEEDS BANKRUPTCY COURT-Question, Mr. Howes; Answer, The Attorney
JAMAICA — Question, Sir John Pakington; Answer, Mr. Cardwell
COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION—Select Committee appointed,
“To inquire into the constitution of the Committee of Couneil on Education, and the
system under which the business of the office is conducted ; and also into the best mode
of extending the benefits of Government Inspection and the Parliamentary Grant to
schools at present unassisted by the State,” -(Sir John Pakington, List of the Com-
CATTLE PLAGUE (IRELAND) - Moved, that there be laid before the House,
Copy of the Report of the Committee convened by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to con-
sider the measures that might be adopted for arresting the progress of the Cattle Plague,
in case of its appearance in Ireland," (Lord Naas) ..
After short debate, Motion agreed to. (Parl. Paper, No. 67.)
Parliamentary Oaths Bill-
Acts read-considered in Committee
After long debate, Resolution agreed to :-Bill ordered (Sir George Grey,
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer); presented, and read the first time.
SUPPLY-Committee on Motion, “That a Supply be granted to Her Majesty."
Queen's Speech referred :- Motion considered.
Resolved, “That a Supply be granted to Her Majesty."
Church Rates Abolition Bill-Ordered (Mr. Hardcastle, Mr. Dillwyn, Mr. Baines);
presented, read the first time. (Bill 11)
County Infirmaries (Ireland) Bill-Ordered (Mr. Pollard-Urquhart, Mr. O'Reilly);
presented, read the first time. (Bill 14]
Church Rates Commutation Bill-Ordered (Mr. Newdegate, Lord Robert Montagu);
presented, read the first time. [Bill 12]
Tests (University of Oxford) Bill — Acts read — considered in Committee : · Bill
ordered (Mr. Coleridge, Mr. Grant Duff); read the first time. [Bill 15)
Juries in Criminal Cases Bill-Ordered (Sir Colman O’Loghlen, Colonel French);
presented, read the first time. (Bill 16]
COMMONS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14.
Cattle Diseases Bill [Bill 6]-
Moved, " That the Bill be now read the second time,"-/Sir George Grey)
After long debate, Motion agreed to :-Bill read a second time, and committed
Cattle Plague Bill (Bill 7)-
Read a second time, and committed for To-morrow.
SUPPLY-Resolution (Feb. 13), “That a Supply be granted to Her Majesty,"
reported, and agreed to, Nemine Contradicente.
SUPPLY-Committee appointed for Friday.
LORDS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15.
CATTLE PLAGUE-Question-Address for,
"Copy of the Instructions given to Her Majesty's Customs with reference to the Prevention
of the Importation of diseased Cattle :
“ Returns of the Number of Cattle landed at the Ports of Liverpool, London, and Hull,
with the Numbers detained, and Cause of Detention, in the Month of December 1865 and
January 1866,”(The Marquess of Salisbury)
Motion agreed to. (Parl. Paper, No. 37.)
PRISONS ACT (1865),Address for,
“Copies of Letters addressed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to Chair-
men of Quarter Sessions of Counties and Mayors of Boroughs : And,
“Of Correspondence with the Inspectors of Prisons on the subject of carrying into effect
the Provisions of the Prisons Act, 1865,"—(The Earl of Carnarvon)
Motion agreed to. (Parl. Paper, No. 28.)
CATTLE PLAGUE-Address for,
“Copies of all Orders made by Courts of Quarter Sessions and by the local Authorities in
Cities and Municipal Boroughs in England and Wales relative to the Cattle Plague
since the Order in Council of 16th December, 1865, and an analysis of the said Orders ;
and a Copy of a Letter from the Secretary of State to the Chairmen of Quarter Sessions
relative to the said Order in Council : And the like Return and Analysis for Scotland as
respects Orders made in Quarter or General Sessions, or by the local Authorities of
Burghs or Towns having a Town Council,”—(The Duke of Marlborough)
Motion agreed to.
COMMONS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15.
INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS-STATUTE 24 & 25 Vict. c. 113-Question, Mr. Liddell ;
Answer, Sir George Grey
FOUNDERING OF THE "London"—Question, Sir John Pakington; Answer, Mr.
SEWAGE OF Towns-Question, Mr. Schreiber; Answer, Sir George Grey
THE CATTLE PLAGUE (IRELAND)--Question, Colonel Forde; Answer, Sir George
TIE CATTLE PLAGUE (IRELAND) - Questions, The O'Donoghue, Major Knox;
Answers, The Attorney General for Ireland (Mr. Lawson), Sir G. Grey
THE CATTLE Pr.AQUE-COMPENSATION RATE-Question, Sir Robert Anstruther;
Answer, Sir George Grey
CATTLE PLAGUE (SCOTLAND)-MeetinG OF SCOTCH MEMBERS -Question, Lord
Elcho; Answer, The Lord Advocate
NEW COURTS OF Law-Question, Mr. Cavendish Bentinck; Answer, Mr. Cowper 510
ORDERS OF THE DAY-Ordered, That the first Three Orders of the Day be post-
poned till after the other Orders of the Day.
Cattle Diseases Bill (Bill 6]-
Order for Committee read :-Motion made, and Question proposed, “That
Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair”
After short debate, Motion agreed to :-Bill considered in Committee; and,
after some time spent therein, Committee report Progress; to sit again
Savings Banks and Post Office Savings Banks Bill (Bill 5)-
Read a second time, after short debate, and committed for Monday
Jamaica Government Bill --
Ordered (Mr. Secretary Cardwell, Mr. W. E. Forster) after debate ; presented,
and read the first time. (Bill 17]