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FRANCE AND TUNIS—THE HARBOUR OF BISERTA-Question, Mr. Otway;
Answer, Mr. Trevelyan
FRANCE AND TUNIS-THE KROUHMIR TRIBES (MILITARY OPERATIONS)-
Questions, Mr. Otway, Mr. Montague Guest; Answers, Sir Charles W.
ARMY RE-ORGANIZATION—THE NEW WARRANT-Questions, Mr. Fitzpatrick,
Lieut.-Colonel Milne-Home; Answers, Mr. Childers
ARMY-BRITISH CEMETERIES IN THE CRIMEA-Question, Major Vaughan
Lee; Answer, Mr. Childers
Post OFFICE POSTAGE OF NEWSPAPERS ABROAD-Question, Mr. Warton;
Answer, Mr. Fawcett
SOUTH AFRICA—THE TRANSVAAL (NEGOTIATIONS)—SIR EVELYN WOOD-
Questions, Sir H. Drummond Wolff, Sir Michael Hicks-Beach ; An-
swers, Mr. Grant Duff
TITHE (EXTRAORDINARY CHARGE) Bill—Question, Mr. J. G. Talbot; An-
swer, Mr. Inderwick
SOUTH AFRICA—THE TRANSVAAL (NEGOTIATIONS)—THE BRITISH GARRISONS
-Question, Lord Eustace Cecil ; Answer, Mr. Gladstone
PROTECTION OF PERSON AND PROPERTY (IRELAND) Act, 1881-MR. DILLON
-Questions, Mr. Labouchere, Mr. Sexton, Mr. Healy, Mr. A. M.
Sullivan ; Answers, Mr. W. E. Forster, Mr. Speaker
ARMY RE-ORGANIZATION—MILITIA OFFICERS' UNIFORMS—Question, Sir Her-
bert Maxwell; Answer, Mr. Childers
Navy—THE TROOP-SHIP “NEMESIS”-Question, Mr. W. B. Beach ; An-
swer, Mr. Trevelyan
PUBLIC HEALTH — SMALL-Pox (METROPOLIS) - Question, Colonel Makins ;
Answer, Mr. Dodson
RAILWAYS (INDIA) — PORTUGUESE TERRITORY—TREATY OF LISBON—Ques-
tion, Sir George Campbell ; Answer, The Marquess of Hartington
MERCHANT SHIPPING ACTS-EMIGRANT SHIPS--Questions, Mr. O'Donnell,
Mr. Macdonald; Answers, Mr, Chamberlain
Post OFFICE (SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT)— EMPLOYMENT OF DEAF AND
DUMB Persons-Question, Mr. C. S. Parker; Answer, Mr. Fawcett
Post OFFICE (SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT)-PROMOTIONS--Question, Earl
Percy; Answer, Mr. Fawcett
THE LATE Right Hon. THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, K.G.--INSCRIPTION ON
PROPOSED MONUMENT-Question, Mr. Macdonald; Answer, Mr. Gladstone
ARMY RE-ORGANIZATION MILITIA OFFICERS' UNIFORMS Question, Earl
Percy; Answer, Mr. Childers
ALKALI, &c. WORKS REGULATION BILL-CEMENT WORKS
R. N. Fowler; Angwer, Mr. Dodson
SOUTH AFRICA - THE TRANSVAAL (POLITICAL RELATIONS)--Questions,
Viscount Folkestone, Earl Percy; Answers, Mr. Gladstone
CRIMINAL LAW-THE QUEEN v. BRADLAUGH AND ANOTHER—"FRUITS OF
PHILOSOPHY Questions, Lord Randolph Churchill, Sir Wilfrid
Lawson ; Answers, Sir Hardinge Giffard, Mr. Speaker..
APPOINTMENT OF COLONIAL GOVERNORS—Question, Mr. Warton ; Answer,
PARLIAMENT-ARRANGEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS--Questions, Mr. Newde-
gate, Mr. A. J. Balfour, Lord Randolph Churchill; Answers, Mr.
FRANCE AND Tunis–Tue Turkish Fleet-Questions, Sir H. Drummond
Wolff, Mr. Otway, Mr. Montague Guest; Answers, Sir Charles W.
ARTIZANS' AND LABOURERS' DWELLINGS ACTS - ALLEGED REMOVAL OF
FAMILIES - Question, Mr. A. M. Sullivan; Answer, Sir James
LAND LAW (IRELAND) BILL Question, Mr. Macfarlane; Answer, Mr.
MONUMENT TO THE LATE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, K.G.-
Considered in Committee
Moved, " That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her
Majesty will give directions that a Monument be erected in the Collegiate Church of
Saint Peter, Westminster, to the Memory of the late Right Hon. the Earl of Beacons-
field, with an Inscription expressive of the high sense entertained by the House of his
rare and splendid gifts, and of his devoted labours in Parliament and in great
Offices of State; and to assure Her Majesty that this House will make good the
expenses attending the same,"—(Mr. Gladstone.)
Moved, “That the Chairman do now leave the Chair,”'-(Mr. Labouchere :)
–After short debate, Question put:-The Committee divided ; Ayes 54,
Noes 380; Majority 326.
Division List, Ayes and Noes
Main Question put, and agreed to: - Resolution to be reported To-
Land Law (Ireland) Bill Bill 135]-SECOND READING. ADJOURNED
DEBATE. [FIFTH NIGHT]-
Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Amendment proposed to
Question [25th April], " That the Bill be now read a second time."
And which Amendment was,
To leave out from the word “That” to the end of the Question, in order to add the
words “this House, while willing to consider any just measure, founded upon
sound principles, that will benefit tenants of land in Ireland, is of opinion that
the leading provisions of the Land Law (Ireland) Bill are in the main economically
unsound, unjust, and impolitic,”—(Lord Elcho,)-instead thereof.
Question again proposed, “That the words proposed to be left out
stand part of the Question:"-Debate resumed
After long debate, Mored, “ That the Debate be now adjourned,"-(Mr.
Shaw:) - Question put, and agreed to :- Debate further adjourned till
PARLIAMENTARY OATHS (MOTION FOR BILL)--ADJOURNED DEBATE-
Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on the Question [6th May],
“That the Adjourned Debate on the Question [2nd May], " That Mr. Speaker do now
leave the Chair for Committee on the Parliamentary Oaths (Motion for Bill)' be
further Adjourned till Tuesday next, at Two of the clock,"—(Lord Frederick Caven-
Question again proposed, “That the Debate be further adjourned till
Tuesday next, at Two of the clock :"-Debate resumed
Moved, “That the Debate be now adjourned,”—(Sir Walter B. Barttelot :)
_After short debate, Question put:-The House divided ; Ayes 182,
Noes 202; Majority 20.-(Div. List, No. 199.)
Main Question again proposed :-After short debate, Motion, by leave,
withdrawn :-Debate on Question (2nd May], “That Mr. Speaker do
now leave the Chair,” further adjourned till 7o-morrow,
[ May 9.1
Merchant Shipping Bill [Bill 115]-
Moved, “That the Bill be now read a second time,"-(Mr. Chamberlain) 131
Amendment proposed, to leave out the word “ now,
" and at the end of
the Question to add the words "upon this day six months,"—(Mr.
T. E. Smith.).
Question proposed, “That the word 'now,' stand part of the Question:
-After short debate, Amendment, by leave, withdrawn :-Motion, by
leave, withdrawn :-Second Reading deferred till Thursday.
Local Government Provisional Orders (Askern), &c. Bill-Ordered (Mr. Hibbert,
Mr. Dodson); presented, and read the first time (Bill 152]
Newspapers Bill—Ordered (Mr. Labouchere, Sir Henry Drummond Wolf, Mr. Edward
Clarke, Mr. A. M. Sullivan, Mr. Dillwyn); presented, and read the first time (Bill 154]
Highways and Locomotives (Amendment) Act, 1878, Bill - Ordered (Mr.
Ashley, Mr. Clifford); presented, and read the first time [Bill 155]
Tidal Rivers (Interments) Bill-Ordered (Baron Henry De Worms, Sir Sydney Water-
low, Mr. Boord, Mr. Ritchie); presented, and read the first time [Bill 156]
Agricultural Labourers (Ireland) Bill— Ordered (Mr. Callan, Mr. Patrick Martin,
Mr. P. J. Smyth, Mr. Shaw); presented, and read the first time [Bill 157]
ARTIZANS' AND LABOURERS' DWELLINGS IMPROVEMENT-
Select Committee appointed, “to consider the working of The Artizans' and Labourers'
Dwellings Improvement Act, 1875,' and the amending Act of 1879, with a view of
considering how the expense of and the delay, and difficulty in carrying out these
Acts may be reduced, and also of inquiring into any causes which may have pre-
vented the reconstruction of dwellings for the Artizan Class to the full extent
contemplated and authorised by these Acts and of recommending such Amend.
ments as may be most expedient for carrying out the full intention of these Acts, and
also to consider the working of the Metropolitan Streets Improvement Acts, 1872
and 1877, and of 31 and 32 Vic. c. 130, and 42 and 43 Vic. c. 64,"-(Sir Richard
LORDS, TUESDAY, MAY 10.
SOUTH AFRICA-THE ANNEXATION OF THE TRANSVAAL-MR. GLADSTONE'S
LETTER TO MR. TOMKINSON-Observations, The Earl of Carnarvon ;
Reply, The Earl of Kimberley :—Short debate thereon..
NEW STANDING ORDER-
Moved, " That the municipal or other local authority of any town or district alleging in
their Petition that such town or district may be injuriously affected by the pro-
visions of any Bill relating to the lighting or water supply thereof, or the raising of
capital for any such purpose, shall be entitled to be heard against such Bill,"-(Mr.
In line 4, after the word " against,” to insert the words “ any matter contained in or
proposed to be enacted by,”—(Mr. Pemberton.)
Question proposed, “That those words be there inserted :"-After short
debate, Question put:-The House divided ; Ayes 65, Noes 311; Ma-
jority 255.—(Div. List, No. 200.)
Main Question put, and agreed to.
Ordered, That the said Standing Order (Local Authorities to have a locus standi against
Gas and Water Bills) be a Standing Order of this House,
ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY_SUB-INSPECTORS—Question, Mr. Fay; An-
swer, Mr. W. E. Forster
CRIMINAL LAW-CASE OF CHARLES FROST AND EDWARD SMITH-Question,
Mr. Warton; Answer, Sir William Harcourt
CURRENCY_MONETARY CONFERENCE AT PARIS-BI-METALLISM—Question,
Mr. Thorold Rogers; Answer, Mr. Gladstone
ARMY_PORTABLE ENTRENCHING Tools-Question, Sir Baldwyn Leighton ;
Answer, Mr. Childers
STATE OF IRELAND--ALLEGED FORCED LABOUR—Questions, Mr. Burt, Mr.
T. P. O'Connor; Answers, Mr. W. E. Forster
STATE OF IRELAND-RELIGIOUS PROCESSIONS IN BELFAST-Question, Mr.
Burt; Answer, Mr. W. E. Forster
THE ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIO-MURDER OF BRITISH SUBJECTS—Question,
Sir John Hay; Answer, Mr. Grant Duff ..
SOUTH AFRICA — THE BASUTOS (NEGOTIATIONS)—Question, Mr. Ashmead-
Bartlett; Answer, Mr. Grant Duff
FRANCE AND TUNIS—INVASION OF Tunisian TERRITORY-Question, Sir H.
Drummond Wolff; Answer, Sir Charles W. Dilke
STATE OF IRELAND-ALLEGED OUTRAGE AT BALTINGLASS- Question,
M'Coan; Answer, Mr. W. E. Forster
CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACTS-LAW AND POLICE~ELIZABETI BURLEY-
Question, Mr. Hopwood; Answer, Sir William Harcourt
Newspapers (Law of Libel) Bill Bill 5)-
Moved, " That the Bill be now read a second time,"—(Mr. Hutchinson) .. 218
After short debate, Motion agreed to :—Bill read a second time, and com-
mitted for Friday.
Clerical Disabilities Act Repeal Bill (Bill 117]-
Moved, “That the Bill be now read a second time,"—(Sir Gabriel
Amendment proposed, to leave out the word now," and at the end of
the Question to add the words “upon this day six months,”-(Mr.
Question proposed, “That the word 'now'stand part of the Question :
- After short debate, Question put :-The House divided ; Ayes 101,
Noes 110; Majority 9.—(Div. List, No. 201.)
Words added :—Main Question, as amended, put, and ayreed to :-Second
Reading put off for six months.
Summary Jurisdiction (Ireland) Bill (Bill 33]—
Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [6th April],
“That the Bill be now read a second time:"-Question again pro-
Debate arising ; Debate further adjourned till Wednesday 25th May.
Local Government Provisional Orders (Birmingham, Tame, and Rea, &c.)
Bill—Ordered (Mr. Hibbert, Mr. Dodson); presented, and read the first time (Bill 160] 252
Charitable Trusts Acts Amendment Bill (No. 59)-
Moved, “That the Bill be now read 24,"—(The Lord Chancellor) .. 258
After short debate, Motion agreed to : -Bill read 2* accordingly, and com-
mitted to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday the 24th instant,