Osborne moves that the Bill be committed on that day Six Months-Mr.

F. T. Baring enters into a Critical Analysis of the Ministerial Budget-

He is answered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer-The Amendment is

negatived after a Discussion, by 96 to 23-Mr. Curteis moves to continue

the Tax for Two Years instead of Three-Motion rejected-The Bill passes

through Committee-On the 10th of March Mr. C. Buller moves a Reso-

lution in favour of modifying the Operation of the Income Tax-His

Speech-He is answered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer-Speeches

of Lord Howick, Sir R. Peel, and other Members-The Resolution is ne-

gatived by a Majority of 128-On the third reading of the Bill several

Amendments are moved without success, by Mr. R. Spooner and Sir

R. H. Inglis-Bill passed-In the House of Lords it is discussed on the

Motion for the third Reading, which is moved by the Earl of Ripon-

Speeches of Lord Ashburton, the Marquis of Lansdowne, Lord Stanley,

Lord Monteagle, the Duke of Richmond, Lord Brougham, and the Earl of

Radnor The Bill is passed-Customs Duties' Bill-Debate in the House

of Commons on the Sugar Duties-Mr. M. Gibson moves a Resolution in

Committee for equalizing the Duties on Foreign and Colonial Sugars-Mr.

Ewart seconds the Amendment, which is supported by Mr. Ricardo, Mr.

Villiers, Lord Howick, Mr. Cobden, and Mr. Bright; and opposed by Sir

G. Clerk, Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Cardwell, and the Chancellor of the Ex-

chequer The Amendment is rejected by 217 to 84-Various Amendments

are proposed in Committee-The Bill is passed-Mr. F. T. Baring opposes

the Auction Duties Abolition Bill-Speeches of Lord John Russell and

Sir R. Peel-The Ministerial Proposition affirmed by a Majority of 137—

Discussions on other portions of the New Tariff-It passes through the

House of Commons-Debate on the Sugar Duties in the House of Peers-

The Earl of Clarendon states objections to the proposed Arrangement-

Lord Brougham vindicates the Bill-Lord Monteagle opposes the Principle

of the Measure, and is answered by Lord Stanley-The Duke of Richmond

opposes the Repeal of the Auction Duties, and urges Relief to the Landed

Interest The Earl of Dalhousie supports the Bill-Lord Monteagle op-
poses-The Amendment is lost by 33 to 15-The Duke of Richmond op-
poses other branches of the Customs Bill, but without success, and it be-
comes Law

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Affairs of Ireland-Maynooth Improvement Bill-Objects and Design of this

Measure And State of Public Feeling respecting it-Sir R. Peel explains

the Nature of his Plan for improving the College and increasing its reve-

nue-Sir R. Inglis and several Conservative Members declare their oppo-

sition-Lord Francis Egerton, Lord Lincoln, and Lord John Russell sup-

port the Motion-On a Division, leave is given to bring in the Bill—Agi-

tation in the country, and great number of Petitions against the Bill-

Debate on the Second Reading-Mr. Colquhoun moves that it be read on

that day ix months-The Discussion is continued for six nights in succes-

sion-Speeches of Mr. Grogan, Mr. W. E. Gladstone, the Earl of Arundel,

Mr. D'Israeli, Mr. Roebuck, Mr. Fox Maule, Mr. Stafford O'Brien, Mr.

Macaulay, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Sidney Herbert, the Earl of Lincoln, Mr. Byng,

Mr. G. A. Hamilton, Lord Ashley, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr.

Bright, Lord John Manners, Mr. Smythe, Mr. Cumming Bruce, Sir George

Grey, Colonel Sibthorp, Sir James Graham, Mr. Ferrand, Mr. S. Crawford,

Lord John Russell, Sir R. H. Inglis, and Sir Robert Peel-The Second

Reading is carried by 323 to 176-Subsequent discussions on the Bill, and

various amendments, all of which are rejected-Mr. Ward moves a resolu-

tion for the application of existing ecclesiastical funds in Ireland to the

purposes of the Bill-Discussion respecting the Irish Church-Important

declaration of Lord Howick on this subject-Mr. Macaulay strongly con-

demns the establishment-Speech of Sir R. Peel-Mr. Ward's Resolution

is rejected by 322 to 148-The Third Reading is carried on the 21st of

Academical Education in Ireland-Sir James Graham introduces the Mini-

sterial Measure for the Establishment of New Colleges without Religious

Distinctions-His Speech and the subsequent Debate-Remarks of Mr.

Wyse-General Reception of the Plan by the House of Commons-Sir R.

H. Inglis strongly denounces the Scheme on account of its disconnexion

with Religion Remarks of Sir Robert Peel-Leave given to bring in the

Bill-Protracted Debate on the Second Reading, which is twice adjourned

Lord John Manners moves the Rejection of the Bill-Speeches of Lord

Sandon, Sir James Graham, Sir R. H. Inglis, Lord John Russell, Lord

Mahon, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. V. Stuart, Mr. W. E. Gladstone, Mr. Wyse, Mr.

More O'Ferrall, Sir Robert Peel, Mr. M. J. O'Connell, Mr. Shaw, and other

Members-On a Division, Lord John Manners' Amendment is rejected by

311 to 46-Declaration of Mr. O'Connell against the separation of Educa-

tion in the Colleges from Religion-Various Amendments proposed in the

Bill in Committee-Lord John Russell, Mr. Wyse, and Sir H. W. Barron

severally propose Alterations, which are negatived-Sir T. D. Acland pro-

poses the Adoption of a Test to be taken by the Professors and Governing

Bodies of the Colleges-Opposed by Sir Robert Peel, Mr. Gladstone, and

other Members-It is rejected by 105 to 36-On the Third Reading being

moved, Mr. B. Osborne proposes, as an Amendment, an Address to the

Crown, praying for an Inquiry into the Management and Revenues of

Trinity College, Dublin-Sir T. Fremantle opposes the Motion, which is

supported by Mr. Warburton and Mr. Sheil, and resisted by Sir R. H. Inglis,

Mr. Shaw, and Sir Robert Peel-Lord John Russell urges the Adoption of the

principle of Complete Equality, both Civil and Religious, as to all Classes

in Ireland-Mr. Osborne's Amendment is rejected, and the Bill is read a

Third Time by a majority of 151-The Second Reading in the House of

Lords is moved by Lord Stanley-The Earl of Shrewsbury objects to the

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Colonial Policy-State of New Zealand-Mr. Somes moves for Papers respecting

the Affairs of that Colony-Mr. Aglionby, Mr. C. Buller, Mr. Mangles, and

other Members impugn the Policy of the Government, and censure the

Conduct of Captain Fitzroy-They are defended by Mr. Hope, Colonel

Trevor, Colonel Wood, and Sir R. Peel, after which the Motion is carried

-Mr. C. Buller brings the State of the Colony under the Notice of the

House of Commons on the 17th June, moving a series of Resolutions,

which leads to a protracted Debate-Speeches of Mr. Buller, Mr. M.

Milnes, Mr. G. Hope, Captain Rous, Mr. Barkly, Sir R. H. Inglis, Sir

Howard Douglas, Lord Howick, Mr. E. Ellice, Mr. Cardwell, Mr. Mangles,

Mr. Colquhoun, Mr. Sheil, Sir James Graham, Lord John Russell, and Sir

Robert Peel-On a Division, the Resolutions are negatived by 223 to 172

-The New Zealand Question again comes under Discussion on the 21st

of July in the House of Commons-Mr. Ward presents a Petition from the

New Zealand Company, praying the House to take Measures for allaying

the apprehensions felt by the Colonists, and for reviving the Public Con-

fidence in the Company-On the same day Mr. C. Buller moves a Resolu-

tion expressing the regret of the House at the State of Affairs in New

Zealand, and affirming the necessity of a Change of Policy-The subject

is debated for two Nights in succession-Outline of the Argument adduced

in opposition to and in behalf of the Colonial Policy of Government-Mr.

Buller's Motion is rejected by 155 to 89-On a subsequent evening it is

announced that Negotiations are proceeding for an adjustment of the

Differences between the Government and the New Zealand Company—

The Oregon Question-Declaration of the President of the United States-

Lord Clarendon brings the Subject before the House of Lords on the 14th

of April-Answer of Lord Aberdeen-On the same day Lord John Russell

in the House of Commons alludes to the same subject-Sir R. Peel makes

an unequivocal Declaration of the determination of Government respecting

it, which is received with great cheering

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