On four occasions the Bill printed below was introduced into the House of Commons. Mr. (afterwards Sir) Robert Grant introduced the Bill in 1830, when the House rejected it. After the House had been reformed under the Act of 1832, Mr. Grant secured the acceptance of his Bill on two occasions, 1833 and 1834. The House of Lords, however, rejected it. When Sir Robert Grant left England to assume the Governorship of Bombay, the Bill was re-introduced, and was backed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Mr. Baring (1836). Again the Bill passed the Commons, but the Lords would have nothing to do with it, the second reading not being even moved.

A full and clear account of the parliamentary proceedings on these occasions may be read in the volume issued to members on July 23, 1908, ” in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of Acts

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