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Marriages and Registration Acts

Amendment Act, 1837, 105
Marriages, institution of civil, 105

- provision for Royal, 227-233
MARTIN, MR. TA EODORE, cita-

tious from the Life of the
Prince Consort by, 238-265,

passim ; 310–324, passim
MARTINEAU, Miss HARRIET, on

factory legislation, 133
MAURICE, PROF. F. D., on the

Nation and the Empire, 409,

410
MAY, SIR T. ERSKINE, character

of the work of, 1, 2
- on petitions, 75
- on public and private bills, 92
- on recent additions to the

power of the Crown, 361
MELBOURNE, LORD, proposal of a

civil list for Queen Victoria by,

222
-- on the reform of the Duchies
of Lancaster and Cornwall, 223,

224
- dispute of, with Lord Brough-
am, on the designation of the

Duchess of Kent, 225, 226
--- arrangement of the Queen's
Household by Lord Lansdowne

and, 234, 235
- on the Bedchamber question,

235, 236
- formation and dismissal of the

Ministry of, by William IV.,

302-304
Merchant shipping, legislation re-

lating to, 136
Metropolitan Police Acts of 1829,

1839, 1856, and 1872, 142-145.

(See Police)
Metropolitan Police Courts Act,

1839, 144
Militia Act, 1854, 254
Mill, MR. J. S., opinion of, on

the Ballot, 39
--- conduct of, as candidate for

Westminster, 52
- advocacy of schemes of personal

representation by, 60, 61

MILL, MR. J. S., on the import-

ance of forms of business in

India, 398
MILNER GIBSON, MR., motion of,

on Lord Palmerston's Con-

spiracy Bill, 186
Mines and Collieries' Act of 1812,

132
MINISTERS (see also Ministry,

Cabinet, Prime Minister)
- THE CROWN AND ITS, 266–

335
- mutual relations of, 275-298
- selection and dismissal of, by

the Sovereign, 299-309
- relations of the Sovereign with

particular, 288; 309–318
- OF THE CROWN AND PARLIA-

MENT, 336-421
- seats of, in Parliament, 336,

note
- relation of, to representative

assemblies in other countries,
336
- dependence of, on the co-opera.

tion of Parliament, 339
- questioning of, 343, 344
-- impeachment of, 345-347
- communications of, to Parlia.
ment, 339, 340; 370-371 ; 374 ;

383–389
Ministry (see also Cabinet,

Ministers, &c.)
- Stockmar's view of the rela-

tions of the Sovereign and the,
318-324
- substitution of the responsi-

bility of the, for that of the

Crown, 325-328
- relation of the, to Parliament

and the Crown, 337-339
-- Parliamentary methods of se-

curing a change of, 344-347
- possible grounds for, and

limits to, retention of office by
a, notwithstanding Parliamen-

tary defeat, 347–353
- control of Parliament over the

policy of the, by withholding
supplies, 353

Ministry, dependence of Parlia- | Nural Prize Act of 1864, 208
Dient on the, 353-358

Marigation Act, 1849, 392
-- Pariiamentary vigilance over Neutrality, enfurcement of the

tie, in respect of Foreign duties of, 203, 204; 206-208
Affairs, 363–389; of Finance, New South Wales and Jan
389-391 ; of the Army and Navy, Diemen's Land Gurernment
391, 392 ; of Colonial adminis. dct, 1828, 173, 174
tration, 392- 421

NEWCASTLE, DUKE OF, opinion
doctrine of the omnipotence of of, as to the allegiance of

a, supported by Parliament, 468 inhabitants of the Orange River
Minority representation, schemes territory, 414, 415
of, 48; 57-64

Non-intervention, doctrine and
- connected with personal re practice of, 363-367
presentation, 60

NORMANBY, LORD, correspondence
-- value of, dependent on area of between Lord Palmerston and,
election, 63, 64

relative to the Comp d'état,
MOLESWORTH on Paper Duties 281-288
Repeal, 22

NORTHCOTE, SIR STAFFORD, on
Money bills, indirect attempts of the exchange of the Crown

the House of Lords to originate, revenues for a fixed income,
22-26

228, 229
- pressure of one House on the - explanation as to the Queen's

other, by means of, 23 ; (in correspondence with Lady Frere
Victoria) 163

and the Viceroy of India by,
Municipal Corporations Act of 330-334

1835, 120, 121 ; 149
Murder, detinition of, 441, 442
Mutiny Act, 385-387; 392

Obstruction of business in the

House of Commons, 84-88
Ν

O'GORMAN, MAJOR, naming of, in

the House of Commons, 86-88
NAPOLEON III., Conspiracy Bill O’LOGHLEN, SIR BRYAN, question

brought in after the attempt on as to the vacation of the seat of,
the life of, 185, 186; 366

on his appointment as Attorney-
- precedence accorded to the General of Victoria, 418, 419
Prince Consort by, 243

Opposition, functions of an or-
- correspondence of the Prince ganised, 340–343; 362, 363

Consort with, in reference to Oral examination of prisoners,
the Grand Duke Constantine's 451-455
visit, 262-265

Orange River Territory, cession of
- action of the English Cabinet the, 414, 415

in reference to the Coup d'état | ORSINI, Conspiracy Bill brought in
of, in 1851, 284-289

on the attempt of, to assassinate
Natal, memorial of the Colonists Napoleon III., 185; 366

of, against confederation, 419-

421
Naturalisation Act, the, 1870, 184
--- - (Prince Albert) 1840, 239, Pacific, slave-trade suppression in
240

the, 197, 198

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PALGRAVE, MR. R. F. D., on

obstruction in the House of

Commons, 85, 86
- on the Committee of Public

Accounts, 99
Palmer's Act,' 435
PALMERSTON, LORD, Conspiracy

Bill of, 185, 186 ; 366
- on loans to hostile States, 205
- on the dispute with the United

States in 1856, as to foreign en-

listment, 255
-- action of, with regard to the

Conip d'état in 1851, 283–290
- on the dismissal of the Mel.
bourne Ministry by William

IV., 304
- conduct of, as Foreign Secretary,

towards the Queen, 310-315
- letter of, to Lord Lansdowne,

explaining his conduct, 313–
315
- influence of, in favour of

neutrality, 364; 366, 367
- on the cession of territory by

Royal Prerogative, 413, 414
Paper Duties, repeal of the, in

1861, 22
Paris, treaty of, policy of the,

367-369
--- Parliamentary discussions

prior to the, 383
Parish, reconstitution of the, as

an area of government, 140-

142
PARLIAMENT, THE HOUSES

0F, Cap. II, 14–208
-- COMPOSITION AND MUTUAL

RELATIONS OF, Sect. l., 14-73
- PRIVILEGES AND ORDER OF
PROCEEDINGS OF, Sect. II., 74-

102
-- HOME LEGISLATION OF, Sect.

III., 103-149
- GOVERNMENT OF DEPEN-

DENCIES BY, Sect. IV., 150-

178
- LEGISLATION OF, RELATING

TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Sect. V.,
179-208

Parliament (see also House of

Lords, House of Commons)
- structure and authority of, a
main topic of constitutional

inquiry, 3
--- influence of public sentiment

on the privileges and functions

of, 7
-- the channel, not the source, of

constitutional change, 14, 17
- doctrine of the omnipotence of,

15; 468
- the Composition and Mutual

Relations of the Houses of,
14-73
-- effects of the Reform Act of

1832, on both Houses of, 18
- the two Houses of, one Legis.

lature, 18, 19
- right of, to remodel the com-

position of either House, 21
- Privileges and Order of

Proceedings of, 74-102
- recent extensions of the func.
tions of, in Home Legislation,

103–149
- attitude of, with regard to

religious bodies, 104-113
- amendment of religious, educa-

tional, and charitable endow-
ments by, 107-119
- remodelling of municipal

bodies by, 119-121
- interference of, with industry

and social economy, 121-137
- efforts of, to protect dependent

classes of the community, 129-

133; 137 ; 149
-- attitude and action of, with
regard to local institutions,

137-149
- gradual assumption of the
Government of Dependencies
by, 150, 151; 167–173; 392–
403
– creation of Colonial Constitu-
tions by Act of, 151-156; 160-

162
1 – relation of, to subordinate

Legislatures, 157-159 ; 175-177

Parliament, power of, over Colonies treaties and the declaration of

having no Constitution, 156, war, 387-389
157; 173, 174

Parliament, evasions of the control
-- practice of, how far applicable of, in financial affairs, 389-
to Colonial Legislatures, 176

391
- relation of, to representatives - vigilance required of, with
of the Crown, 177, 178

regard to Army and Navy ad-
- discussion of foreign affairs ministration, 391, 392
in, 179

-- right of the Crown to alienate
- instance of origination of territory without reference to,
foreign policy by, 180, 181

360; 413-415
- topics connected with foreign - limits imposed on the authority

relations dealt with by, 179-208 of, by private rights, 423-427 ;
- inclusion of the Crown in the 456–461

term, in its legislative sense, 209 - recent growth of popular forces
— claim of, to determine the outside, 464-466
dignities and powers of the --- novel relations between the
(rown, 215

Government and, 464 ; 468
- claim of, to determine the Parliamentary Elections Act of
provision for the Royal Family, 1868, 37 ; 43-45 ; 95
231, 232

Parliamentary Oaths Act, 1866,
-- non-assumption by, of the right 104

to regulate the precedence of Parliaments, duration of, 55, 56

the Prince Consort, 242, 243 -- Prof. Pearson on modern, 465
--- occasional determination of the Party, organisation in the country,
prerogative by Act of, 267

64, 65
- right assumed by William IV., - discrimination as to the obliga.
to select a Ministry without tions of, 71, 72
reference to, 301-309

– ties, breaches of, 72, 73 ; 347–
-- Stuckmar on the subordination 353

of the Executive to, 320, 321 - organisation in the House,
- Ministers of the Crown and, 310-353
336-421

Party Government, as affecting the
- peculiar relation of the Ministry questions of delegacy and mi-
to, in England, 336–340

nority representation, 49
- function of the Opposition in – pature and origin of, 65-73

guarding the claims of, as - interdependence of Parliament
against the Government, 342; and the Ministry under a system
362, 363

of, 340–359
- mutual dependence of the PEARSON, PROF., on Modern
Ministry and, 353, 354; 358

Parliaments, 465, 466
-- possible surrender of its rights PEEL, SIR ROBERT, on the in-
by, 359-362

fluence of property on elections,
- claims of, to communications 38, 39

from Ministers, 339, 340; 363; - on the limits of party loyalty,
370-374 : 383-389

72, 73
- conduct of recent foreign -- and his school, influence of, on

policy without reference to, economic legislation, 122
380-387

---- on the Bank Charter Act, 123-
- province of, in respect to 1 125

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PEEL, SIR ROBERT, Railway Act | Police, creation of the Metro.
of, 129, 130

politan, 142-145 ; 445
-- Metropolitan Police Act of, - powers of the, in foreign
144 ; 445

countries, 445, 446
- opposition of, to the proposed - dangers to public liberty from
grant to the Duke of Sussex, the, 445-449
227

Political Associations, 64, 65 .
- demand of, for changes in the Poor-Law of 1834, 1847, and 1871,
Bedchamber, 233; 235-238

140, 141
--- motion for reducing the Prince Poor-Laws Administration Act,

Consort's proposed annuity 1847, 141
supported by, 239

Poor-Law Board, creation of the,
- opinion of, on the Prince 141
Consort's title, 241, 242

Prerogative of the Crown (sce
- opinion of, on the offer of the also Crown)
Commandership in Chief to the - progressive limitations of, by
Prince Consort, 246

popular will, 9
- presence of the Prince Consort - for the creation of Peers and

at a speech of, on Corn Law Life Peers, 20; 29 and note ;
repeal, 250

358; 360
- position of, as Prime Minister, -- to initiate proposals for money
in his own Cabinet, 280

grants, 22-26
- accession of, to office in 1839, - employed for the abolition of
300, 301

army purchase, 28-31
- Stockmar on the constitutional -- small dependencies held for
views of, 320

military purposes governed by
- conduct of, as to Corn Law the, 151
repeal, 347–350

- organisation of the government
Peerage Bill of Sunderland, for of Cyprus by, 188-191

limiting the number of Peers, - precedence of the Prince Con-
Mr. Hallam on, 29, note

sort settled by, 240; 242, 243
Pension list, the, 216, 217; 223, 225 - uses of the term, 266, 267
PEPYS, first mention of a “Cabinet -- modern conceptions of govern-
Council' by, 269

ment by, 319
PETERBOROUGH, LORD, on the - Bagebot and May on the, 360,

distinction between the Privy 361
Council and the Cabinet Council, – recent conduct of foreign policy
273

by, 373–387
Petitions, rules of the Houses with – to make treaties and declare
regard to, 75-77

war, 387-389
PI31, CAPT. BEDFORD, libel on, - exercise of the, in financial

brought before a Parliamentary affairs, 389-391
Committee, 80

--- exercise of the, in Army and
PITT, WILLIAM, Constitution Act Navy administration, 391, 392
· of, 152

- organisation of government in
- recommendation of a Commis British Columbia, Fiji, and the

sion to inquire into the manage Transvaal by, 403-408

ment of the Crown Lands, 224 - right of cession of territory by
Pledges, Lord Macaulay on can the, 413_415
vassing and, 52-55

1 - step taken towards confedera-

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