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tion of the South African Colo-
nies by the, 420, 421

Prerogative of the Crown for the
pardon of criminals, 435, 436

Prime Minister, Mr. Gladstone on
the status and duties of the,
278-281

— Earl Grey on the relation be-
tween members of the Cabinet
and the, 281-283

— possible direction of policy by
the single will of a, 372, 373

Prince Consort, the, regency of,
in case of the Queen's death
during the minority of the heir
to the throne, 213

— reform of the management of
the Duchies of Lancaster and
Cornwall by, 224

— household of, 238

— annuity of, 239

— naturalisation of, 239

— precedence and title of, 239-244

— offer of the Com mandership-in-
Chief to, 244-248

— letter of, to the Duke of
Wellington, on the duties of a
Prince Consort, 247, 248

— equivocal action of, as Colonel
of Grenadier Guards, 248, 249

— presence of, at a Corn Law
debate, 260-252

— political iuliuence exerted by,
during the Crimean war, 249,
250; 252-259; 308,309; 317

— suggestions of, to Lord Aber-
deen for carrying on the war,
253-255

— letter of, to Lord Aberdeen as
leader of the opposition, 256-
259

— foreign correspondence of, 260-
265

— letter of, to Napoleon III., on
the Grand Duke Constantine's
visit to Paris, 262-265; 329

— questionable attitude of, as
representing or not representing
the Sovereign, 245; 249, 250;
252, 253; 308, 309

Prince Coxsort, the, letter of, to
Lord John ltussell, complaining
of Lord Palmerston's conduct
towards the Queen, 310, 311

— apparent acceptance of Baron
Stockmar's theories by, 319

Prima. Act, 1877. 148
Private Bills, scope and impor-
tance of, 88-93

— procedure with regard to, 90;
93, 94

— suggested creation of new
functionaries for the manage-
ment of, 95, 96

Privileges and proceedings of the

Houses of Parliament, 74-102
Privilege, right of the House to

punish for breach of, 83, 84
Privy Council, appeals to the

Judicial Committee of the, in

ecclesiastical cases, 111

— the Cabinet an outgrowth of
the, 267-274

— secresy of members of the,
295-298

Probates Act, 1857, 105, 106
Proceedings, order of Parlia-
mentary, 74-102

— publication of parliamentary,
77 80

Property, influence of, on elections,
38, 39

Public Accounts, Committee of,
97-99

Public Health Acts, 1848-1875,
146

Public Worship Regulation Act,

1874, 111
Purchase in the Army, abolition

of, in 1871, 28-31

Q

Quarter Sessions, police jurisdic-
tion of, 145

— power of Parliament to re-
model Courts of, 147-148

— Stipendiary Chairmen of, 148;
427, 429

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Quebec AH of 1774, 152

Queen, the, provision for a regency
in case of the death of, before
the majority of the Prince of
Wales, 212, 213

— title of, as Empress of India,
213-215

— civil list of, 221-223; 231

— settlement of the household of,
233-235

— contest of, with Sir R. Peel,
on the Bedchamber question,
233, 234 ; 235-238

— precedence of the Prince
Consort next to, 239-241

— discussion of the Prince's title
with Baron Stockmar by, 241,
242

— note by, on difficulties as to the
Prince's precedence, 243, 244

— questionable attitude of the
Prince Consort as representing,
245; 249,250; 252, 253; 308,309

— complex relation of the Prince
Consort to, 244, 245; 247-250

— note by, on the Prince's
presence at a Corn Law de-
bate, 252

— dissatisfaction of, with Lord
l'almerston's conduct as Foreign
Secretary, 288; 310-315

practice of, in regard to a
change of ministry, 300, 301

— notes by, on Lord Palmerston's
conduct in 1850 and 1851, 311-
313

— letter of, to Lord Aberdeen,
dictating his conduct in the
House of Lords, on a Bussian
debate, 317, 318

— views of Baron Stockmar not
disallowed by, 319

— rumoured correspondence of,
during the Crimean war, 329

— letter of, to Lady Frere, during
the war in Zululand, 330, 331;
335

— correspondence of, with the
Viceroy of India, (luring the
Afghan war, 330; 331-336

Queen's Bench, Court of, as con-
cerned with criminal justice, 427

decision of the, in Go-
vernor Eyre's case, 444

R

Raglan, Lobd, arrangements
made to support, in the Crimea,
253, 254

Railways, Government interfer-
ence with, on behalf of the
dependent classes, 129-131

— supervision of, by the Board of
Trade and Railway Commission,
130

Railway Act of 1844, 129
Railway Commission, 130
Reform Act of 1832, 18; 33; 38;

107; 464

of 1867, 33; 35; 58

Regency Acts, haphazard character

of, of Geo. ILL, 211

— recent, 212, 213
Registration Act Amendment Act,

1852, 105

Regulating Act (East India Com-
pany), 1773, 168, 169

Religious disqualifications, re-
moval of, 104-106

— equality not yet a principle of
the Constitution, 105

Representation (tee alto Delegacy,
Pledges, and Minorities)

— of individuals or of classes, 33-
41; 56

— modern notions of, 45 ; 47-64

— history of, 46-48

— of minorities, 57-64

— schemes for personal, 60-64

— personal, its necessary effect on
the character of the House, 60,61

Reserve forces, calling out of the,

376; 382; 391
Richard, Mb., M.P., motion of,

on International Arbitration,

180, 181

Robinson, Sib Hercules, mis-
sion of, to Fiji, on the annexa-
tion question, 405

Romilly, influence of, on criminal

law reform, 437
Rousseau, on schools and

prisons, 466
lioi/al Titles Act, 1876 (3 and

4 Vict. c. 62), 213-215; 354;

375; 385
Russell, Earl, on a substitution

of popular local authorities for

private bill legislation, 95, 96

— 9teps towards University Re-
form taken by, 114

— grounds of the opposition of,
to the proposed grant to the
Duke of Sussex, 226, 227

— dismissal of Lord Palmerston
by, in 1852, 286-288

— objections of William IV. to,
as leader of the House of Com-
mons, 303

— letti-r of the Prince Consort to,
urging complaints against Lord
Palmerston, 810, 311

— notes of the Queen to, com-
plaining of Lord Palmerston,
311-313

— explanations in Parliament by,
on Lord Palmerston's dismissal,
313

— criticisms of Lord Palmerston
on the conduct of, 313-315

Russia, negotiation of loans with,
during the Crimean war, 204-
206

— action of the Queen and the
Prince Consort relative to the
war with, in 1854-1855, 252-
259; 262-265; 309; 317-318

— English policv in relation to,
262-265; 290^294; 368, 369;
376-384

Russian Government Securities
AH, 1854, 204-206

S

Salisbury, Lord, correspondence
of, with Sir G. Wolseley on
forced labour in Cyprus, 192-194

Salisbury, Lord, comment of,
on the conduct of Lord Derby,
in 1876, 294

— and the Berlin Congress, 377
San Stefano, treaty of, 376

— discussion and modification of
the, 377, 378

Schools Inquiry Commission, 116
Septennial Bill of 1717, petitions

against, 75, note
Septennial Parliament*, 55
Settlement, Aet of, the Sovereign
required to be a member of the
Church of England by the, 104

— signature of all assenting
Privy Councillors to resolu-
tions of the Council required
by the, 268; 272

— relation of the Sovereign to the
country as determined by the,
325

— popular reference to the, as a
bulwark of liberty, 422

Shepstone, Sir T., grounds
alleged by, for the annexation
of the Transvaal, 406, 407

Ship-building for belligerents,
207; 208

Sibthohpe, Col., motion of, as to
the proposed annuity for the
Prince Consort, 239

Slave-trade, abolition of, in 1807,
75

Slave Trade Act, 1873, 199

Slave Trade (East Afriean Courts)

Act, 1873. 198, 199
Slave Trade Jurisdiction (Zanzibar)

Act, 1869, 198, 199
South Africa, confederation of

colonies in, 154-156

— policy of annexation in, 405-
407

— memorial of the Colonists of
Natal against a confederation of
the colonies of, by Royal Pre-
rogative, 420, 421

Sovereign (see also Crown, Queen)

— position of the, in the English
Constitution. 209, 210; 325, 326

— income of the, 216-233

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Sovereign, private estates of the,
218-221

— liberty of action of the, apart
from the Ministry, 266; 328-
330; 334

—, withdrawal of the, from the
presidency of the Cabinet, 274

— attitude of the, towards the
Cabinet, 299-335

— selection and dismissal of
Ministers by the, 299-309

— relations of the, with particular
Ministers, 288; 309-315

— theory of a special attitude of
the, towards foreign affairs,
315-317

— Stockmar's theory of the posi-
tion of the, in relation to the
Cabinet, 318-324

— consequences of a confusion of
responsibility between the, and
Ministers, 326

— personal functions of the, 327,
328

— political correspondence of the,
328-335

— initiation of foreign policy by
the, 317, 318; 371, 372

Speakership, the, no longer a

political office, 358
Spencer, Lobd. (See Lord Al-

THOBPE)

— recommendations of, with re-
gard to the Civil List for Queen
Victoria, 222

Spring Rice, Mr. (lord Mon-
Teagle)

— proposals of, for the Civil List
of Queen Victoria, 222

— candidature of, for the Speaker-
ship, 358

St. Albans, Duke Op, letter of
the, to the Time», on the posi-
tion of the Lord Chancellor, 101,
note

St. Just, M. Letellier De,
alleged unconstitutional action
of, as Lieut.-Governorof Quebec,
419

State, relation of the Established

Church to the, 104-107; 109-
111; 112, 113
State, right of the, to recast en-
dowments, 107-109; 117

— relation of the Bank of England
to the, 125

— the, as the protector of the poor
and dependent, 130-133; 149

— limits to the rights of the, over
private liberties, 422-427; 456-
461

Stockdale v. Hanwrd, 77-79;
83

Stockmab, Baron, consultation
of the Queen with, on the
Prince's title, 241

— opinion of, on the offer to the
Prince Consort of the Com-
mandership-in-Chief, 246

— letter of the Prince to, on
Lord Aberdeen's attitude, 258

— theory of, on the position and
functions of the English
Monarch, 318-324

Stokes, Mr. Whitley, remon-
strance of, against the exemp-
tion of cotton goods from duty,
399

Strangers, exclusion of, new rule

for, 81, 82
Stroud Election Case, 44
Stubbs, Prop., period covered by

the Constitutional History of, 1

— character of the work of, 34,
note

Suez Canal shares, purchase of

ttie, 375; 381 ; 382; 384; 391
Suffrage. (See Representation)
Sunderland, Peerage Bill of, 29,
30,note

— the author of the first Whig
Ministry, 270, 271

Supply (sre also Money Bills)

— procedure with regard to, 96-
99

— Committee of, 97

— control of policy by withhold-
ing, 353; 389

— modern principles of, 134-137;
390

.Snjrremc Court of Judicature Act,
1875, 449

Sussex, Duke Op, proposed ad-
ditional grant to the, 226

— attempt of, to refase pre-
cedence to the Prince Consort,
240

T

Taxation, modern principles of,
134-136; 390

Trrritorial Waters Jurisdiction
Act, 1878, 199-202

Teat and Corporation Acts, repeal
of the, in 1828, 104

Thompson, Dr. J. P., on popular
education as a political neces-
sity, 466

Times, attack on the Prince Con-
sort in the, 249

Tithe Commutation Act of 1836,
110

Title, the Roval, addition to, in
India, 213-215; 375; 380, 381;
385

Tocqueville, Alexis De, on the
inefficacy of artificial barriers
against the popular will, 17;
167

Torrens, Mr. Mccullagh,
citations from the Life of Lord
Melbourne by, 222, 223; 225,
226; 234-236; 304; 358
Trade. (See Economy, social)
Transvaal, annexation of the, 173;
405-408

Treason and treason-felony, 440,
441

Treaties, exercise of the Preroga-
tive in the making of, 387-389

Trenchard, citation from the
'Short History of Standing
Armies' of, 272

Turcot, interview of Lord
Normanby with, after the coup
d'etat, 285-287

Turkey. (See Eastern Question)

— the Sultan of, the real
Sovereign of Cyprus, 190

D

Union, the, created by the Poor-
law of 1834, 141

United States, Supreme Court
of the, as guardian of the
Constitution, 16

— extradition question between
England and the, 183, 184

— Alabama controversy with the,
206-208

— foreign enlistment controversy
with the, 255

— civil war in the, English non-
intervention in, 365, 366

—popular education in the, 466
Universities, reform of the, 113—
115

University of Oxford Act, 1854,
114

University Tests Act, 1871, 105;
115

V

Vaccination Laws, 456-458; 460
Vice-Admiralty Courts Act Amend-
ment Act, 1867, 177
Vice-Admiralty Courts, powers of,
under Slave-trade Jurisdiction
Acts, and Kidnapping Act, 198,
199

Victoria, constitution of, 159-162

— conflict between the two
Chambers in, 162-167; 418

— case of Sir Bryan O'Loghlen,
Attorney-General of, 418

Victoria Government Act, 1855,
162

w

Walewski, Count, conversation
of Lord Palmerston with, re-
lative to the coup d'etat, 284-
288 ; 312

War, exercise of the Prerogative
in the declaration of, 387-389

Wars, non-intervention of Eng-

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