peel's Government

What was significant about Lord Lyndhurst's position of Lord Chancellor in Peel's Cabinet?
He was an Ultra Tory
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What was significant about Sir James Graham position of Home Secretary in Peel's Cabinet?
He was a Canningite
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what were Tarrifs lowered on in 1842 - 3
Tarriffs lowered on Cattle (85 Con MPs against) + The Canada Corn bill allowed low tariff importation of Corn (60 Con MPs against)
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What did the Amendment to the Sugar bill seek to do?
Lower the Tariff on non colonial sugar (voted against by 60 Con MPs)
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The Bank of England was allowed to issue banknotes up to a Duciduery of £14M - could they iussue any more?
yes - as long as it was covered by their Gold Bullion reserves
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What restrictions did bbanks have when issuing notes?
exisituing banks could only issue notes that were average for the 3 months prior to the bill
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What did Peel do to encourage investment activity in 1844?
He Passed the Companies Act under which companies were required to register and publish their prospectus and accounts
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Who replaced the Hardline de Grey as secratery for Ierland?
Lord Heytesbury`in 1844
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Who was appointed to a commission to investigate land tenure in Ireland?
Lord Devon - The Devon commission
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The making of private endowments to the Catholic Church in a will was made eaisier by which bill?
The Charitable Bequests act
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How much was the one off grant to catholic seminaries in the Maynooth Bill?
£30,000 + an increase in anuall budget to £26,000
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How did Peel encorage the middle clasesses into the ciivil service + legal proffesions in Ierland?
The Irish colleges bill
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Conservetives were split over the Maynooth grant how many voted which way?
Aye - 148 Nay - 149
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How many Conservetive voted against the government in May 1846 over the repeal bill?
222 (only 106 voting for)
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What was significant about Sir James Graham position of Home Secretary in Peel's Cabinet?

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He was a Canningite

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what were Tarrifs lowered on in 1842 - 3

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What did the Amendment to the Sugar bill seek to do?

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The Bank of England was allowed to issue banknotes up to a Duciduery of £14M - could they iussue any more?

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