Punch,  55 (1868), 51.

Punch's Essence of Parliament



Regular Feature, Proceedings, Drollery


Government, Politics, Military Technology, Experiment, Animal Husbandry, Disease, Nutrition, Political Economy, Telegraphy, Commerce

    Describes the exchange between James L O'Beirne and John S Pakington on the high public cost of 'Target experiments' and the apparently useful forts at Plymouth. Later notes discussion of the 'Cattle Bill', a measure that was purportedly designed to prevent cattle disease, but which Punch thinks was intended to 'raise the price of food'. Notes that the 'Electric Telegraphs Bill went through Committee', noting the opposition from Robert N Philips, and that, 'with much glory and honour' to Frank I Scudamore, the Bill has passed the House of Commons.

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