HC Deb 17 June 1836 vol 34 c598
Lord John Russell

moved the second reading of the Established Church Bill.

Sir Robert Inglis

said, his objection to the Bill was, that it made the Bishops of the Church of England, instead of being great proprietors, stipendiaries of the State. The apportionment of the salaries he considered of minor importance. As he believed that any opposition which he could offer to the present motion would not be in the slightest degree successful, he should content himself with entering his protest against the principle of the Bill.

Mr. Poulter

said, that this was a question which ought to be completely discussed and receive the fullest consideration. The object to be obtained was one of no less importance than the real efficiency of the Established Church. He should not oppose the motion, bat he must express his hope that the noble Lord would fix some day on which the question might be discussed fully.

Mr. Pease

considered it his duty to state, that it was intended, when this Bill came into the Committee, to propose a provision for the See of Durham, previous to any portion of the funds being set apart for Manchester and other places, which were in a situation to provide for their own wants without abstracting anything from the poor See of Durham.

Bill read a second time.