HC Deb 25 March 1847 vol 91 c387

begged to ask the noble Lord at the head of Her Majesty's Government, whether he did not intend to introduce four new bishops into the Bill, of which notice was on the Paper. He wished to know whether any such intention was in contemplation under the Bill, having the very modest title of "a Bill for Amending the several Acts for the Appointment of Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England."


said, it was his intention to bring in the Bill to which the hon. Member alluded on the first Tuesday after the holidays. In that Bill he was prepared to propose some alterations in the existing law; but it was not his intention to introduce four new bishops in that Bill, nor indeed one bishop.