HC Deb 31 May 1847 vol 92 cc1298-9

wished to know whether Her Majesty's Government intended to bring in a Bill this Session for the appointment of an additional bishop or bishops; and, if so, whether the said bishop or bishops would have seats in the House of Lords?


begged to state, that it was the intention of Her Majesty's Government to introduce a Bill in the other House of Parliament repealing part of an Act by which the bishoprics of St. Asaph and Bangor were united, and making provision for the appointment of a bishop of Manchester. By that Bill it was not intended to enact that any additional seat should be provided for the bishops so constituted; and it was not intended that any part of the funds for the support of these new bishoprics should be derived from any other source than from funds now belonging to the Church.