§ The House resolved itself into Committee on this Bill. The remaining clauses were agreed to, with some Amendments.
§ MR. LACY
then proposed that the following proviso be added to the 7th Clause:—And be it enacted. That it shall not be lawful for any archbishop or bishop of the United Church of England and Ireland to re-ordain, grant letters of orders to, or again admit to holy orders, any person so having been relieved by sentence of deposition from holy orders, as aforesaid.
§ MR. BOUVERIE
objected to it as being altogether unnecessary. According to the ecclesiastical law there could not be a second ordination. A person might be restored as a clergyman without being re-ordained. All that the Bill did was to allow the suspension of a clergyman from the performance of his functions.
§ After a few observations from MR. LACY, the clause was withdrawn.
§ The House resumed. Bill reported.
§ The House adjourned at a quarter after Nine o'clock.