§ Order for Third Reading read.
§ MR. M. GIBSON moved the omission of certain words which had crept in by mistake.
§ MR. GOULBURN
said, he did not object to this, but must observe on the inconvenience of dealing in a private Bill with a general law. This Bill, to a great extent, departed from an Act which was passed to regulate the incomes of canons, and yet it was a private Bill; and when objections were taken against it, it was answered that "the Committee had settled them,"—an answer which, according to ordinary practice, was sufficient in the case of a private Bill; but this was in reality a public Bill, as much so as a Bill to relieve Manchester from the window tax. And he was sure one-half of those who had voted against his Motion the other evening had done so in utter ignorance of the question; for in a daily paper it had that day been stated that the object of his Motion had been to restrict the means of pastoral instruction, whereas its effect would have been to augment those means to the amount of 1,200l a year, by adding that amount to the sum annually appropriated to the spiritual provision of the town.
§ Bill road 3°, and passed.