§ Order for the consideration of the Bill, as amended, read.
LORD JOHN MANNERS
said, he should move the omission of Clause 24, because he objected to anything which gave a permanent character to the Commission, or indicated an intention always to retain a costly Commission for the purpose of inquiring once in every five or ten years whether the estate of a bishop was £4,950 or above £5,000 a year.
§ Amendment proposed "To leave out Clause 24."
§ SIR GEORGE GREY
said, that the Commission was a necessary adjunct to the machinery provided by the Bill, and if, as the noble Lord apprehended, that its duties became merely nominal, the Legislature could make some other arrangement.
§ Question put, "That Clause 24 stand part of the Bill."
§ The House divided:—Ayes 94; Noes 12: Majority 82.
§ Clause agreed to.
said, he rose to move the adjournment of the debate in consequence of the absence of an hon. Member who had a clause to propose protecting the rights of a person interested.
§ SIR G. GREY
said, that no new clause could now be brought up, but a clause might be moved in another place.
§ MR. SPEAKER
reminded the hon. Member that by moving the adjournment of the debate he would not improve his position, because the clause could not be proposed when the debate was resumed.
§ Motion by leave withdrawn.
§ Bill to be read 3° on Monday next.