HC Deb 13 August 1857 vol 147 cc1605-6

Order for Second Reading read.


in moving the second reading of this Bill, said that, in fulfilment of the promise which he made last Session, a Bill was introduced in the other House this Session for the purpose of making permanent regulations with respect to the administration of the Roman Catholic Charities in this country, which Charities, owing to the peculiar conditions attached thereto, were exempted from the general law relating to Charities passed in 1853. Since that time, short Bills had been passed from year to year to exempt the Roman Catholic Charities, until a satisfactory permanent measure could be framed with regard to them. The Bill introduced this year was referred by the other House to a Select Committee, who reported that, in consequence of important questions having been brought before them, there was not sufficient time this Session to frame a permanent measure, and they therefore recommended that another short Bill should be passed to continue the exemption till next year. This Bill had been accordingly introduced for that purpose.


said, he fully agreed that it was highly expedient that some measure with respect to Roman Catholic Charities should be passed.

Bill read 2°, and committed for Tomorrow.