HC Deb 10 February 1857 vol 144 c489

in moving for leave to bring in a Bill to provide for the mode of securing and paying fixed incomes to ecclesiastical corporations, aggregate and sole, said, he believed he should be consulting the convenience of the House by not entering at the present moment into any statement as to the measure. He entertained the greater confidence in asking the House to assent to the introduction of the Bill, inasmuch as on two occasions they had agreed to the second reading of a Bill, which, although differing in some points of detail from the present Bill, was the same in principle. Those differences in points of detail he believed would be found to the advantage of the measure. He would not now enter upon those details, but take an early opportunity of doing so, and also of stating his views upon the subject generally.


seconded the Motion.


hoped the day fixed upon for the second reading would be after the production of the Report of the Commissioners.

Leave given.

Bill ordered to be brought in by the Marquess of BLANDFORD and Mr. GEORGE BUTT.

Bill read 1°.