HC Deb 08 June 1857 vol 145 c1341

said, he was anxious, for the convenience of hon. Members, to inform the House what was the course which he proposed to pursue in reference to this Bill. Acting in accordance with the statement which he had upon a previous occasion made, he had abstained from offering any opposition to its second reading, but, as he feared from the cheers which had followed the passing of the Bill through that stage that some misapprehension as to his intentions in relation to the future progress of the measure might prevail, he should beg leave to give notice that he should in Committee propose at the end of the new oath to add the words,— And I do make this promise, renunciation, abjuration, and declaration, heartily, willingly, and truly, on the true faith of a Christian.