HC Deb 05 June 1866 vol 183 c1941

said, ho would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he will not postpone from the 13th instant the Order for the second reading of the Government Bill for the Abolition of Compulsory Church Bates, as the Oxford Commemoration is to be held on that day?


said, he was exceedingly sorry when he felt obliged to decline compliance with such a request as the noble Viscount had made; but he did not think that any considerable number of Members would be likely to attend the Commemoration, and as the Government were very desirous of taking the opinion of the House on the principle of the Bill, he could not, having regard to the period of the Session and the state of the public business, consent to postpone the Order.