HC Deb 18 February 1867 vol 185 c460

said, he rose to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether any Despatch relative to the reduction of the Ecclesiastical Establishment in Jamaica has been forwarded to the Governor of Jamaica; and, if so, whether he is willing to lay the same before Parliament; and, whether he will lay before; Parliament the Circular relative to such reduction addressed to the Clergy by the Bishop of Kingston?


said, in reply, that the despatch alluded to by the hon. Member was simply an acknowledgment of the receipt of a communication and of correspondence between Sir John Grant and the Bishop of Kingston; and all that it stated was, that when matters were more matured the Colonial Office would be ready to take the subject into consideration. The Circular only had reference to certain parochial charges transferred to voluntary contributions; and there was no correspondence on the subject in the Colonial Office that could be given to the House.