MR. OWEN STANLEY
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Homo Department, If it is his intention, when the Chapel and Schools Site Bill is in Committee, to strike out the compulsory Clauses for obtaining sites for Chapels, limiting it to School sites only; and, if he intends to propose Clauses enabling owners of property with limited powers to grant or sell sites for Churches and Chapels by agreement?
, in reply, said, with respect to the first part of the Question, his hon. Friend had rightly apprehended one of the intentions of the Government—namely, to object to that portion of the Bill which gave compulsory powers for obtaining sites for chapels. With regard to the second part of the Question, he believed it was the intention of his hon. and learned Friend who had introduced the Bill fully to provide for increasing the powers to grant sites for churches and chapels by agreement; and if, on examination of the Bill, these powers did not appear complete, it would be his duty to offer Amendments to secure that object.