HC Deb 18 July 1872 vol 212 c1366

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, When, in accordance with his undertaking on the 6th of May, he will introduce, either in this House or in the House of Lords, a Bill to amend the Irish Church Act of 1869; and, whether he can hold out any reasonable hope of that Bill being passed into Law during the present Session?


A Bill has been prepared embodying the Amendments thought necessary by the Irish Church Commissioners. The Bill had to be considered in certain points by the Treasury, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer regrets very much that, owing to the pressure of business, there has been some delay in considering the measure. I hope, however, the Bill will be approved by the Treasury, and be introduced very shortly in the other House. If it be found acceptable to the various parties interested, I see no reason why it should not still become law.