HC Deb 03 June 1872 vol 211 cc1030-1

wished to ask the right hon. Member for Kilmarnock Whether he intends to give the House an opportunity of reconsidering the opinion it had expressed on Thursday night with regard to that portion of the Preamble of the Act of Uniformity Amendment Bill which related to the approval of Convocation being required to the provisions of the Bill?


, in reply, said, that although his objection to the measure had been in a great degree obviated by an Amendment made in it, he yet regarded himself as bound to fulfil the promise he had given to afford the House an opportunity of reconsidering its opinion on the point referred to. He had, however, no idea that the Report upon the Bill would have been brought up so promptly as the following day after the Committee, and therefore he had not given the necessary Notice to enable him to raise the question on that occasion. If the right hon. Gentleman at the head of the Government would not press the third reading that night, he would give the necessary Notice to enable him to raise the point on a future occasion.


said, he thought it would be as well for him to state that it was the intention of the Government to proceed with the third reading of the Bill that night, as it was desirable that it should be passed as promptly as possible, seeing that it would affect the form of service of the Church. The right hon. Gentleman had had ample opportunity, had he thought fit to do so, of giving Notice of his intention to take such a course that evening as he might deem it right to adopt with reference to the measure.