HC Deb 10 July 1876 vol 230 c1177

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, When he proposes to introduce the Bill which he has promised with respect to the vicarage of Halifax?


in reply, said, this question had attracted the attention of the Government, and he had hoped that by this time a Bill would have been introduced, probably in the other House. There was a difficulty, however, which the Government did not see their way to get over—namely, that the Act which regulated the Vicarage of Halifax was a private Act; and, as private interests must therefore be affected, the Government had come to the conclusion that it would be necessary to deal with the subject by a Private Bill.