HC Deb 17 July 1876 vol 230 c1481

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department a Question of which I have given him private Notice. He was understood to say the other night that the Ecclesiastical Assessments Bill would be proceeded with to-night, and I now wish to ask whether it is the intention of the Government to proceed with the Bill this Session?


I regret very much that my answer the other night was misunderstood. What I meant to say, and what I believe I did say, was that I should be prepared to-night to state what the Government intended to do as regarded that Bill; and I may now say that, as I see no chance of the Bill passing this Session, I think it will be better to withdraw it.