HC Deb 18 January 1878 vol 237 cc157-8

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to introduce a Bill, during the present Session, which shall give effect to a Resolution passed unanimously by this House, viz.— That it is desirable to adopt measures for preventing simoniacal evasion of the Law, and checking abuses in the sale of livings in private patronage?


in reply, said, he saw no possibility of the Government being able, in the present Session, to introduce a Bill of the kind indicated in the Question of the hon. Member.