HC Deb 08 August 1879 vol 249 c530

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

On Question, "That this be the Preamble?"


said, he did not wish, at that stage, to offer any opposition to the passing of the Bill. He desired, however, to record the strong-sense of reprobation with which he viewed the steps which had been taken to hinder the progress of the measure, and the method by which the opposition to it had been conciliated—namely, by changing the title of the Bill. He was happy to think that, notwithstanding this, St. Giles's Cathedral would still continue to be known by its ancient title. It was pitiful to witness the opposition which had been offered to the Bill on the ground of its title, and he was not sure that the concessions which had been made to that opposition were not even more pitiful.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill reported; as amended, to be considered To-morrow.