HC Deb 08 March 1881 vol 259 c540

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he can explain out it is that the Rectory of St. Margaret Pattens with St. Gabriel Fenchurch, found by the recent inquisition of the Bishop of London to be worth £811 per annum, is entered in the present Clergy List as population 229, value £214; and, whether, in prospect of promised legislation, he will take steps, through the Ecclesiastical or Charity Commissioners or otherwise, to have the correct values of all City livings ascertained, and the result communicated in good time to the House?


Sir, The Clergy List is not an official publication, and I have no cognizance whatever of statements contained in it. As to the question of promised legislation, I am afraid that it is so far distant that I have not yet begun even to collect materials.