HC Deb 06 April 1887 vol 313 c673

Order for Second Reading read.

MR. F. S. POWELL (Wigan), in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, the Bill was very simple, and for the purpose of repealing an Act giving the Church of England power to acquire sites for churches and burial grounds compulsorily, which had only been put in force once. The Act was not required by the Church, and as it was considered a grievance by Nonconformists it was desired to repeal it.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. F. S. Powell.)

MR. BIGGAR (Cavan, W.)

said, that apart altogether from the merits of the Bill, it ought not, in his opinion, to be proposed at the end of the Sitting. He did not think that the objects of the Bill had been sufficiently explained.

It being a quarter of an hour before Six of the clock, the Debate stood adjourned till To-morrow.

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