§ MR. PICTON (Leicester)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he has any objection to lay upon the Table a Return of the property held by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in the parish of St. Mary, Hornsey, in addition to Highgate Woods; and, of the annual income derived therefrom?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. STUART-WORTLEY) (Sheffield, Hallam)
The hon. Member must see that a Return granted in respect of one parish could scarcely be refused in respect of others. Disclosure of the Commissioners' landed income in separate parishes would cause great expense, and, in many cases, would amount to a disclosure of sums received from individual tenants or lessees. On these grounds, I feel unable to consent to the Return for which the hon. Member asks.