HC Deb 12 September 1887 vol 321 c285
MR. J. G. TALBOT (Oxford University)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, as Her Majesty's Government are not prepared to recommend the issue of a Royal Commission on the subject of Tithe Rent-Charge, he will give an assurance to the House that the matter shall receive the early attention of Parliament in the next Session?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

, in reply, said, that the subject would receive the attention of Her Majesty's Government during the Recess; and he had every hope that it would be in their power to ask the early attention of Parliament to it next Session.

MR. H. GARDNER (Essex, Saffron Walden)

asked, whether the Government would limit their proposals to the Bill of this year; and whether they could not see their way to extending the scope of the new Bill, so as to remedy the abuses of the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836, and to bring about a readjustment of the impost?


said, he had already stated that the Government would give the matter their most serious consideration; and it must be obvious to the hon. Member that he could not now say what the result of that consideration would be.