HC Deb 10 April 1888 vol 324 c856
COLONEL EYRE (Lincolnshire, Gainsborough)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he will consent to the introduction of a clause into the Local Government Bill repealing so much of Section 12 of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1882, as refers to the disqualification of persons in holy orders and regular ministers of dissenting chapels from sitting on Councils?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

There will be no indisposition on the part of the Government to assent to an amendment of the Local Government Bill to the effect that Section 12 of the Municipal Corporations Act shall be excepted from the provisions of that Act which are to apply to the elections of the new Councils proposed to be constituted.