HC Deb 05 July 1888 vol 328 cc436-7
MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Parliamentary Paper, relating to the revenues of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, will show, by counties in England and Wales, the gross amounts that became due and payable to the Commissioners during each of the years 1881 to 1887, in respect of Mining Rents, Royalties, Way-leaves, &c., under the following heads—namely, Coal; Ironstone; Fireclay; Limestone; Freestone; Lead Ore, and other products of Lead Mines; Tin Ores and Tin Streams; China Clays; Way-leave and Watercourse Rents; Instroke, Outstroke, and Shaft Rents; and, whether, if this is not the case, he will furnish such a Return?

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

The Church Revenues Return, in course of preparation, will show the revenue derived by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners from mineral property by counties in England and Wales for the year 1886; but will not give the separate sources of income as set out in the Question of the hon. Member. The preparation of the Return above referred to will tax the clerical resources of the Ecclesiastical Commission to the utmost for months to come; and it will not, therefore, be practicable to grant the further Return asked for.