§ MR. PICTON (Leicester)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he would be good enough to inform the House what progress has been made with the Return of Church Revenues granted last Session on the Motion of the Right honourable J. G. Hubbard (now Lord Addington), and when it may be expected to be completed?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. STUART-WORTLEY) (Sheffield, Hallam)
(who replied) said: In my answer given on the 5th of March in this House to the hon. Member for East Northamptonshire (Mr. Channing) I explained the great magnitude of the work of preparing this Report, and declined to forecast the date of its completion. I have nothing to add to that reply.
§ MR. STUART-WORTLEY
Elaborate inquiries have been addressed to no less than 14,000 incumbents of benefices, and some 12,000 replies have been received. Many of the replies are imperfect.