HC Deb 01 July 1890 vol 346 cc457-8
MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON (Shropshire, Oswestry)

I have a question on the Paper of my intention to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he is aware that violent resistance to the payment of tithe rent-charge has been renewed in Wales; that at Llannefydd, in the Vale of Clwyd, Mr. Stevens and a distraining party were unable to proceed with the recovery of tithe rent-charge by the ordinary means provided by the law owing to the disturbance of rioters; that stones were thrown, and one of the emergency men injured; whether he is also aware that there are at present arrears of tithe rent-charge in Wales amounting to thousands of pounds; that grave breaches of the peace are anticipated during the winter should remedial legislation be any longer denied; and whether, in the interests of law, order, and justice, he will recommend the House to proceed with the Tithe Rent-Charge Recovery Bill in the present Session? At the request of my right hon. Friend I beg to postpone the question until Thursday.