HC Deb 07 March 1893 vol 9 cc1251-2
MR. HENRY HOBHOUSE (Wilts, Devizes)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Welsh Church Bill, now before the House, includes in its operation portions of several English dioceses, but excludes portions of several Welsh dioceses; and, if so, whether he will state the names of those dioceses and the number of the parishes respectively included and excluded, with their aggregate population and the aggregate value of their livings?


The geographical limits of the Bill include one benefice in the diocese of Chester, one in the diocese of Lichfield, and 10 in the diocese of Hereford, which are situate wholly in Wales. There are two benefices in the diocese of Chester and 10 in the diocese of Hereford which are situate partly in England and partly in Wales. The only Welsh diocese, any part of which lies outside the geographical limits of the Bill, is that of St. Asaph, in which there are 14 benefices situate wholly in England and three benefices situate partly in England and partly in Wales. The detailed information asked for in the last part of the question cannot be conveniently given in an answer, but will be laid on the Table if the hon. Member will move for a Return.


Does the right hon. Gentleman intend to introduce into his Bill an Amendment dealing with the parishes which are partly in England and partly in Wales?


I should like the noble Lord to give notice of the Question.