§ MR. D. A. THOMAS
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is intended by Clause 6, Sub-section (1) (a), of the Established Church Wales Bill that the amount of £976 6s., given in Return 240 of last Session as being derived by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners from ground rents in the parish of Aberdare, is to be vested by the Welsh Commissioners in the Aberdare District Council, or whether it will form part of the central fund, to be applied, in the first instance, towards payment of the expenses of carrying the Act into operation, and subject thereto to purposes for the benefit of Wales generally?
§ MR. ASQUITH
The ground rents to which my hon. Friend refers, not being attached to a parochial benefice, 1257 will come within the operation of Clause 9, paragraph (b), and therefore will be appropriated in the manner indicated in the second paragraph of his question. I may, however, remind him of the duty imposed upon the Commissioners by Sub-section (2) of Clause 9 to pay due regard to the wants and circumstances of the parish in which the property is situate, and to the circumstances of each particular case.