HC Deb 13 August 1896 vol 44 c756

Message from the Lords as to the Amendments to this Bill considered.


said that the Lords had struck out a clause which had been inserted in that House the object of which was to preserve the church of St. Mary Woolnoth. Their Lordships had also inserted a clause providing for the distillation of the money to be paid as compensation by the railway company to the churchwardens. The message from the Lords stated that they did not insist now on striking out Clause 7—that was to say, they accepted the Amendment of the Commons that the clause preserving the church should remain. Their Lordships, however, did insist on the clause which they inserted making proper provision for the disposal of the money to be paid by the railway company to the vicar and churchwardens. Formerly he had grave doubts on this point, but he thought that the Lords had now shown that this clause really did not depend on the other. It was admitted that some alterations had to be made in the church; a portion of the graveyard had to be taken; and it was desirable that the money should be dealt with in proper form. He moved that the House do not insist on disagreement with the Amendment made by the Lords.

Motion agreed to.