HC Deb 05 May 1896 vol 40 c656

Considered in Committee.

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clause 2,—

* MR. CARVELL WILLIAMS (Notts, Mansfield)

said, this Bill related to public funds, and for that reason he had inquired whether the Government had examined the Bill. To-day he had received a communication from the Home Secretary, who assured him that the Measure had been examined by the Government, and that they considered the Bill a reasonable one, and not open to any financial objection. That being the case, and as he was told that it might possibly afford relief to perhaps a thousand poor clergymen, he would certainly not oppose it.

MR. SAMUEL EVANS (Glamorgan, Mid) moved, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."

Motion agreed to.

Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.

Adjourned at Ten minutes before One o'clock.