§ MR. CARVELL WILLIAMS (Nottinghamshire, Mansfield)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture what are the statutes which authorise payments to clergymen in lieu of tithe, who will be benefited by Sub-section 2 of Clause 2 of the Tithe Rent-charge (Rates) Bill; and, to what places will that provision apply.
§ * THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. LONG,) Liverpool, West Derby
So far as the payments in lieu of tithe referred to in Clause 2 of the Bill are, specifically settled by the Statute, they consist for the most part of the rent-charges given under private Acts of Parliament, and whether they are rateable or not depends on the terms of the Acts under which they are paid. In these circumstances it is impracticable for me to specify the statutes and places to which the clause applies.