HC Deb 10 October 1916 vol 86 c74

Order for Second Beading read.


Might I ask the hon. Gentleman if he will briefly explain to the House the object of this Bill?


Shortly, it is seeking legislative power to change the doctrinal creeds of a particular chapel for which money has been left in trust, but which the trustees of a place of worship now think ought to be handed over to a particular denomination. I fancy in this particular case it is Congregational. The Welsh Calvinistic Methodists are prepared to take over this, and the Church Authorities desire to hand it over. It is an agreed proposal which the Charity Commissioners are bringing forward, and therefore we hope the House will take it as an agreed Bill.