HC Deb 29 June 1925 vol 185 cc2005-6
37. Captain GUNSTON

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can give figures estimating the total loss to the clergy due to the depreciation of the tithe between the year 1884 and the year when the tithe again rose to par?


My right hon. Friend has no reliable information as to the actual amount of tithe rentcharge that was payable in each year to incumbents, but he is endeavouring to frame as close an estimate as possible, having regard to the various factors involved, and will communicate the result to my hon. and gallant Friend.