HC Deb 02 May 1928 vol 216 cc1869-70
Lieut.-Colonel RUGGLES-BRISE

I beg to move, That, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act, 1919, this House do direct that the Ecclesiastical Commissioners (Provision for Unbeneficed Clergy) Measure, 1928, be presented to His Majesty for Royal Assent. I do not think I need occupy the time of the House except to say that this Measure is concerned with the scope of the application of the Common Fund of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in order that certain elderly unbeneficed clergy may have an increase in their stipends. The Ecclesiastical Committee of the House recognise that it is necessary that the Measure should proceed, and there really is nothing controversial in it.


I beg to second the Motion.

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