HL Deb 23 August 1831 vol 6 c450
Lord Kenyon

proposed the second reading of a Bill, which had for its object the enabling parishes to provide employment for the labourers in agriculture. He hoped the House would allow the Bill to be read a second time, and to go to a Committee, where every explanation might be given of the different clauses.

The Duke of Richmond

had no objection to allow the Bill to go to a Committee, but he wished to guard himself against the supposition that he approved of the whole Bill, as he considered there were objectionable clauses in it, particularly those which related to forming new parishes.

The Earl of Orford

would not oppose the Bill, though he thought there were many obstacles to its final accomplishment. One part of it fixed a money rate of tithes, a principle which the House had decided against during the present Session.

Bill read a second time, and referred to a Committee up-stairs.