HL Deb 03 March 1831 vol 2 c1254
Lord Dacre

presented a Petition from the Rev. Mr. Bliss, Rector of a populous Parish near Chichester, praying that the New Church Building Bill might be so amended, as not to affect his right to the presentation of a new Chapel, built in his parish by a Mr. Baker. The Commissioners under the former Church Building Acts, had given the right of presentation to Mr. Baker, but Mr. Bliss contended that it belonged to him, and had instituted, or was about to institute, proceedings to establish that right; and he was apprehensive that the provisions of the Church Building Bill, now before their Lordships, would interfere with his proceedings.

The Bishop of Chichester

observed, that Mr. Baker had complied with the requisites of the Act, and the Commissioners thought they had a right to give him the presentation, and he had acted upon their authority. If he had fallen into an error, it was owing to the Commissioners.

The Bishop of London

observed, that the Bill would not in the least affect Mr. Bliss's right, nor interfere with any proceeding of his to establish it.

Petition laid on the Table.

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