HL Deb 18 April 1845 vol 79 cc931-2
The Earl of Powis

, on presenting petitions from a great number of places against the Union of the Sees of St. Asaph and Bangor, said that he should take that opportunity to put the question of which he had given notice on this subject. It would be in the recollection of the House, that last year he had introduced a Bill for the purpose of continuing to keep separate the Sees of St. Asaph and Bangor. The House agreed to the se- cond reading of this Bill; and, subsequently, in conformity with the advice of some noble Friends who had aided him in supporting the Bill, he had withdrawn it in consequence of the statement of the noble Duke, that Her Majesty's Assent was not likely to be given on the further progress of the Bill. In the present year he had introduced a similar Bill; and the second reading stood for Thursday, the 29th. The object of the question which he now wished to put, was to request the noble Duke to have the kindness to inform him whether it was the intention of Her Majesty's Ministers to interpose, in the present instance, Her Majesty's Prerogative, in a similar manner in which it was done last year; and which would have the effect of preventing the St. Asaph and Bangor Dioceses Bill passing that House?

The Duke of Wellington

replied, that the Bill alluded to by the noble Earl was for the repeal of so much of the Act of the 6th and 7th William IV., as related to the union of the Sees of St. Asaph and Bangor. This Bill was in the possession of their Lordships; and Her Majesty's Ministers' attention had been directed to it; and he could only say, in reply to the question of the noble Earl, that he had not received Her Majesty's authority to give Her Assent to the progress of the Bill.

The Earl of Powis

said, that he would on Monday state the course which he intended to pursue. With regard to the Bill, he was aware that it could not be proceeded with without the Assent of the Crown. He could not state the proposition which he should make; but whatever Motion he should make, Thursday, the 29th, would be the day on which he should submit it to the House.

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