HL Deb 24 April 1845 vol 79 c1240
The Earl of Powis

, having presented six petitions against the union of the Sees of St. Asaph and Bangor, and for the immediate appointment of a Bishop of Manchester, said that he now proposed to lay on the Table a Bill to enable Her Majesty to make certain provisions for preventing that union, and for making that appointment. The latter part of the Bill was founded on the suggestion made in a former debate—that the measure would be incomplete without it; but it might be severed from the Bill without injuring the remainder. As his purpose was to obviate objections with respect to the prerogative, the Bill differed considerably from the former, and gave powers to Her Majesty directly, which the other only gave incidentally. He proposed that the former Bill be withdrawn; and that this new Bill be laid on the Table, read a first time, printed, and ordered to be read a second time on Friday, May 2.

Bill read 1a.

Lord Monteagle

gave notice that in some stage of the Bill he would move a counter-proposition—that which was contained in the first Report of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, namely, for the application of the revenues of one of these Welsh bishoprics, not to the General Episcopal Fund, but for the benefit of the parochial clergy of the Principality. He should be able to show that the circumstances referred to in that Report now existed.

House adjourned.