§ THE EARL OF CARLISLE moved the Second Reading of this Bill. The Commissioners for subdividing Parishes had presented two reports, and it was with a view of carrying into effect the greater part of the recommendations in their first report that the present law had been framed. The object of the Bill was to impart as parochial a character as possible to all divisions and subdivisions of parishes; and its details were chiefly directed to provide a sufficient amount of income for those clergymen who have the charge of such divisions of parishes. The Commissioners had recommended that some arrangement should be made to do away with Church Rates in their present objectionable form; but it had not been thought right to introduce any clause for that purpose in the present Bill. He thought the measure before their Lordships would have the effect of promoting Church extension throughout the country in a manner most unobjectionable to all parties.
§ THE EARL of POWIS
hoped that some provision would be inserted in the Bill with reference to outlying parts of parishes.
§ Bill read 2a.