HL Deb 08 February 1858 vol 148 cc852-3

Order of the Day for Second Reading read.


said, that, consequent on the alteration which had recently been made in the territorial limits of different dioceses in England, it happened that Bishops were now official trustees in districts which were removed into other dioceses. There was no power of substituting the Bishop of the new for that of the old diocese in these official trusts, and considerable inconvenience arose from the want of such a power. He had therefore prepared this short Bill, enabling the Charity Commissioners, upon the case being proved to their satisfaction, to substitute the Bishop who was intended by the founders to be the administrator of the trust, instead of the Bishop who had formerly occupied that position.


expressed his approval of the Bill.

Bill read 2a (according to Order), and committed to a Committee of the whole House on Friday next.