HL Deb 11 March 1859 vol 153 c10

begged to lay on the table a Bill to relieve certain persons from the payment of church rates. He could not now enter into the details of the measure, but would simply state that it proposed that persons who had already contributed to their own place of worship, should be allowed to make that a ground of exemption from contributing to church rates. A Bill had been brought into the other House of Parliament which it was hoped would have been considered a fair settlement of the question; but as that Bill had been rejected, he begged to be allowed to introduce this measure, the full details of which he would enter into on an early day.

Bill to relieve certain Persons in England and Wales from the Payment of Church Rates, and to amend the Law relating to the Collection thereof, presented, and read 1a.

House adjourned at a quarter past Six o'clock, to Monday next, Eleven o'clock.