HL Deb 25 June 1861 vol 163 cc1546-7

, in presenting the Report from the Select Committee to whom this Bill had been referred, said, the Committee had given it great attention, and had made many alterations in it; but as, in his opinion, the essential principle of the measure was preserved, he should ask the House to agree to all the Amendments except one. A clause had been introduced enacting that "no scheme for creating a new See, or creating a new Dean and Chapter, shall take effect until it has been laid for six weeks before both Houses of Parliament, nor if within that time either House of Parliament shall have addressed the Crown in opposition to it." The attendance of Members of the Select Committee on the occasion when that proviso was introduced was small, and he believed that several voted for the clause under the impression that the noble Earl (the Earl of Derby) was in favour of such a provision. He felt that the clause was inconsistent with the principle of the Bill, and lie should ask their Lordships to reverse the decision of the Select Committee when the Bill was before them in Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.


said, if the noble Lord should think it necessary to propose to reverse the decision of the Select Committee he should feel absolved from giving any assistance whatever to any other portion of the Bill.


suggested, that it was desirable the minutes of the Select Committee should be laid on the table and printed.

Bill reported, with Amendments; and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.