HL Deb 03 April 1862 vol 166 c430

asked, Whether it was the intention of her Majesty's Government to bring in any Bill for the Consolidation of the Church Discipline Acts.


said, that a question similar to that of the noble Marquess, respecting the intention of the Government to introduce a measure for consolidating the Church Discipline Acts had already been put in another place. He had therefore already under his consideration the propriety of introducing such a measure, and Her Majesty's Government had taken steps for that purpose. He had communicated with a person most competent to undertake that duty, and had arranged with him to enter upon the task, He had also been in communication with the right rev. Bench upon the subject of an Act for the better enforcement of Church Discipline; and if he saw any probability of being able to deal satisfactorily with the question, it was probable that he should lay a Bill upon the table in the course of the present Session. Any more definite answer he was not prepared to give.