§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a." —(The Earl of Chichester.)
§ THE EARL OF POWIS
trusted, that when in Committee, their Lordships would see that a clause was inserted in it empowering the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to make provision for the appointment of two or three curates to assist the Vicar of Rochdale. Such assistance would be absolutely necessary, if the vicar's labours were to be fruitful. Much had been said respecting the large amount of detail work with which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners were saddled. He thought it would be better if estates were managed by local trustees, subject to the examination of the Commissioners, in the same way as charity trustees managed estates under the supervision of the Charity Commissioners.
§ Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed for To-morrow.