§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ LORD CRANWORTH
, in moving that the Bill be now read the second time, stated that its object was to enable religious and charitable or scientific societies to acquire land for the purposes of their buildings not exceeding two acres in extent without being obliged to comply with the provisions of the Mortmain Act.
THE LORD CHANCELLOR
said, he would not oppose the Bill, which, however, seemed very carelessly drawn, and would require considerable amendment in Committee. If it were not amended it would apply to dispositions made by will. He thought also it would be absolutely necessary that all deeds conveying land for such purposes to such societies should be enrolled, and should move a clause to that effect in Committee.
§ Motion agreed to: Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.