HL Deb 12 May 1891 vol 353 cc553-4

Order of the Day for the Third Reading, read.

Bill read 3a (according to order.)

Amendment made.


Before the Bill passes I wish to ask your Lordships' permission to move the insertion of a new clause. I explained upon the Report being received the reason for this new clause being required. It is manifest that if this Bill becomes an Act it will throw considerable and rather complicated duties upon the clergy with regard to the publication of banns, and it is essential that something is done to alleviate the difficulties thus arising. I, therefore, propose a new clause for that purpose, which will come between Clauses 20 and 21.

Amendment moved, After Clause 20, to insert as a new clause "It shall be the duty of the Registrar General to prepare and cause to be printed a form of banns-book suited to the provisions of this Act, and to transmit upon application from time to time a copy of the same to the minister of any church in which banns may be lawfully published."—(The Bishop of Carlisle.)

Agreed to.

Bill passed and sent to the Commons,