HL Deb 18 June 1896 vol 41 cc1301-2

in moving the Second Reading of this Bill, said that in 1884 an Act was passed to divide the Sees of Gloucester and Bristol. The money necessary for carrying out that proposal had, he believed, now been subscribed, and the formation of the new See might be looked for shortly. By common consent certain alterations of the boundaries between the two Sees as fixed by the original Act had been determined upon, and the present Measure was brought in simply for the purpose of regulating those boundaries. He hoped that their Lordships would read the Bill a Second time.

Read 2a (according to Order); and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.