HL Deb 29 June 1897 vol 50 c719

THE LORD PRIVY SEAL (VISCOUNT CROSS) moved the Second Reading of this Bill. He said the Bill was brought in by the late Government before they went out of office in order to do away with the effect of a decision on the Extraordinary Tithe Redemption Act of 1886. The Act was a compromise, and under Section 4 it was intended that the extraordinary tithe was to be capitalised and charged on the farm or on any particular parcel of ground which was subject to extraordinary tithe. The Courts had now held, however, that it was not to he charged on the farm, but on the parcel of land subject to extraordinary tithe. That was contrary to the spirit of the Act of 1886, and therefore this Bill was brought in.

Read 2a (according to Order), and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Friday next.