HL Deb 05 May 1903 vol 121 c1329


Order of the day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, I need not trouble your Lordships for more than a moment in moving the Second Reading of this Bill, which deals with a technical or rather, a purely local matter. There is a point in the neighbourhood of the city of Bristol at which three dioceses converge, and the arrangements which were made a few years ago for the adjustment of the boundaries in that particular district turned out not to work quite satisfactorily. It is desired to re-adjust them, and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners are given, by this Bill, power to lay before His Majesty in Council an order to re-arrange the boundaries. The assent of the three Bishops concerned has been obtained, and there is no opposition to the Bill from any quarter.

On Question, Bill read 2a (according to order), and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Friday next.