§ THE EARL OF SELBORNE
My Lords, in the unavoidable absence of the most rev. Primate, the Archbishop of Canterbury, I beg to move to resolve, That in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act, 1919, this House do direct that the Diocesan Boards, of Finance Measure, 1925, be presented to His Majesty for the Royal Assent. This Measure refers purely to administration and is, I believe, quite uncontroversial. It is founded on the recommendations of the Commission that inquired into the property and revenues 1499 of the Church and over which my noble and learned friend on the Woolsack first presided, being followed in the chair by Sir George Murray. The Measure has since become urgently necessary owing to the provisions of the Dilapidations Measure, which has become law. The Ecclesiastical Committee has commended it to Parliament and recommended its adoption. I beg to move.
§ [From Minutes of December 14.]