Mr. CLEMENT EDWARDS
asked the Home Secretary whether he can furnish to the House a return of the curates employed in the four dioceses of Wales, with the names of the parishes in which employed and the amount of their respective salaries, and also showing the sources from which their salaries are derived, whether out of the income of the incumbent or independently?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The greater part of the information asked for can only be obtained by inquiry of each individual incumbent throughout Wales. There were in 1906, 561 assistant clergy in the Principality. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners have made 263 grants towards the provision of stipends of assistant clergy. The stipends of the remainder would be provided from one or more of the following sources: (1) Private benefactions; (2) income of incumbents;194W (3) voluntary contributions (including grants from any diocesan or other Church societies).