§ Mr. STUART-WORTLEY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether, under the provisions of the Established Church (Wales) Bill, and after Disestablishment, the bishops for the time being of the four Welsh dioceses will, or will not, be members of the corporation of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England; and which is the provision of the Bill by which this question is determined?
§ Mr. ELLIS GRIFFITH
There is no special provision in the Bill dealing with the matter referred to by the right hon.1896W Gentleman, but on an expression of their views by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, the Government is prepared to consider such a provision.
§ Mr. C. BATHURST
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the estimated value of the property comprised in paragraphs (a) and (b), respectively, of Sub-section (1) of Section 18 of the Established Church (Wales) Bill?
§ Mr. McKENNA
Paragraph (a) comprises the whole of the property alienated under the Bill other than the ancient episcopal and capitular estates now vested in the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and amount roughly to about £131,000 per annum. Paragraph (6) comprises these ancient episcopal and capitular estates, the estimated value of which is about £26,700 per annum.