HC Deb 16 June 1913 vol 54 c53W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the Oxford University (St. Edmund Hall and Gatcombe Rectory) Bill, whereby parochial funds will be diverted from a rural parish and devoted to a post in Oxford University; whether he is aware that this Bill has the approval of the Bishop of Winchester and other ecclesiastical authorities; and whether, accepting this Bill as an index of episcopal desires, he will support a suggestion which may be sent with the Established Church (Wales) Bill to another place to the effect that further sums may be taken out of ecclesiastical endowments than those already taken under the Bill, such further sums to be handed over to the University of Wales?


My attention has been called to this Bill, but I am unable to express an opinion as to whether any of its provisions afford an index of episcopal desires in connection with the question of the application of ancient ecclesiastical endowments.