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Ecclesiastical Appointments Suspension

Volume 48: debated on Monday 1 July 1839

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moved for leave to introduce a bill for the further suspension of ecclesiastical appointments. It was not, as he had stated the other evening, his intention to proceed further this Session with the Ecclesiastical Duties and Revenues Bill, and he therefore wished to continue the bill now in force for the suspension of ecclesiastical appointments for another year, with some slight alterations. He proposed to give power in certain cases to renew leases, the want of this power being now greatly complained of, and he proposed also, that where there should be vacancies in ecclesiastical preferments, they should be disposed of on the same principle as was intended by the Revenues Bill. Thus, if there were two vacancies in the dignitaries of the cathedral of Canterbury, and another vacancy should occur, he proposed that the third vacancy should be filled up. Leave given.