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Sequestration Of Benefices Bill

Volume 117: debated on Friday 27 June 1851

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Order for Second Reading read.

observed that no reasons had been assigned for making what appeared to him to be a very unjust and partial alteration in the law, and he should therefore oppose the Motion, and move as an Amendment that the Bill he read a second time that day six months.

said, that he had stated in a private note to the right hon. Baronet the reasons which had induced him to bring the Bill forward. He had pointed out to the Government the evils of the existing law, and had asked them to bring forward a measure themselves, which they had refused to do. He would not say what he thought of their conduct, but he gave notice that he would for the remainder of the Session divide the House against every Bill brought forward by the Government after twelve o'clock at night.

The House divided; Mr. Frewen was appointed one of the Tellers for the Yeas; but no Member appearing to he a second Teller for the Yeas, Mr. Speaker declared the Noes had it.

Words added; Main Question, as amended, put, and agreed to:—Second Reading put off for three months.

The House adjourned at One o'clock till Monday next.