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Census Bill

Volume 203: debated on Monday 8 August 1870

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Lords' Amendments

Lords' Amendments considered.

said, he had to move that the House disagree from the Lords' Amendment. First Amendment, page 2, line 14, after the word "condition" insert the words "religious profession," read a second time.

Motion made, and Question put, "That this House doth disagree with The Lords in the said Amendment."

The House divided:—Ayes 101; Noes 40: Majority 61.

said, he must express his great regret that, in some form, a religious Census of the people was not to be obtained. Very strong representations on the subject had reached him.

Committee appointed, "to draw up Reasons to be assigned to The Lords for disagreeing to the said Amendments:—Mr. Secretary BRUCE, Mr. GLADSTONE, Mr. CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER, Mr. ATTORNEY GENERAL, Mr. SOLICITOR GENERAL, Mr. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN, Mr. STANSFELD, Mr. DODSON, Mr. GLYN, and Mr. ADAM:—To withdraw immediately; Three to be the quorum.

Reasons for disagreeing to The Lords Amendments reported, and agreed to.

To be communicated to The Lords.