§ On the Motion for the Second Reading of this Bill,
* MR. CARVELL WILLIAMS
said the Bill proposed to pay £200 per annum to the Archdeacon of Cornwall, and that sum was not to be subscribed by the Members of the Church in that diocese, but was to come out of the common fund of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, instead of coming out of the Truro Chapter endowment. The result, would be that the canonry would be better off by £200 a year, and the common fund of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners would be £200 worse off than it was at present. He pointed out that one of the purposes of the common fund of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners was the augmentation of small livings, and that this sum of money might be usefully applied in that way. Inasmuch, however, as the Bill did not 588 provide for any augmentation of the funds devoted to the national Church, and only involved a small rearrangement of the funds, he did not think it necessary to oppose it.
§ Read a Second time, and committed for Thursday.