§ Bill considered in Committee [Progress 22nd June].
§ (In the Committee.)
moved to omit Clause 2, and to insert the following Clause—(Provided, however, That in case the said incumbent shall fail or refuse to nominate a fit and proper person as minister to such chapel, Or in case any disagreement or dispute shall arise between the persons so applying and the incumbent, either in respect of the sufficiency of the said services, or of the, provision for the performance of such services, or for the minister, or in respect of the minister to be nominated, then the bishop of such diocese (after the expiration of three calendar mouths from the receipt of such application as aforesaid, due notice, of such application having been giving by the persons so applying to the, incumbent,) may signify in writing to the incumbent the name of the minister whom it is his intention to nominate as the officiating minister of such chapel; and in case the incumbent shall not, within fourteen days from such last notification, signify in writing his dissent to such nomination, it shall be lawful for the bishop to nominate and license, such minister: Provided, nevertheless, That in case the incumbent shall, within the same fourteen days, signify his dissent therefrom, such nomination shall be referred by the said bishop to the archbishop of the province in which such diocese shall be situated, and such licence shall not be granted without the approval in writing of the said archbishop;)—(Colonel Pennant,)—brought up, and read 1o; 2o.
said, he would propose, to insert in the new clause words which would have the effect; of making competency to perform the services in English the only thing that should be indispensable in the minister appointed.
§ Amendment proposed, in line 6, after the word "nominated," to insert the words "to perform divine service in English."—(Mr. Lygon.)
MR. H. A. BRUCE
said, he must oppose the Amendment, on the ground that ability to perform the services in English was not sufficient; they should be performed in an intelligent manner.
§ Question put, "That those words be there inserted."
§ The Committee divided:—Ayes 6; Noes 46: Majority 40.
§ House resumed.1496
§ Bill reported, with Amendments; as amended, to be considered on Thursday next, and to be printed. [Bill 190.]