§ Amendments reported (according to Order).
*LORD STANLEY OF ALDERLEY
said, he would like to ask a question with regard to the payment of fees. A number of charges were specified, particularly with regard to the transmission of the right of patronage. He would not object to them if they were for the benefit of the Church, but they would only benefit those legal gentlemen who sometimes charged more than was charged by the solicitors of laymen, and perhaps the noble and learned Lord on the Woolsack would give some information as to those fees.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, I find it impossible to state off-hand what are the right fees to be paid, but I 1hink I may assure the noble Lord they are not likely to be excessive. In fact, the charges which wore made under the Church Discipline Act were found to err rather on the side of too limited charges. It was, in fact, found that they had been so framed with a view to strict economy that they were too economical to work. If these charges have been made in the same spirit I am quite sure the same difficulty will arise.
§ Report of Amendments agreed to.
§ Bill to be read 3a on Tuesday next.