11 FEBRUARY 1928, Page 2

This general approval was given on Tuesday in the House

of Bishops by 35 votes to 5 and in the House of Clergy by 247 votes to 35. In the House of Laity amendments were moved by the extremists. On the one hand Mr. Athelstan Riley recommended the postponement of the measure until 1931. Sir Thomas Inskip for the Evan- gelicals stated his belief that perpetual Reservation was a fatal bar not only to his own assent but to the passage of the Measure through the House of Commons. This is, of eourse, the • real root of the difficulty, and it was generally realized. The laity took their vote on Wednesday and gave the general approval by 196 votes to 80. The next step is for the Houses of Clergy and Laity severally to consider the Measure in detail.

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