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Pluralities Act 1838

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CIIIRepeal of Part of 6 & 7 W.4 c.77.

And whereas in many Benefices in Wales and in the Counties adjacent thereunto many of the Inhabitants are imperfectly or not at" all instructed in the English Language, and it is expedient that Persons to be hereafter instituted or licensed to such Benefices should possess an adequate Knowledge of the Welsh Language : And whereas in and by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Sixth and Seventh Years of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act for carrying into effect the Reports of the Commissioners appointed, to consider the State of the Established Church in England and Wales, with reference to Ecclesiastical Duties and Revenues, so far as they relate to Episcopal Dioceses, Revenues, and Patronage, the said Commissioners were directed to prepare and lay before His then Majesty in Council a Scheme for preventing the Appointment of any Clergyman not fully conversant with the Welsh Language to certain Benefices with Cure of Souls in Wales : And whereas it is expedient to repeal such Enactment, and instead thereof to enact other Provisions of more general and extensive Application; be it therefore enacted, That the said Enactment shall be and the same is hereby repealed.

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