HC Deb 14 July 1843 vol 70 c1190
Mr. Ross

begged to ask the right hon. the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he was aware, that the decision of the judges, as to mixed marriages, had caused great consternation amongst the Presbyterians in Ireland. He also wished to know, if the House of Lords adopted that decision of die judges, and whether the Government would introduce any measure to prevent the unpleasant consequences that must arise from such adoption of the decision.

Sir J. Graham

said, that the lion. Member must perceive that it would be impossible for him to give a positive answer to the question which had been put to him, he did not by any means undervalue its importance, and a strong opinion was entertained by the Government, that it was desirable the law should he ascertained, whatever inconvenience might arise from such a decision. The hon. Member must be aware that the judges only had as yet given their opinion. The House of Lords had not as yet decided on the subject, and as he could not anticipate what the decision of the Lords might be, it must be evident that the Government could not state, pending the decision of the House of Lords, what course they might take under the circumstances referred to