HC Deb 31 March 1843 vol 68 c288
Mr. Ross

wished to know whether it were the intention of the Government in the Irish Registration Bill, which it was understood they intended to introduce, to insert any clause to continue or to do away with the oath which Roman Catholics had to take at elections, that they would not make use of any power, right, or privilege given to them by the bill to injure the Established Church.

Sir J. Graham

replied, that the hon. Member had given notice of his intention to introduce a bill on the subject; he, therefore, should on the part of the Government abstain from giving an opinion on the principle of it until he heard the arguments which the hon. Gentleman would no doubt urge in his motion to introduce the measure. Her Majesty's Government had no intention to introduce any clause, or take any other proceeding on the subject.