HC Deb 09 August 1855 vol 139 c2066

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any Address had been presented to Her Majesty praying for the revival of Convocation, and whether any answer had been given to such Address: and if he had any objection to lay copies of the same on the table of the House?


Sir, an Address was transmitted to me not long ago from the Upper House of Convocation, praying that Her Majesty would be pleased to grant Her licence to Convocation to consider and agree on a canon or constitution to be submitted for Her approval for the purpose of modifying the representation of the clergy in the Lower House of Convocation. That Address had been laid before Her Majesty, and an answer had been returned to the Archbishop of Canterbury. There would be no objection to produce the Address of the Upper House of Convocation and the reply thereto. But he might state that Her Majesty had not been advised to comply with the prayer of the Address.