said, he wished to ask the Attorney General Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to bring in a Bill to amend the Divorce Act of last Session in reference to the Affidavits, which, in the opinion of the Judge Ordinary, can only be made before the Court sitting in London; and whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to bring in a Bill to extend the Law of Divorce to Ireland and those portions of Her Majesty's Dominions which are left unaffected by the Act of last year?
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
said, that in replying to the second question of the hon. Gentleman—first, he must state that certain measures were now under consideration relating to the Ecclesiastical Courts in Ireland, but they were not sufficiently matured to enable him to promise that they would be laid on the table during the present Session. As to the first question, there was probably a necessity for some further legislation with regard to Affidavits in the Divorce and Probate Courts, and that might be the subject of a substantive measure, but it certainly would not be proposed in the questionable shape of a Bill to amend the Divorce Act.