§ CAPTAIN ARCHDALL
said, he rose to ask, Whether the Government intend 2194 to introduce any measure early next Session to alter the Law of Marriage in Scotland, so as to make it in accordance with that of civilized nations?
§ VISCOUNT PALMERSTON
was under-stood to say that the Question was a large one, and that he could not undertake to promise off-hand that the law on the subject would be considered by the Government.
§ MR. HENNESSY
said, he should like to know what Her Majesty's Government intend to do in regard to the Marriage Law in Ireland. At that moment there was the verdict of an Irish jury which had been upheld by the decision of the full Court of Common Pleas in Ireland, declaring Miss Longworth to be the lawful wife of Major Yelverton; and now they had further the decision of the final Court of Appeal that, according to the law of Scotland, she is not the wife of that gentleman.
§ SIR GEORGE GREY
said, the question in the case alluded to was one of fact, not of law. Surely the hon. Gentleman could not mean to say that a marriage performed by a Roman Catholic Priest between a Protestant and Roman Catholic was legal?