HC Deb 14 May 1866 vol 183 cc871-2

said, in the absence of his hon. Friend (Mr. Hadfield), he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, as the Parliamentary Oaths Amendment Bill has been passed and the Qualification for Offices Abolition Bill having passed both Houses of Parliament, he will consider it necessary in this or in any future Session to bring in a yearly Indemnity Bill, or whether he considers such Indemnity Bill will be unnecessary when the Royal Assent is obtained to the Qualification for Offices Abolition Bill?


replied that the principal object with which the Annual Indemnity Bill was passed had been put an end to since the Qualification for Offices Bill had received the Royal Assent. It was, however, desirable, before entirely dispensing with such a Bill, to carefully consider the various Acts of Parliament which might make such a Bill necessary. The question was at present being investigated.