HC Deb 20 July 1874 vol 221 c298

asked the Under Sectary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether answers have been received from Her Majesty's Envoys in Foreign Countries as to the existence and operations of Laws there relating to Monastic and Conventual Institutions; and if he can state when that information will be laid before the House?


Sir, early in the Session I promised the hon. Member for North Warwickshire (Mr. Newdegate) to endeavour to obtain the information mentioned by my hon. Friend, and place that information in the Library of the House. But my hon. Friend the Member for North Warwickshire has had a Motion for an Address to the Crown on the subject upon the Paper ever since; and, until that Motion is disposed of, or taken off, I have thought it more respectful to the House and to the hon. Member to refrain from placing the information in the Library which I had conditionally promised.