HC Deb 08 July 1875 vol 225 cc1141-2

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, with reference to the Motion for a Committee for Inquiry as to the laws relating to Jesuits, the discussion of which was interrupted by a count-out on the 6th instant, Whether he will be good enough to state specifically what further information he requires as to the operations of this Order beyond the fact that Cardinal Manning has declared that they are the leaders of the great Catholic Mission in this country, and that the object of that Mission is to "bend or break the Imperial power of England into submission to the Papacy?"


rose to Order. He wished to know the authority of the hon. Member for the statements contained in his Question.


said, they were reported in The Tablet newspaper, 20th July, 1872.


The hon. Gentleman inquires whether I want any further information on the subject of the Jesuits than that conveyed in some remarks of his own which he was prevented from continuing owing to the House being unfortunately counted out. I beg to tell the hon. Gentleman that if I want further information upon this subject I know where to get it.



said: Considering the importance of the subject involved in the Question, I hope I may be allowed to point out that the right hon. Gentleman has not really given me any reply. ["Order, order!"] My Question was, whether the First Lord of the Treasury did require any further information? ["Order, order!"]


The hon. Member having already put his Question and received a full Answer, it cannot be put again.