HC Deb 17 May 1881 vol 261 cc694-5

said, he would on Thursday next ask the Prime Minister, Whether, seeing that Acts of Parliament had been passed for the purpose of relieving two noble Lords from the penalty which they had incurred last Session for having sat in the House of Lords without having taken the usual Oath, it was the intention of the Government to propose a similar measure of relief in the case of Mr. Bradlaugh?


wished to put a Question to the Speaker with reference to the proceedings of the House. He desired to know, Whether, acting on the precedent which had been set by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for North Devon (Sir Stafford Northcote) in the case of Mr. Bradlaugh, it would be competent for any hon. Member to make a similar Motion for the purpose of ascertaining the orthodoxy of the theological views of Mr. Thomas Collins when he presented himself at the Table to take the Oath?


The Question put to me is on a point of Order which has not arisen, and, therefore, I decline to answer it.

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