§ MR. JESSE COLLINGS
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If his attention has been called to a proceeding reported in The Liverpool Daily Post, of April 28th, which took place on the occasion of the burial of a Nonconformist named Goldsworthy, when the Vicar of St. Peter's, Newton, refused to allow the body to be carried into the Church, but directed it to be taken to the grave, where it was interred with the usual grave-side service; whether he will state if the action of the Vicar in refusing to admit the body of Mr. Goldsworthy into the Church was legal; and, whether he will cause inquiries to be made into all the circumstances of the case?
I must apologize to the hon. Member for not answering the Question. These are ecclesiastical matters of which I am not in charge.
§ SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT
Either this transaction was contrary to the law or it was not. If it was according to the law, I do not think that my hon. Friend can apply to anybody; if it was. contrary to the law, he can apply to the Courts of Law.