§ MR. PICTON (Leicester)
asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether, having regard to the numerous and strong objections raised against the Marriages (Attendance of Registrars) Bill by Nonconformist organizations and organs of opinion, he intends to press that measure?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER) (Isle of Wight)
, in reply, said, Her Majesty's Government did intend to persevere with the Bill, and the amount of support that they had received from many quarters justified them in the belief that there were many of its provisions which were such as Nonconformists considered of great value. He was fully aware that objections from some quarters had been raised; and it was in order that those objections might be fairly discussed that he had himself put down a Notice of Motion, which had been upon the Paper for three weeks, to refer the Bill to a Select Committee. Her Majesty's Government hoped that those who had put down Blocking Notices to the Bill would not prevent this course being adopted.