HC Deb 02 September 1887 vol 320 c917
MR. SUMMERS (Huddersfield)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, seeing that the decisions of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council show that a Bishop nominated by the Crown and consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury will be a successor to the Into Bishop of Natal for all practical purposes, and seeing that the members of the Church of England in Natal will be perfectly satisfied with such an appointment, the Crown will nominate Sir G. Cox (who has been unanimously indicated by the Church Council of Natal as acceptable), or some other fit person to the vacant see?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

I must refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on the 18th ultimo in reply to a somewhat similar question. As I then stated, Her Majesty's Government do not intend to reverse the decision which has been adhered to up to the present, not to take any action in the absence of an application from the Archbishop of Canterbury for a mandate.