§ MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)
asked Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland, with reference to the question usually put to Presbyterian witnesses who swear with uplifted hand in Ireland, Whether, considering the offence which such a question invariably gives to Presbyterian witnesses, and the undecided state of the law on the subject, he will introduce a provision to amend the law into the Oaths Bill, which is the first Order of the Day for Wednesday the 4th instant? In connection with the Question, might he ask the hon. Member for Northampton (Mr. Bradlaugh) whether he would accept such an Amendment as that proposed?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN) (Dublin University)
I shall confer with the English Law Officers on the subject of the hon. and learned Member's Question, and I shall communicate the result to him.
§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
So far as I am concerned I shall be glad to accept any Amendment to relieve anyone.