MR. LLOYD MORGAN (Carmarthen, W.)
I bog to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is true that a Protestant soldier stationed at Malta, where thousands of British Protestant soldiers are now stationed, cannot be legally married to a native in that Island without first taking an oath to firing up his children in the Roman Catholic faith, even when the Roman Catholic native is willing to have the marriage celebrated without such a condition?
MR. B. STANHOPE
I have no official knowledge on the subject. The marriage in Malta of a Roman Catholic is not valid unless the ceremony be per formed by a Catholic priest, who may very probably decline to act without the oath or declaration referred to in the question. There has been no recent change in the law as regards mixed marriages.