HC Deb 16 June 1890 vol 345 c1023
MR. J. WILSON (Lanark, Govan)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether it is lawful for Parochial Boards in Scotland (should they deem it expedient) to appoint a Roman Catholic chaplain in poorhouses in Scotland, and to allow him a suitable remuneration, or whether it is illegal to appoint as chaplain any person other than a clergy man of the Established Church?


There is no statutory provision on this subject; but I am not prepared to say that it would be illegal for a Parochial Board to remunerate a Roman Catholic clergyman for his attendance on inmates of that persuasion in cases where the number of such inmates is considerable.