HC Deb 10 March 1891 vol 351 cc601-2
COLONEL SANDYS (Lancashire, S.W., Bootle)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether Her Majesty's Government are aware that an appeal from the recent decision of the Archbishop of Canterbury on serious issues affecting the Church of England is now pending before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council; and whether, in view of the extreme importance of the results of this appeal decision, Her Majesty's Government will consent to give an assurance that no person shall be appointed to sit as Judge for the hearing of this appeal who was not already a Privy Councillor before the commencement of the suit?


Her Majesty's Government have nothing whatever to-do with the selection of the members of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council who are to try any particular appeal.