§ MR. PERKS (Lincolnshire, Louth)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that upon the marriage on Tuesday last of Mr. Campbell Swinton at St. George's Chapel, Albemarle Street, that gentleman was compelled to pay £25 to the officials of the Archbishop of Canterbury for a special licence to marry in that chapel, owing to the Bishop of London having declined to license the chapel (a proprietary one) for marriages, the Hector of St. George's, Hanover Square, the parish church, declining to consent to the licensing of the chapel for marriages; and whether he can inform the House who actually gets the benefit of the payment, or in what proportions or by what persons it is ultimately shared?
§ MR. ASQUITH
I must ask my hon. Friend to postpone this question until to-morrow, when I hope to be in possession of the necessary information which will enable me to answer it.