HC Deb 05 March 1896 vol 38 c236
MR. R. W. PERKS (Lincolnshire, Louth)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies, what steps Her Majesty's Government intend to take in consequence of the judgment of the Committee of the Privy Council on 18th July 1895, on the subject of the Marriage Laws in Malta; and, whether he will place in the Library a copy of the cases, appendices, and evidence prepared on behalf of the Crown Advocate of Malta and the Protestant churches of Malta respectively?


In view of the Report of the Judicial Committee, the Governor of Malta will be instructed to resume the practice of issuing licences for the celebration of mixed marriages in Malta. The documents mentioned will be placed in the Library.


Is the right hon. Gentleman able to inform the House why the Order in Council of August 13 was not published in the London Gazette instead of remaining in the possession of the Colonial Office up to the present time?


Perhaps the hon. Member will give me notice of that Question.