§ SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether the statement is correct that, with the sanction of Her Majesty the Queen, the Archbishop of Canterbury has deputed the Bishop of Peterborough to attend the approaching coronation at Moscow as a representative of the Church of England; and, if so, whether it is intended that the cost of this mission is to be defrayed from funds to be provided by this House?
who replied, said: The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative, and the answer to the second part is in the negative.
§ SIR WILFRID LAWSON
Is the deputation of a national character? Have the Government anything whatever to do with this mission, or does it spring entirely from the Bishop's own head?
I cannot speak as to what is in the Bishop's head, but the mission is not of an official character
I will not dispute with the hon. Baronet as to the definition of the word "national," but I have already explained the character of the mission.