§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, having regard to the Regulations respecting, foreign Orders and medals, published at the Foreign Office in February, 1883, and still in force, by which it is provided that no subject of Her Majesty shall accept a foreign Order from any foreign country or wear the insignia thereof without having previously obtained Her Majesty's permission, Her Majesty's Government will, in view of the recent incidents in Armenia, Constantinople, and Crete, recommend Her Majesty to withhold her permission to the acceptance of such Orders and the wearing of such insignia by any of her subjects in future?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
The Rules to which the Question refers are very precise in their character. But infringements never come before the Executive, nor has the Government any power to interfere.
In answer to a further Question by Mr. MACNEILL,
THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY said
I do not imagine that there is any constitutional authority which has the power.