MR. CARVELL WILLIAMS (Notts., Mansfield)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in accordance with the provisions of the Act of 5 Victoria, cap. 6, 503 section 3, the Archbishop of Canterbury has applied for Her Majesty's licence authorising him to consecrate the Rev. G. L. King as Bishop of Madagascar; whether the Government have advised, or will advise, Her Majesty to grant such licence; and whether the Royal Warrant for the purpose has been signed?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The Archbishop of Canterbury having been requested to select a bishop for Madagascar has inquired of the Secretary of State whether if his Grace should make a formal application, Lord Salisbury would be prepared to recommend the Queen to grant Her Majesty's licence for the consecration of such a bishop. A reply in the affirmative has been returned to this inquiry. His Grace has not as yet made any such application.