HC Deb 20 May 1901 vol 94 cc610-1
MR. CHARLES M'ARTHUR (Liverpool, Exchange)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, seeing that the House is to adjourn over 5th June, on which day the Church Discipline. Bill is set down for Second Reading, he can state whether the Government intend to introduce any legislation for the suppression of illegal practices in the Church of England, or to afford any facilities for dealing with this matter during the present session.


It is quite true the Bill to which my hon. friend refers is put down for the 5th June, but it does not stand first order; it is second to the Deceased Wife's Sister Bill, and my hon. friend has sufficient experience of the House of Commons to know that the second Order will not have the remotest chance of coming on upon that day. I do not think it is possible to provide the special facilities for a debate such as the hon. Member desires to see initiated.


I shall call attention to the subject on the motion for adjournment for the Whitsuntide recess.