§ MR. JOHN CAMPBELL (Armagh, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that a protest has been made against the refusal of the Lord Chamberlain to license the production of a play of Maeterlinck's, entitled "Monna Giovanna; and whether he can take any steps to secure the grant of a licence.
§ THE SECRETARY or STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. RITCHIE,) Croydon
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. As to the second the matter rests with the Lord Chamberlain, who informs me that a licence to perform the play in French was refused after careful consideration, and that he sees no reason to alter his decision, nor can he hold out any hope that the matter will be reconsidered.