HC Deb 06 March 1903 vol 119 cc5-6

(Surrey, Reigate): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a Return for the last ten years of cases in which application has been made to a bishop for leave to prosecute a clergyman for illegalities, and of the result of such applications.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers Douglas.) I understand that the hon. Member refers to information such as that contained in a Return of Proceedings under the Public Worship Regulation Act, 1874, which was published in 1899. That Return carries the matter down to the year 1898, and I am prepared to have it continued to the end of last year.