§ MR. THOMAS SHAW (Hawick Burghs)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Report of the Royal Commission on the affairs of the United Free Church and Free Church of Scotland has been received; whether he is aware of the anxiety in the public mind upon the subject and the general desire; to put an end to the uncertainties and litigation with regard to the numerous church fabrics and properties affected; and whether he can accordingly see his 1739 way to expedite the printing and issue of the Report.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I am desirous of having this Report in my own possession and in the possession of the whole House. Of course, it does not rest with me to take any steps in the matter, but I am sure the Commissioners will do all they can to hasten the proceedings. Every effort will be made to expedite the printing of the Report.
§ MR. FINDLAY (Lanarkshire, N.E.)
Cannot some power intervene to stop the game of grab now being carried on by the Free Church—in the name of the law—until Parliament is able to deal with the subject?
§ [No Answer was returned].