HC Deb 18 April 1907 vol 172 c1169
MR. D. A. THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the fact that several members of the Welsh Church Commission have ceased to attend the meetings of that body; whether any number has tendered his resignation; and if he can give an assurance that neither the resignation of members nor the differences that have arisen between members as to the meaning and scope of the reference will delay the Report of the Commission, or postpone the introduction of the promised Disestablishment Bill next session.


I beg at the same time to ask the Prime Minister whether any member or members of the Welsh Church Commission have resigned; and whether any steps can be taken to hasten the proceedings of this Commission, in view of the unanimity of Welsh constituencies upon the subject with which the Commission has to deal.


I am sorry to say that my hon. friend the Member for Mid-Glamorganshire, together with Professor Jones and Principal Fairbairn have tendered their resignation to the King. I can, of course, give no assurance as to the progress which will be made by a body over which I have no control. But I have no fear that any unnecessary delay will occur.