§ Mr. AGAR-ROBARTES
asked the Prime Minister on what date he intends to introduce legislation with reference to the King's Statutory Declaration?
asked whether His Majesty's Government propose to repeal those clauses of the Bill of Rights of 1689 and of the Act of Settlement of 1700 which require every Sovereign of this Kingdom to make either at his coronation or on the first day of the meeting of the first Parliament next after his or her coming to the Crown the Declaration therein referred to, or do they propose in any, and, if so, in what, way to vary the conditions laid down by those Acts, of succession to the Throne; and, in case they do so propose, will he undertake that the constitutional and 489 religious questions thus raised shall, before their final decision, be submitted to the people?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I hope to introduce the Bill referred to next week. It will merely propose to alter the language of the Sovereign's Declaration, and will not vary in any material respect the conditions of succession to the Throne.