§ 54. Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that, considerable misconception exists amongst the clergy as to the right of a woman to marry her late husband's brother; and whether, in view of the pledges of the Government to secure equality of sex in all things, he will afford facilities for a Bill to legalise such marriages?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
I am not aware of the misconception referred to, and the Government do not contemplate taking the action suggested in the question.
§ Mr. BOTTOMLEY
Will the right hon. Gentleman look further into the matter if I send him letters from many clergymen who have written me that in all innocence they have solemnised these marriages?