§ 49. Mr. W. GREENWOOD
asked the Prime Minister whether he will find time this Session for passing a Bill to remove the disqualification of ministers of religion from becoming candidates for election on town or borough councils?
§ Mr. CLYNES
I recognise that it is anomalous that ministers of religion should be disqualified for membership to municipal borough councils, though no such disqualification exists in the case of county councils and other local authorities, but I regret that, in view of the difficulty of finding time for more urgent matters which it is desired to bring before the House, I cannot hold out any hope of legislation this Session.