§ 13. Sir MALCOLM MACNAGHTEN
asked the Secretary of State for War whether officers who are members of the Church of Ireland are eligible for appointment as Military Knights of Windsor; and whether, if they are eligible, he will take steps to procure an Amendment of the King's Regulations for the Army which at present appear to restrict such appointments to members of the Church of England?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Sir Laming Worthington-Evans)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part of the question, since, as I am informed, the Church of England and the Church of Ireland are in communion, I see no reason for amending the Regulations as suggested.
§ Sir M. MACNAGHTEN
Is it the opinion of the War Office that members of the Church of Ireland are members of the Church of England?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
I am not quite sure that the opinion of the War Office would be of any value in that matter.