§ 24. Captain PETER MACDONALD
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the importance of the issues raised by the recent controversy in Malta, he will arrange for the publication of further documents not included in the recent Blue Book, such as the draft concordat between the Maltese Government and the Vatican, the correspondence between the Maltese Ministry and the Vatican on the claim of the Vatican that clerics can only be brought into Court with the consent of their ecclesiastical superiors, and the reply of Lord Strickland to the detailed charges brought against him by the Vatican and included in the Blue Book?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
No, Sir. I do not at present propose to publish any correspondence or documents supplementary to those contained in the Blue Book. The first two categories referred to by the hon. and gallant Member have, however, already been published in the Malta Government Gazette. With regard to the third category, His Majesty's Government have never been called upon to intervene in this particular dispute. Still less have they ever made it the subject of representations to the Vatican. For these reasons I do not consider that they could properly agree to its publication.
§ Captain CAZALET
Has the right hon. Gentleman taken any decision as to appointing a Minister to the Vatican?
§ Mr. LEIF JONES
Will the report of Monsignor Robinson which is referred to in the Blue Book and which is published in the Vatican White Paper be made accessible to Members of Parliament?