HC Deb 25 June 1935 vol 303 cc923-4
5. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the unanimous approval by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to a proposal condemning the clandestine marriages at Gretna Green; and whether he proposes to take any steps in the near future to introduce legislation which will give the marriage law of Scotland proper safeguard's with regard to this matter?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir Godfrey Collins)

No communication on this subject from the recent General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has yet been received by me, but I am aware of the interest taken in this matter by the Assembly and I hope to arrange a meeting with representatives of the Church and Nation Committee of the Church to discuss this and other matters. Pending this discussion I am not in a position to make a pronouncement on the subject of legislation.

Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether marriages at Gretna Green are recognised at law?


I must ask for notice of that question.