THE MARQUESS OF CLANRICARDE
inquired, When the Report of the Marriage Laws Commission may be expected; and whether Her Majesty's Ministers intend to propose to Parliament any Legislation upon that Subject, so far as Ireland is concerned, in the next Session?
§ LORD CHELMSFORD
said, that as he had the honour of being the Chairman of the Commission, he might be permitted to answer part of the Question put by the noble Marquess. As there had been both Scotch and Irish Members on the Commission, it was almost impossible from time to time to collect a proper meeting; but he was happy to say that they had now agreed upon their Report, which in a day or two would be signed by the different Commissioners, and he hoped it would be presented to both Houses of Parliament before the Prorogation. As to whether the Goverment would undertake to legislate next year on the question he could say nothing.
§ THE EARL OF MALMESBURY
said, he could not undertake to give a promise on the subject.