HC Deb 06 April 1909 vol 3 c1119W

asked the Under-Secretary for the Colonies if he is aware that the persecution of Protestants still continues in Malta by the Roman Catholic hierarchy; that the Roman Catholic bishop of the island, in his pastoral letter recently issued, threatened with excommunication anyone who participates in designing or building any Protestant church or edifice, and ordered that all Roman Catholic children in Protestant schools should be removed; and what steps, if any, does he propose to take in the matter?

Colonel SEELY

The Secretary of State has no information on the subject to which the hon. Gentleman refers, but he will ask the Governor for a report on the matter.