§ Mr. ACLAND ALLEN
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the action of the Lord Chamberlain in refusing permission to perform a play by Mr. Bernard Shaw; and whether he can say if the Lord Chamberlain acted on his own responsibility in the matter?
§ Mr. GLADSTONE
The Lord Chamberlain acted entirely on his own responsibility in this matter. The responsibility of allowing or disallowing plays or parts of plays submitted to him is placed exclusively upon him by section 12 of the Theatres Act, 1843.