HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c403W
Q17. Mr. Driberg

asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the concern expressed by senior incumbents in the Diocese of London at the method by which the new Bishop of London was appointed, he will consider divesting himself and his successors of the responsibility of recommending such appointments.

The Prime Minister

No. I should be prepared to consider proposals on this subject only if I were formally requested to do so by the proper authorities of the Church.