§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Prime Minister (1) pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Eltham of 18 May,Official Report, column 5, whether the consultation of Church authorities includes the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales;748W
(2) what changes he proposes to official recognition of territorial sees of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland or, in so far as restrictions apply, in Northern Ireland;
(3) when he expects to propose changes to official recognition of territorial sees and titles of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales.
§ The Prime Minister
Consultations with Church authorities and others about the official recognition of Roman Catholic territorial designations within the United Kingdom are making good progress but have not yet been completed. We shall be seeking the views of the relevant Roman Catholic authorities as part of that consultation.