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The Royal Declaration Against Roman Catholicism

Volume 90: debated on Thursday 7 March 1901

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I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he has taken through the usual channels any steps to ascertain if a Bill to modify the Royal Declaration would pass without serious opposition from any organised section of the House, and would thus facilitate instead of impeding public business; and whether his attention has been drawn to the numerous resolutions now being passed by public bodies against the idolatrous terms of the Royal Declaration.

This question is on precisely similar lines to many which have already appeared on the Paper, and which I have already answered. I have nothing to add to h e many statements I have already math to the House.

Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether he is going to bring in a Bill, and whether he has ascertained through the usual channels what time it would occupy to pass.

I do not think the hon. and gallant Gentleman has any right to ask me questions as to how or whence I derive my impressions as to the time to be taken up by any Bill.

I apologise to the right hon. Gentleman, but I should like him to give me some information on tin subject.

Will tin-right hon. Gentleman say whether he has received resolutions of protest against the idolatrous terms of the Declaration from the Limerick Corporation?