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The Coronation Oath

Volume 91: debated on Tuesday 19 March 1901

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I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that there is no Church established by law in Ireland, the language of the Coronation Oath will also be referred to the Committee about to be appointed to consider that part of the King's Accession Oath offensive to Roman Catholics.


Acland-Hood, Capt. Sir Alex. F.Hartley, George C. T.Cecil, Evelyn (Aston Manor)
Agnew, Sir Andrew NoelBathurst, Hon. Allen BenjaminChamberlain, Rt. Hon. J. (Birm
Aird, Sir JohnBeach, Rt. Hn. Sir M. H. (BristolChamberlain, J. A. (Worc'r
Allhusen, Augustus Hy. EdenBentinck, Lord Henry C.Chaplin, Rt. Hon. Henry
Allsopp, Hon. GeorgeBignold, ArthurChapman, Edward
Archdale, Edward MervynBlundell, Colonel HenryChurchill, Winston Spencer
Arkwright, John StanhopeBoscawen, Arthur GriffithCochrane, Hn. Thomas H.A.E.
Arnold-Eorster, Hugh O.Boulnois, EdmundCohen, Benjamin Louis
Arrol, Sir WilliamBowles, Capt. H. E. (Middlesex)Colomb, Sir John Charles Ready
Ashmead-Bartlett, Sir EllisBrodrick, Rt. Hon. St. JohnColston, C. E. H. Athole
Atkinson, Rt. Hon. JohnBrookfield, Colonel MontaguCorbett, A. Cameron (Glasgow)
Bailey, James (Walworth)Brown, Alexander H. (Shropsh.Corbett, T. L. (Down, North)
Bain, Colonel James RobertBurdett-Coutts, W.Cranborne, Viscount
Baird, John George AlexanderCarson, Rt. Hn. Sir Edw. H.Cross, Alexander (Glasgow)
Baldwin, AlfredCavendish, R. F (N. Lancs.)Cross, Herb. Shepherd (Bolton)
Balfour, Rt. Hon. A. J. (Manch'rCavendish, Y.C. W.(Derbysh.)Cubitt, Hon. Henry

Coronation Oath, but, if my memory serves me lightly, there is nothing offensive to Roman Catholics in the Oath, though there does occur in the Oath a phrase that the King will uphold the Church as established by law in Ireland, The Oath, I think, ought to be referred to the Committee, as that phrase seems somewhat out of place.