§ MR. HOZIER
I bog to ask the Secretary for Scotland when the Government intend to introduce the Suspensory Bill for the Church of Scotland?
§ *MR. HOZIER
But is not this Suspensory Bill one of the measures 1215 to which, to use the words of the Prime Minister himself, the Government are "pledged in the solemn form provided by the Queen's Speech at the beginning of the Session"?
§ *MR. HOZIER
May I ask the First Lord of the Treasury when the Government intend to introduce the Suspensory Bill for the Church of Scotland?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE,) Edinburgh, Midlothian
We have taken note of the Bill which has been introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for the College Division of Glasgow. The Government are inclined to view the Bill with favour, and, considering the circumstances, we have no intention of proceeding with the Suspensory Bill of which notice was given in an earlier part of the year.
§ MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
Does the right hon. Gentleman's answer also apply to the Welsh Suspensory Bill?
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE
In the case of the Welsh Suspensory Bill, I have not observed the introduction of any other measure promising a satisfactory settlement of the question. If the hon. Gentleman is prepared to give us such a measure, having a good and fair promise of being a settlement, we shall be prepared to consider it.