§ MR. H. S. FOSTER (Suffolk, Lowestoft)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government will consider, during the Recess, the introduction of a short amending Bill to enable the bishops to pronounce sentence of deprivation upon clergymen in a much shorter period than the three years prescribed by Section 17 of the Public Worship. Regulation Act, 1874, in the case of continuing disobedience.
§ SIR THOMAS LEA (Londonderry)
I beg at the same time to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he is aware that the Reports of both sections of the Liquor Commission practically approve of the Sale of Intoxicating Liquor (Ireland) Bill; and whether the Government will introduce a Bill next session, or give the necessary facilities for passing the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors (Ireland) Bill.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester
In answer to my hon. friends, I have to say that the Government fully recognise the importance of both the subjects alluded to in the questions, but we do not think it desirable to give any pledge as to legislation for next session at the present time.