Lord Mayors (Titular Distinction).

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke , Cardiff East

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asked the Home Secretary whether he has in any other recent cases besides that of Liverpool given an intimation that a lord mayor is not entitled to the designation The Right Honourable?

Photo of Sir Douglas Hacking Sir Douglas Hacking , Chorley

No, Sir. As my right hon. Friend explained in his reply last Monday, he only takes action in this matter when attention is called to an unauthorised use of the prefix and no other case has recently been brought to his notice.

Photo of Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke , Cardiff East

May we take it that the statement published in a northern newspaper to the effect that the discussion originally arose in Cardiff is entirely incorrect?

Photo of Sir Douglas Hacking Sir Douglas Hacking , Chorley

I have not seen any statement in the newspapers referring to this matter, but I can quite safely say that no communication has taken place between the Home Office and the authorities in Cardiff in recent years.

Captain ARTHUR EVANS:

Is it not a fact that when Cardiff was raised to the status of a city, Garter King-at-Arms approved of the Lord Mayor using the title of right honourable?

Photo of Sir Douglas Hacking Sir Douglas Hacking , Chorley

That question was answered yesterday.

Photo of Mr Campbell Stephen Mr Campbell Stephen , Glasgow Camlachie

Does the hon. and gallant Gentleman not think that in a civilised community it is about time we were stopping the use of these nick names altogether?