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Catholic Succession

Asked if there were any plans to legislate on Catholic succession, the PMS replied that, as Jack Straw had said in the House of Commons a few days earlier, to bring about changes to the law on succession would be a very complex undertaking; it would involve the amendment or appeal of a number of items of related legislation, but it would also require the consent of legislators of member nations of the Commonwealth. We understood concerns that people raised about discrimination but to change this legislation would be a very complex and difficult undertaking.

Asked if there were plans to try and change it, the PMS said that there were no current plans to change the legislation because to do so would be a very complex undertaking which would require consent of the legislators of member nations of the Commonwealth.

Put that we were for it in principal but it was too complicated, the PMS said that we understood concerns that people had raised about discrimination and we were sympathetic to those concerns; obviously this was something which was kept under review but would be quite a complex and significant change.

Put that it would also meant the disestablishment of the Church of England, the PMS said that the Prime Minister supported the establishment of the Church of England.

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