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A Catholic on throne? Law shelved; MONARCHY.

THE ConDems have shelved laws to end a ban on Catholics becoming monarch. Former PM Gordon Brown had begun talks to scrap the laws ahead of the Pope's visit to Britain later this year.

He also wanted to end the rules which gives men priority over women in the line of succession.

But Tory Cabinet Office Minister Mark Harper said anyone looking for early reform from the government would be "disappointed".

He told Labour MP Chris Bryant: "Clearly we would not legislate today to give men precedence over women.

"And I do not think we would treat differently members of a particular religion. However it is quite another to say there are no obstacles to change".
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 7, 2010
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