HC Deb 15 July 1858 vol 151 c1550

Order for consideration read.


said, he would propose to add the following proviso to Clause 3:— Provided always, that it shall not be lawful for such Grand Jury, or for such Town Council as aforesaid, to present any sum of money to be raised off such county or borough respectively in aid of the maintenance of such offenders sentenced to or detained in any reformatory school, of which the direction and management shall be exclusively under the control or in the hands of Jesuits and members of other religious orders, communities, or societies of the Church of Rome, bound by monastic or religious vows, unless such Jesuit or other persons shall have delivered to the clerk of the peace or to his deputy of the county or place where he or they shall reside, the notice or statement required by the Act passed in the 10th year of the reign of His Majesty George the Fourth, chap. 7.


said, he must oppose the proviso, and if it were adopted he should endeavour to prevent the further progress of the Bill. A very considerable number of the Reformatories to which young criminals would be removed were conducted by members of monastic institutions.

Proviso negatived.

Bill to be read 3o To-morrow.

House adjourned at a quarter before Two o'clock.