§ MR. HENNESSY
, in the absence of the hon. and learned Member for Dundalk (Mr. Bowyer), said that he wished to move that the Return presented on the 17th day of August, 1857, in pursuance of an Order dated the 9th day of June, 1857, containing correspondence relating to the Roman Catholic chaplaincy of the workhouse of Bailieborough Union, be printed.
SIR GEORGE LEWIS
said, he felt it his duty to oppose the Motion. The correspondence had been moved for three Sessions ago by an hon. Gentleman, who, however, abstained from moving that it should be printed. It was at that moment upon the table, and consisted of a mass of paper nearly one foot in thickness; but whether it would be desirable to print it was a point for the House to consider. The question under discussion was, he be- 551 lieved, whether the salary of a Roman Catholic chaplain to a workhouse should be £20 or £30. It was true that the cost of printing the Return would only be about £200; but as when it was printed few hon. Members, and certainly not he, for one, would read it, and as the hon. Member could see the Return in manuscript in the library of the House, he (Sir George Lewis) thought he was only acting in the interest of the public in proposing to negative the Motion of the hon. Gentleman.
§ MR. HENNESSY
observed, that since the Return had been ordered the Irish Bishops had communicated with the Government as to the salaries of Roman Catholic chaplains in workhouses; and the correspondence in question, although relating to an individual case, had a general interest
§ Motion negatived.
§ House adjourned at Nine o'clock, till Monday next.