HC Deb 11 April 1862 vol 166 cc970-1

said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether he has reason to suppose that the Inspectors of Roman Catholic schools fail to report the actual condition of the Schools inspected by them?


said, he thought it rather hard that he should be called on to answer questions arising out of charges which he had never made. To suppose that the heads of the Education Department would continue in the service of the Committee of the Privy Council any gentleman who reported otherwise than truthfully the condition of schools which came under their observation, was to bring a far heavier charge against his noble Friend and himself than was implied in the question as regarded these Inspectors of Roman Catholic Schools themselves.


said, he wished to explain that the words which he had used in debate on a previous evening did not fairly deserve the construction which ap- peared, from the question of the hon. Baronet, to have been put upon them. Nothing had been further from his intention than to assert that the Roman Catholic Inspectors made unfaithful reports.

Motion agreed to.

House at rising to adjourn till Monday, 28th April.