HC Deb 30 March 1865 vol 178 cc541-2

Moved, That there be laid before the House— Returns of the Officers, Teachers, or other officials of the Royal Hibernian Military School appointed since the date of the last Parliamentary Return; specifying their names, religion, employment, annual salaries, annual value of their allowances, residences, and whether they are still on the staff of the establishment or whether they have since died, resigned, or have been promoted to other positions in the same or similar institutions: Of Offices now vacant; specifying the nature of such Offices, the annual salaries and allowances of said Offices vacant, and the dates when said vacancies occurred: Of any changes in the Books in use at the date of the last Parliamentary Return, either for the general, secular, or religious instruction of the boys; and Copy of all Correspondence relative to such changes: Copy of all Correspondence, since the date of the last Parliamentary Return, relative to the quarters' and salary of the Roman Catholic Clergyman attached to the institution: Returns of the average number of the Roman Catholic and Protestant Boys in the Royal Hibernian Military School during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864: Of the number of Roman Catholic and Protestant Boys at present in the institution: Of the number of applications for admission into the Hibernian School during the same years, specifying 1st. The names of the boys admitted each year, with the dates of their applications and admission; 2nd. The religious registration of the boys so admitted; 3rd. The religious faith the boys so admitted were baptized in; and 4th. The names of the boys at present on the books of the institution as applicants, and the religious faith in which these children were baptized: And, Copy of the application-papers and all Correspondence relative to the admission and religious registration of a boy named Joseph O'Callaghan, son of John O'Callaghan, late Colour Sergeant in Her Majesty's 9th Regiment of Foot."—(Mr. Maguire.)


opposed the Motion as being unnecessarily inquisitorial, invidious, and offensive, as regarded the authorities of the establishment in question.


was of opinion that the Returns moved for ought to be granted. They were only a continuation of the Returns which had been given for many years past.


denied that a Return of this kind, specifying the names, religion, employment, and salaries of the officials of the Royal Hibernian Military School, was a legitimate one. He deprecated any such information being furnished on the Motion of a Member of that House.

MR. WHALLEY moved the adjournment of the debate. He considered that the opposition to this Return was a substantial and reasonable one.


seconded the Amendment.

Motion made, and Question put, "That the. Debate be now adjourned."—(Mr. Whalley.)

The House divided:—Ayes 10; Noes 29: Majority 19.

Original Question again proposed.


also objected to the granting of the Return, which he described as being very inquisitorial.

Notice taken, that 40 Members were not present; House counted, and 40 Members not being present,

House adjourned at a quarter after Two o'clock.