HC Deb 03 July 1873 vol 216 cc1711-2

said, that as, looking at the state of business, he was not likely to be able to bring forward his Motion in reference to the Callan Schools to-morrow, he wished to know whether his right hon. Friend at the head of the Government could state at once, or on the next day, when he could grant a day for the consideration of the question?


cheerfully acknowledged the considerate manner in which his right hon. Friend met the Government with regard to the important Motion he had on the Paper, and said that he would endeavour to state in the course of to-morrow's sitting when he could fix a day for the question. He was very anxious that it should not be supposed there had been any wilful delay in reference to the matter. The Commissioners of Education in Ireland were a body governed by strict rules, and it was impossible at that moment to say when the communications between the Government and the Commissioners would be in such a state of forwardness as to admit a discussion of the Committee's Report. As soon as possible he would fix a day, and he hoped it would be an early one.