HC Deb 19 May 1873 vol 216 cc101-2

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If he has any objection to lay upon the Table, the Memorial of certain Members of the Irish Education Board, as also the names of the gentlemen who actually signed it, and the letter, docket, or other communication which was sent with it to the Irish Office? He begged to explain that in putting the Question he did not impugn the honour of any member of the National Board, feeling great respect for all, and personal regard for some; but he thought there had been sharp practice in sending forward the memorial without the knowledge of the minority, as was shown by the Papers last laid upon the Table.


in reply, said, he had no objection to lay the memorial on the Table, but he could not promise to lay on the Table any letters on the subject, as they were in the nature of private correspondence.


said, that seeing the Notice of Motion for tomorrow respecting the Callan Schools was still on the Paper, it would be convenient to the House to know whether the right hon. Member for Kilmarnock intended, after the appointment of a Committee, to proceed with it?


Sir, I do not propose to proceed with the Motion tomorrow, and I am glad my right hon. Friend has given me an opportunity of saying so. I consider—and, no doubt, the House will consider also—that the carrying of the Motion of the noble Marquess (the Marquess of Hartington) on Thursday has for the present taken the wind out of the sails of my Motion. I propose to let it stand on the Paper without date, hoping that the Committee may report in time for its consideration at some later period of the Session. I should like to ask the noble Marquess when he proposes to nominate the Committee?


said, the names of the Gentlemen whom it was proposed to nominate would be laid upon the Table that night.