HC Deb 11 May 1876 vol 229 cc369-70

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he is aware that the allowance of ten rupees per month for orphans of soldiers, formerly paid for all orphans sent to an asylum, has latterly been refused unless the orphan be sent to an asylum selected by the officer commanding the regiment; and that such officers have in several cases selected for Catholic orphans the Lawrence Asylum, an asylum to which Roman Catholics entertain well-grounded objection; and also whether he will lay the new Regulations relative to Roman Catholic Chaplains ministering to troops in India upon the Table of the House?


, in reply, said, he had no official informa- tion with regard to the first part of the Question of the hon. Member beyond this—that the regulations of the Lawrence Asylum were so framed that Roman Catholic orphans might receive religious instruction from the accredited ministers of their Church. There was no objection to lay on the Table the new Regulations relative to Roman Catholic Chaplains in India.