HC Deb 19 July 1877 vol 235 c1515

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the present inquiry into Christ's Hospital will be extended to the School where the junior boys are educated at Hertford; and, whether it is intended that the proceedings of the Committee shall continue to be conducted in private?


Sir, I have placed myself in communication with the gentlemen who have undertaken the inquiry, as to whether any good is to be gained by extending it to Hertford School. With regard to the publicity of the Inquiry, I believe the gentlemen who form the Committee are unanimously of opinion that they will attain the object of the Inquiry best by having the Inquiry private, although the Report which they will make will, of course, be laid on the Table of the House.


I beg to give Notice that on Monday I will ask, Whether the result of the answers to the Home Secretary's inquiry as to Hertford School will be laid before the House; and that on going into Committee of Supply I shall move a Resolution that any Report founded upon a private Inquiry will not be satisfactory to the public.