HC Deb 04 March 1878 vol 238 c634

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether any representation has been made to the Local Government Board respecting the case of a Catholic child named Harriet Mary Goen or Going, alleged to be detained by the guardians of St. Luke's Chelsea in the North Surrey District School at Anerley, notwithstanding the protests of the father, who is a Catholic, and who contributes a portion of his pension towards her support; and if so, whether the Local Government Board will order the removal of the child?


Sir, in answer to the Question of the hon. Gentleman, I have to inform him that I received a complaint from the father of the child on the subject about a month ago, and that last week I received a written application for the removal of the child. On that I shall be disposed to act, but I shall wait a few days to see if the Guardians themselves take action in the matter.