§ MR. W. CORBET
asked the Secretary of State for War, What is the result, if any, of the inquiry held some months ago regarding the alleged ill-treatment of the pupils of the Royal Hibernian Military School; and, whether he can now lay the Report, which it is understood has been printed and privately circulated, upon the Table of the House?
§ MR. CHILDERS
Sir, in reply to the hon. Member I have to state that, as I informed the House on the 3rd of May, the Report of the Committee appointed by Sir Thomas Steele had been transmitted by me to the Governors; but that, contrary to my expectations, they have not yet favoured me with their remarks on the subject. They are not under my control; but I have informed them that unless I receive their Report by a day which I have named I shall have to take action without it. I can say nothing at present about laying any of these Papers on the Table.