HC Deb 20 June 1881 vol 262 c846

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?


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.