HC Deb 30 May 1881 vol 261 c1663

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the Royal Hibernian Military School is incorporated by Charter, or how otherwise; and, if by Charter, the date of same; whether there is any objection to lay Copy of the Charter of Incorporation upon the Table of the House; and, whether the office of Commandant, and other superior officers of the School, are Civil or Military appointments or not; and what are the rules regulating the status and rank of such officers?


In reply to my hon. and learned Friend, I have to state that the Royal Hibernian School is incorporated by a Charter dated September 8, 1871, and I presume that my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary for Ireland will have no objection to laying a copy on the Table. The duties of the Commandant, Adjutant, and medical officer are mainly civil, although technically for certain purposes these officers have a military character.