HC Deb 09 August 1883 vol 282 cc2089-90

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the trustees had power, under the local Act 42 & 43 Vic. c. 220, to exclude primary instruction from the Mungret Vested National School, and to transfer the scholars to a temporary out office at an inconvenient distance; whether they had the power, under said Act, to deprive the parishioners of their rights in said vested school enjoyed for nearly 40 years, and to impose upon them the expense of building a new school house; and, when will the promised opinion of the Irish Law Officers on the subject be produced and laid upon the Table?


, in reply, said, that he was still waiting for the Opinion referred to as to the effect of the 42 & 43 Vict. c. 220, and he would rather leave over the matter until he had obtained that Opinion. He would not, of course, engage to lay the Opinion upon the Table.


said, that, in consequence of the answer, he would give Notice to call the attention of the House to the exclusion of Primary Instruction and the removal of the children from the Mungret National School by the Trustees under the 42 & 43 Vict. c. 220, and to move— That, in the opinion of this House, the conduct of the Trustees is not warranted by said Act, and that the Government do call upon them to open said school to the parish children for primary education and agricultural science.