HC Deb 20 March 1884 vol 286 c277

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it will not be possible to appoint one Roman Catholic master (out of five) to the Duke of York's School, provided that a suitable candidate can be found?


Sir, the masters are Army schoolmasters, and are four, not five, in number. At present there is no vacancy. They do not conduct the religious instruction of the pupils, for which other arrangements are made. The appointments are given to those candidates among Army schoolmasters who, on educational grounds, are considered most eligible, and if a Roman Catholic fulfils those conditions he would be selected. I may add that there are at this time 81 Catholics out of 480 boys.