HC Deb 12 May 1884 vol 288 cc137-8

Postponed Resolution [5th May] considered.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That a sum, not exceeding £57,500, be granted to Her Majesty, to defray the Charge for Divine Service, which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March 1885.


said, that before this Vote was reported he would like to explain to the hon. Members for Cavan (Mr. Biggar) and Sligo (Mr. Sexton) that his noble Friend (the Marquess of Hartington) had been enabled to make an arrangement which might be satisfactory to them. In consequence of the debate which took place some days ago in respect to the provision of Roman Catholic Chaplains for the Carrickfergus Militia, the Treasury had consented to allow one guinea for each Sunday service. This sum would be granted irrespective of the number who attended the service, and the priest's travelling expenses would also be allowed. The General Officer commanding in Ireland had been communicated with, and he had every desire to provide for the services at the earliest possible moment.


considered the grant insufficient.


said, it would be necessary for a clergyman to leave Belfast for Carrickfergus on the Saturday night and return on the Sunday night. If he (Mr. Sexton) and his hon. Friends were to understand that, in addition to the guinea, travelling expenses under the circumstances he contemplated were allowed, he apprehended the arrangement would be quite satisfactory.


said, that all travelling expenses would be allowed. The arrangement concluded with, the Treasury was the one which was suggested in debate.

Resolution agreed to.