HC Deb 15 May 1885 vol 298 cc621-2

asked Mr. Attorney General, If he can state the circumstances under which the application of James Doyle, a Catholic of Dublin, made in the Queen's Bench Chamber, London, on the 13th of April 1885, before Mr. Justice Smith, for the restoration to him of his child, Rose Doyle, aged ten years, at present in a Protestant school at Ealing, was refused by the learned judge; and, if it is true that ample assurances wore given on the occasion that the child would be provided for equally well as at Ealing, and in such a manner as to secure that she would be reared in the religion of the father, and instructed in the doctrines of the Catholic Church, in which she has been baptized?


in reply, said, he was not in a position to answer the Question, as he had no knowledge of the facts of the case, which had not been reported. He had not thought it right to apply to the learned Judge for information on the subject, as he did not wish to seem to discuss the decision of the learned Judge.