HC Deb 06 August 1888 vol 329 c1697
MR. NOLAN (Louth, N.)

asked the Secretary of State for War, How many vacancies for Roman Catholic Army chaplains there are at present, and how soon the authorities intend filling them?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

My reply, on the 24th of February last, to the hon. Member for East Donegal (Mr. Arthur O'Connor) still holds good; that is, it is not proposed to commission at present any more Roman Catholic chaplains, as there are no stations vacant at which there are sufficient troops of that denomination to justify such an appointment.