HC Deb 18 June 1888 vol 327 cc432-3
LORD HENRY BRUCE (Wilts, Chippenham)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is true, as stated in the Press, that it is the intention to disestablish the post of chaplain at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; and, if so, on what grounds?

MR. HOWORTH (Salford, S.)

also asked, If the recent Regulation, dispensing with a chaplain at the Woolwich Academy, is a permanent or only a temporary one?

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

No definite decision has been arrived at. I am sorry to say that there is no chapel in the Royal Military Academy, and, therefore, there is some doubt as to the necessity for a resident chaplain, unless the duty can be taken, as it formerly was, by one of the Professors; but there is no intention of leaving the cadets without proper spiritual supervision.