HC Deb 15 July 1889 vol 338 c404

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the attention of Her Majesty's Government has been drawn to the claim, in the matter of Irish University Education, put forward in resolutions adopted by the Standing Committee of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, at a meeting held on the 21st of March last; and, whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to adopt the measures necessary for removal of the grievances complained of in those resolutions?


The resolutions of the Standing Committee of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland have, I believe, been forwarded to the Prime-Minister and the First Lord of the Treasury. I have not seen a copy until to-day. The resolutions deal with many questions, and cover the whole field of education in Ireland. Without giving; specific answers to the various points alluded to in them, I may say that some of them, notably higher education, have long been under the consideration of the Government, and in respect of these we hope to be able to make proposals to the House.

MR. J. MORLEY (Newcastle-on-Tyne)

Have Training Colleges been included in the consideration of the Government?


Yes, they have been; and something ought to be done with regard to them; but I do not think they are to be put on the same level of interest as higher education.