HC Deb 04 December 1890 vol 349 cc639-40

On Motion of Mr. M'Cartan, Bill to amend the Law relating to local Courts of Bankruptcy in Ireland, ordered to be brought in by Mr. M'Cartan, Mr. Sexton, Mr. Macartney, Mr. Maurice Healy, and Mr. Knox.

Bill presented, and read first time. [Bill 151.]

that on a Motion brought forward by the hon. Member for South Tyrone, and supported by the Unionists generally, the Member for South Derry, who ought to have so much influence with the Government, has thought it convenient to skedaddle, and to leave the question of the rights of Presbyterians on this matter in Derry entirely derelict. [Laughter.] I am very glad the Government have seen their way to accept the suggestion, and that the Presbyterians, having fought this matter for a century, have now a prospect of getting justice.


I wish to correct a mistake into which the hon. and learned Gentleman has fallen. He appears to think I spoke on the part of the Government in this Debate. I did not.

Question put, and agreed to. Resolved, that a humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying Her Majesty to withhold Her consent from that part of the Scheme of the Educational Endowment (Ireland) Commissioners for the administration of the endowment in the town of Magherafelt, known as the Rainey School, in so far as the proposed composition of the Board of Governors is concerned.

To be presented by Privy Councillors.