HC Deb 02 April 1903 vol 120 c904

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in Army schools Nonconformist teachers are required to give, and the children of Nonconformist parents to receive, instruction in books written with reference to the distinctive formularies of the Established Church; and whether he will issue orders that the use of such books shall be confined to the scholars belonging to the denomination concerned, and to the hours during which facilities are given, under paragraph 1,315 of the King's Regulations, to chaplains and officiating clergymen; and that at examinations of candidates for appointment as teachers in Army schools questions upon the text of any manual issued by or from a denominational society may cease to be set.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) It is not clear to what instruction the hon. Member refers. There would appear to be no objection to his suggestions, but it would be preferable if he would explain in a detailed communication to the War Office the specific points at issue.