HC Deb 04 July 1907 vol 177 c882
Captain CRAIG

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if it is the fact that two children named Welch, aged eight and seven respectively, are detained in a Belfast Roman Catholic Industrial School against the wish of their father, a widower and a Protestant, and that, although the children were baptised in the Protestant faith, the solicitor acting for the father had been informed by the right hon. Gentleman that he had decided they must be detained in the Roman Catholic School, and had refused either to release them or to transfer them to a Protestant School.


said he had no knowledge of the facts, but would inquire into the matter.