§ Mr. BOLAND
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Jersey Education Bill was carried, on its third reading, by 28 votes to 21; whether he is aware that the provisions of the Bill were contrary to the wishes of the Catholic population of the island, who had no representative in the States; and can he state when the Privy Council will be prepared to consider Petitions against the Bill?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Gladstone)
It is the case that there is no Roman Catholic in the States; but representative Roman Catholics were heard before the Education Committee, and afterwards by counsel before the States. The Act has been received from the States, and it is now open to persons concerned to present Petitions to His Majesty in Council.