§ MR. MACARTNEY
On behalf of the hon. Member for West Belfast, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Commissioners of National Education have yet nominated persons to act on the Committee to be appointed for carrying out the Compulsory Education Act in Belfast; and whether the gentlemen so appointed have consented to act; and, if not, what is the ground of their refusal?
§ MR. BRYCE (for Mr. J. MORLEY)
Five persons have been nominated by the National Board to act as the committee to be appointed for carrying out the compulsory clauses of the Education Act in Belfast. I understand that a statement was made in the public Press that some of these gentlemen had refused to act, but, so far as the Commissioners are aware, this statement is without foundation.
§ MR. SEXTON
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether, among the appointments made by the Corporation for the City, one-fourth of the population of which is Roman Catholic, any Catholic gentleman was included?