§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, considering the general dissatisfaction given in Ireland to teachers and people by the Board of National Education, he would appoint a small committee to inquire into their work, policy, and constitution.
§ (Answered by Mr. Bryce.) Several inquiries by commissions and committees are already in progress in Ireland, and I am not sure that it would be desirable to add to their number at present. The whole subject of education in Ireland, and of the authorities responsible for it, engages my unremitting attention, and any such legislative reforms as may be needed do not seem to me matters in which the judgment of any committee would be recognised as authoritative.