§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has any objection to give the name and qualifications of the officer appointed by the National Board of Education, as stated in their Report 1904–6, to examine into cases of complaint against teachers, and, when he thinks desirable, to recommend their dismissal by the Board.
§ (Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Commissioners of National Education inform me that, on administrative and other grounds, they do not consider it to be desirable to give the name of the officer referred to. They remark, however, that teachers are not dismissed on the recommendation of any particular official. All the circumstances of each case are fully examined by more than one officer before it is submitted to the Board for considera- 1280 tion. No teacher is dismissed without the formal order of the Board after his case has been specially submitted at one of the stated meetings of the Commissioners.