HC Deb 27 May 1908 vol 189 cc1110-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the two secretaries of the National Education Board have any authority over the two chief inspectors, or the latter over the former; and, if so, to what extent in either case; who is the immediate official superior of each of the four officers in question; and how many of them and which are now sixty years of age and over, and so liable to be called on to retire by the head of the Department, should he for any reason think fit to do so.


The Commissioners of National Education inform me that their instructions to the chief inspectors are conveyed through the secretaries, but the secretaries have no authority over the chief inspectors, nor the chief inspectors over the secretaries. The Resident Commissioner is the official superior of all four officers. One of the chief inspectors is over 60 years of age.