§ Mr. NANNETTI
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he is aware of the dissatisfaction amongst inspectors of national schools because of the manner in which they are being treated by a few of the higher officials in the National Education Office; that complaints on the part of the aggrieved inspectors only lead to further ill-treatment; that the 19 non-resident Commissioners know nothing about the 616W complaints in question, because the higher officials (of whom the resident commissioner is the chief) will not bring them before the Board; and whether there is any likelihood of the Government being able at an early date to hold an inquiry into the working of the National Education Office?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Commissioners of National Education are not aware that dissatisfaction exists amongst their inspectors generally from any cause. They inform me that there is no ground for the allegation that complaints lead to ill-treatment, or that they are withheld from the Board. The Irish Government is not aware of any necessity for holding an inquiry into the working of the National Education Office.