asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether he has any objection to lay upon the Table of the House the Correspondence between Michael G. Burke, esquire, and the Commissioners of the National Board, respecting the application to the Board to place the school house of Lisnahanna, in the county Tyrone, under the rules of that Board?
§ Sir MICHAEL HICKS - BEACH
Sir, I have looked into the correspondence between the National Education Board and Mr. Burke on Lisnahanna School. It relates to the refusal of the Board to take theft school into connection, on the ground of it being within a cer- 1563 tain distance of an existing vested National school. The matter seems to be of purely local interest; the correspondence is voluminous, and is in some respects of a nature which I do not think it would be desirable to print as a Parliamentary Return. No useful purpose would be served by laying it on the Table of the House, and therefore I am not prepared to do so.