§ MR. W. H. JAMES
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether Mr. Keenan's report on the Education Department ill Malta has been received; 266 and, if so, if there be any objection to lay it upon the Table?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
Sir, I have not yet received Mr. Keenan's Report. That gentleman informs me that his duties as Resident Commissioner of National Education in Ireland have recently been exceptionally heavy, and that he has in consequence been obliged to delay the completion of his Report.