HC Deb 30 August 1880 vol 256 cc641-2

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he will give directions to the Board of Intermediate Education (Ireland), to take steps to enable them to make a Return in their annual Report (1), specifying the names of the managers or head masters of each School; the number of pupils who presented themselves for examination from each School in the several grades; distinguishing those over age, those under 15 years of age, and those under 14 years of age; and (2), Particulars of the several Schools inspected, so as to secure accuracy of returns as regards attendance, and a due observance of the Conscience Clause?


I am afraid I cannot give a definite Answer to my hon. Friend. I find there are objections made by the Board to the Returns, which would be of no real advantage to the schools which would be put in competion with one another. If the hon. Member asks the Question early next Session I may be able to give him a more satisfactory Answer.