§ MR. TREVELYAN
Sir, in reply to the hon. Member, I must say that the Irish Government have carefully considered the question, and have come to a conclusion as to what should be done. As far as I can gather, however, the opinion of hon. Members, the Bill which the Government proposed would not pass without opposition, which would effectually prevent its becoming law this Session. Having regard to this, and to the fact that the Government engage to meet the wishes of the House with regard to a measure of compulsory education in Ireland, which would naturally and properly be included in the same Bill as their proposals relating to schoolmasters, there is no choice but to postpone dealing with the matter this Session.