§ MR. T. P. O'CONNOR (Liverpool, Scotland)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he will cause inquiry to be made into the present state of the cases of the copyists recommended for promotion in the National Education Office, Dublin; and, if he will have a reply sent as soon as possible to the communications of the Education Commissioners on the subject?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
Inquiry has been made into the cases of the copyists in the 1416 National Education Office. There is, however, a difference between the Treasury and the Education Office as to the possibility of avoiding increase of charge by some re-arrangement of work. I think the difference can only be removed by a special inquiry into the Office; and, in the meantime, the Treasury would not he justified in adding to the public charge.