§ MR. T. CURRAN (Sligo, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland is he aware that results fees due to Mr. Bernard Cogan, until recently principal teacher of Carnrea National School, Ballymote, have been stopped in consequence of certain statements made to the National Board by the manager of the school, Rev. John M'Dermott, P.P., Ballymote; will he furnish those acting on behalf of Mr. Cogan with a copy of the statements made by the manager, and referred to in Document L 17,823–93, which was addressed by the Secretary of the National Board to Mr. Cogan's brother-in-law, Mr. James A. Flanagan. The Bock, Ballymote; and will the claim of Mr. Cogan for results fees be re-considered by the National Board?
MR. J. MORLEY
The facts, I believe, are as stated in the first paragraph of the question of my hon. Friend. So far as the National Board are aware, Mr. Cogan bears a perfectly good character. It would be contrary to the practice of the Board to furnish copies of the documents referred to in the question, which are regarded as confidential; but the question of the payment of the results foes is now receiving the further consideration of the Board with some hope of a settlement, and the Board are in correspondence with the manager on the subject.