§ MR. MACARTNEY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland how many persons have been appointed by the Commissioners of National Education to the School Attendance Committee of Lisburn, County Antrim; how many of these are Roman Catholic, how many members of the Church of Ireland, and how many Presbyterian or Methodist; and how many 1013 schools are connected with the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches in Lisburn?
MR. J. MORLEY
The number of persons appointed by the Commissioners to the Lisburn School Attendance Committee is five, of whom three are Roman Catholics and two Church of Ireland. No Presbyterians or Methodists were appointed by the Commissioners, two of the former and one of the latter having been already appointed by the Local Authority. There are four national schools under Presbyterian and two under Methodist management in Lisburn. The entire committee stands thus:—Three Roman Catholics, four late Established Church, two Presbyterians, one Methodist. Of the population of Lisburn 21.7 is Roman Catholic, 48.9 late Established Church, 22.6 Presbyterian, 3.3 Methodist, 3.5 other denominations.
§ MR. SEXTON
Did the Local Authority appoint any person to represent the 21 per cent. of Roman Catholic population in the town?