§ MR. W. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for North Fermanagh (Mr. R. M. Dane), I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether his attention has been attracted to a resolution recently unanimously passed by the Enniskillen School Attendance Committee, asking for an Amendment of the Irish Education Act of 1892, granting further power to deal with incorrigible children, through their parents, in the manner prescribed by Section 16 of the English Industrial Schools Act of 1866; and whether it is the intention of the Irish Government to take action in this direction?
MR. J. MORLEY
My attention has been drawn to the resolution in question, and I brought it under the notice of the National Education Commissioners. The Commissioners inform me they do not consider that the number of incorrigible or truant children in Ireland is sufficient to warrant them in recommending that any provision should be made in the Amending Bill for dealing with such children. It is not, therefore, intented to take action in this direction.