§ MR. J. L. CAREW (Dublin, College Green)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the quinquennial reports to 1st January 1891, and 1st January 1896, respectively, on the state of the. National School Teachers (Ireland) Fund, have been presented in compliance with the terms of the Irish National School Teachers' Pension Act; and, if not, whether, pending the presentation of the Reports, further action will be stayed on the recommendations of the Treasury Departmental Committee's Report on the state of the Pension Fund?
§ MR. HANBURY
There is no statutory obligation to present the Quinquennial Reports on the Teachers Pension Fund; such Reports are not even referred to in the Act to which the hon. Member refers (42 and 43 Vict. cap 74). The annual accounts of the Fund are, however, duly presented as required by Section 5 of the Act. The last (that for 1896) was presented on the 7th May.