§ MR. LECKY (Dublin University)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the days, 26th and 27th June, which it is His Majesty's desire should be observed as general holidays, have been appointed by the Board of Intermediate Education (Ireland) as examination days for the intermediate examinations; and whether the Board will be requested to arrange for the subjects set apart for examination on those days to be taken on two later days.
(Answer.) My right hon. friend has been misinformed in respect of the 26th June. That day was not appointed as a day of examination. When the time table was sealed by the Board, it was understood that the 26th June only would be observed as a general holiday, and, accordingly, no examinations were fixed for that date. The Board have now applied to the Lord Lieutenant for permission to postpone the examinations fixed for the 27th and 28th June to the 28th and 30th June respectively.—(Irish Office.)† See (4) Debates, ciii., 732, et seq.; 1072.