§ MR. O'SHEE (Waterford, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state in what subject or subjects the examination of Mr. George M 'Donald, who was recently elected master of Lismore Union, took place; what official prepared the questions which were set to Mr. M'Donald by Mr. R. Kelly, Local Government Board Inspector; what subjects Mr. M'Donald is alleged to have failed to answer satisfactorily; and whether he will furnish a copy of the letter or letters received by the Local Government Board prior to this examination of Mr. M'Donald asking them not to sanction his appointment.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
Elementary arithmetic and English composition. The questions were prepared by the Inspector. Mr. M'Donald failed to pass in either subject. No communication was 1571 received by the Board of the nature mentioned in the last part of the Question.