§ MR. O'SHEE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland how many masters of unions in Ireland have been elected and sanctioned since 1st January, 1899, and for what unions; how many of them underwent an examination in reading, writing; from dictation, and arithmetic; who conducted such examinations; and how many of them underwent no examination but were sanctioned by the Local Government Board after a short period of probation.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The appointments of sixty-nine workhouse masters have been sanctioned since the date mentioned. The further information desired in the Question has been called for and will be communicated to the hon. Member when received.