§ MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Commissioners of National Education have received a memorial signed by parents of children attending Lislea No.1 national school (county Armagh), asking for the appointment of a local manager for the school; and, if so, whether, seeing that the temporary manager appointed resides twenty miles distant, the Commissioners, in the interests of education, will accede to the wish of the memorialists.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The memorial was received and carefully considered by the Commissioners, who do not propose to make any change in the management of this school pending the settlement of existing local differences arising out of the resignation of the Rev. W. Ingram, the late manager. The Commissioners consider that the recognition of the Rev. R. T. Simpson as temporary manager is at present in the 364 interests of the school, and under all the circumstances preferable to the recognition of one of the local candidates.