HC Deb 19 April 1905 vol 145 cc603-4
MR. T. L. CORBETT (Down, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Secretary to the Portaferry (county Down) School Attendance Committee is an assistant in the Roman Catholic school, and that, when the Commissioners of National Education had their attention drawn to the matter, they wrote to the managers of the school that this gentleman could not hold the position of secretary while a teacher; and whether, seeing that this gentleman continues to hold the position in defiance of the Commissioners, he will state what steps the Department intends to take in the matter.


In June, 1904, the Commissioners informed the com- mittee that it was not permissible, under the Board's rules, for the assistant teacher to act as secretary to the committee. The Commissioners were not aware that he continues to act in this capacity, and are now making further inquiries into the matter.