HC Deb 02 August 1905 vol 150 cc1322-3

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that the head teacher in a national school is obliged to make seven entries in the record book before he inflicts corporal punishment; and whether, considering the waste of time, he will consider the advisability of having the rules with drawn altogether.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The Commissioners have found it necessary to make regulations requiring that a book shall be kept in which all corporal punishment inflicted on children shall be recorded. A similar book is used in elementary schools in England. The entries referred to include the name of the pupil, the standard, the date, the † See page 37. nature of the punishment, and the teacher's signature. The Commissioners have no intention of withdrawing these regulations.