HC Deb 04 July 1906 vol 160 cc49-50
MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that of the five members constituting the Consultative Committee of Education, three represent the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction, while the National Board and the Intermediate Board have only one representative each upon the Committee; and whether, in order to stimulate greater interest in the work of the Committee, he will propose a revision of its constitution, so as to make it more truly representative of all branches of education in Ireland.


Under the 23rd section of the Agriculture and Technical Instruction Act, 1899, the Consultative Committee of Education is to consist of five members, namely, the Vice-President of the Department, and one member to be appointed by each of the following Boards:—National Education Board, Intermediate Education Board, Agricultural Board, and Board of Technical Instruction. No change in the method of constituting the Committee could be effected without legislation.

MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)

Do the Committee ever meet?


Yes, they met very recently and drew up a confidential report.