HC Deb 21 March 1906 vol 154 c386
MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been called to the deadlock between the Intermediate Commissioners in Ireland and the Treasury as to the appointment of inspectors of secondary schools in Ireland; and, as this deadlock is injurious to education, whether he will use his influence with the Treasury to allow the views and judgment of the Intermediate Commissioners, who are all Irishmen, to prevail over those of the Treasury officials in this purely Irish question.


This matter has received, and will continue to receive, my careful attention. It has been decided that a permanent inspectorate shall not be established until the parts which inspection and examination should respectively play in the distribution of State, aid to intermediate schools have been determined. I may remind the hon. Member that the recent Commission on Intermediate Education in Ireland expressed the opinion that a permanent inspectorate should not be appointed so long as the existing system upon which grants for intermediate education are administered remains unchanged.