§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if any complaints have reached him from Catholic school managers in Ireland as to the demands of school inspectors for the repairs of existing schools, including the erection of lavatories in localities where the same could not possibly be erected; and, if so, whether he proposes to take any action on these complaints.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) I do not remember having received any complaints of the nature referred to. The Commissioners of National Education have furnished me with a copy of a circular letter which they sent to managers of schools in 1903, calling attention to serious defects in school 1052 houses and school premises, including those indicated by the hon. Member. The question of the sanitary arrangements of national schools is one for the Commissioners to deal with.