HC Deb 30 May 1906 vol 158 cc386-7

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether in view of the Resolution passed by the House in favour of putting the study of Erse on the same footing as that of Latin, French, and German in the Irish Intermediate Examinations, he will place in the library of the House copies of the Erse classics which are used for the purpose of instruction (with translations if possible), and copies of the text books used in connection with intermediate examinations.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Assistant Commissioners of Intermediate Education inform me that they will furnish copies of the books in Irish prescribed for the examinations of 1906, with translations if possible; and I have no objection to show these books to the right hon. Gentleman or, if it is desired, to place them in the library of the House.