HC Deb 22 February 1907 vol 169 c1150
MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether there is any rule of the Board of National Education which authorises an inspector to make his annual inspection of a school at irregular intervals or without notice to the manager and teacher of such school; and, if so, can he state the date of such rule, and whether it has received his sanction.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) Inspectors are required to give notice of their intention to hold a formal inspection, which, in the case of an unsatisfactory school, may be made annually or oftener as they may think desirable. They are not required to give notice of their ordinary visits to schools.