HC Deb 10 July 1907 vol 177 c1616
MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will urge upon the Treasury the unreasonableness of compelling the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland against their wishes to enforce the Rule 194 in an exceptional case, such as that of Kilmeedy, in the county of Limerick, where the average attendance in both schools combined is over 100, being in the boys' school forty-three and in the girls' school sixty, and where both schools are efficient, and the girls' school was awarded, in 1904, the Carlisle and Blake prize for excellence.


My right hon. friend has already given his most careful consideration to the principle involved in the rule referred to, and, for the reasons stated in his reply to the hon. Member's Question of 3rd inst., † he is not prepared to advise any modification of the rule.