HC Deb 17 July 1907 vol 178 c704

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that when a manager of a national school objects to a minute or report of an inspector, alleging that it is unjust and prejudicial to the interests of the school and teachers concerned, and asks for a reinspection, the Board consults the inspector implicated, and on his statement they decide whether a reinspection will be granted or not; and whether, in view of the possible injustice in such cases to some schools and teachers, a reinspection will be granted when asked for by a school manager without reference to the inspector to whose report the manager has taken exception.


The Commissioners inform me that the action which they may take in such cases as are referred to in the Question is not determined by the statement of the inspector against whose report an appeal is made, but depends upon what the Commissioners consider to be the merits of the case. The Commissioners cannot undertake to order the reinspection of a school without reference to the inspector whose report is impugned.