HC Deb 06 May 1907 vol 173 c1321

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland by what authority has a circular been issued to magistrates adjudicating at Petty Sessions directing them to allow only a fraction of the lines imposed on defaulters under the Irish Education Act to the relief of the local authority, and not the whole fine as directed by Section 3 of the Act.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The circular in question, which calls attention to the law as to the disposal of fines under the Irish Education Act, 1892, was issued by the Registry of Petty Sessions Clerks. For full particulars I beg to refer to my Answer to the Question of the hon. Member for Carlow on 18th March. †