§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been called to complaints of teachers of national schools in Ireland of their treatment by the two chief inspectors of the National Education Board and to the fact that complaints of such ill-treatment are rarely brought before the Commissioners, or, if so brought, are seldom properly represented by the officials in question; and whether, as foreshadowed a year or so since, he will hold an inquiry into the general working of the office, in view of the dissatisfaction therewith that prevails throughout Ireland.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Commissioners of National Education inform me that they have received no complaint from teachers regarding their treatment by the chief inspectors, and the Commissioners have no reason to believe that there is any general dissatisfaction with the manner in which the chief inspectors discharge their duties.