§ MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the. Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in consequence of the low attendance of children attending school throughout Ireland, he will bring in a Bill to amend the compulsory Education Act by making 492 after 10 p.m. unless they take out a licence under that Act. This is an Excise licence, and costs 10s 6d if the premises are under £30 in annual value and one guinea if they are £30 or over. The principal object of this provision is to enable the police to secure that the refreshment houses which keep open late at night are well conducted and are eventually closed in accordance with the law relating thereto.