§ MR. SLOAN
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if the senior inspector at Derry has the authority of the Commissioner of National Education for pressing teachers in the Ballymoney district who have received a course of training in elementary science to attend another course now, and if authority has been given to demand from teachers their reasons for refusing to attend a second course; and what steps, if any, will be taken to protect teachers from such interference with their personal freedom.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The courses in question are held by local technical committees under the Department of
|Number of persons tried.||Number convicted||Number acquitted.||Number in whose cases the jury disagreed and the prosecution was dropped.||Number in whose cases the jury disagreed and new trials have not yet taken place.||Number of cases withdrawn.|
|Year ended 30th September, 1907||65||14||42||8||Nil||1|
|Year ended 30th September, 1908||85||21||54||Nil||10||Nil|
|Year ended 30th September, 1907||12||Nil||12||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Year ended 30th September, 1908||124||5||18||50||51||Nil|