§ Mr. JOHN MURPHY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has now considered the proposals in the School Attendance Bill; if he is aware that they have met with the approval of most persons in Ireland connected with education; and whether he can therefore see his way to afford facilities for the passage of the Bill as an agreed measure through Parliament this Session?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The School Attendance Bill would make very sweeping changes in the existing law, and some of its provisions 1445 would no doubt prove to be contentious. It is therefore out of the question that it should be passed into law as an agreed measure at this stage of the Session?