§ Mr. JOHN MURPHY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland have made any proposals in regard to the improvement of school attendance in Ireland; and if he would be prepared to introduce a Bill amending the existing School Attendance Act on the lines asked for by several school attendance committees in Ireland.
§ Mr. BIRRELL:
I understand that the matter is under consideration, and my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer is shortly to receive a deputation on the subject, amongst others, of school attendance in Ireland. On the general question of legislation, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to a question asked by the hon. Member for Queen's county on 3rd March, 1908.