HC Deb 23 November 1911 vol 31 c1533W

asked the Chief Secretary if he will state the number of meetings held by the Commissioners of National Education, Ireland, since 1905; the number of them attended by each of the present Commissioners, giving dates of appointment of those appointed since 1905; whether continued failure to attend the meetings is a cause for superseding a Commissioner; and, if not, what is a cause, with whom rests the power, and who has the right on cause arising to move that power?


Since 1st January, 1906, 258 meetings have been held by the Com missioners of National Education. The Commissioners inform me that they do not think it desirable to give details as to the attendance of individual members of their body, as they consider that no useful purpose would be served by furnishing this information. The years of the appointments of the Commissioners are to be found in Thom's Directory for 1911, page 870, with the exception of the Right Rev. Doctor Day, D.D., Bishop of Clogher, who was appointed in 1911. With regard to the last paragraph of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the question on this subject asked by the then hon. Member for East Kerry on the 31st July, 1907.