§ Mr. HUGH BARRIE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he can state under whose charge is the Trim Industrial School and does it receive any Grant from the State; whether it is under Government inspection, and, if so, will he state when the last inspection took place, and by whom; whether it was disclosed at the recent trial of several of the inmates for the manslaughter of one of the teachers that infants of four years of age were received into it; and will he take steps to prevent such admissions in future?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Trim District School is a statutory Poor Law institution under the control of a board of management elected out of their own numbers by 509W the boards of guardians of certain unions in the counties of Louth and Meath. It receives Government Grants, and is subject to inspection by the inspectors of the Local Government Board, and for educational purposes by the inspectors of National Education. It was last inspected and reported on by a Local Government inspector in October, 1910, and by a National Education inspector in November, 1911. The school is divided into a boys' department and a girls' department, to which infant boys are sent.