§ Mr. KERR-SMILEY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland how many members of the Board of National Education are necessary to constitute a quorum for signing the minutes; how many are necessary to constitute a quorum for any other business; What was the average attendance at Board meetings during the year ending 31st March, 1913; what Commissioners did not attend any meetings during that period; what Commissioners attended only one meeting; and what Commissioners attended more than one meeting but less than one-third of the total number of meetings held?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Commissioners of National Education inform me that three members form a quorum at the Board meetings. The ordinary routine business is conducted by the Resident Commissioner and the higher administrative officers of the Board. The average attendance of Commissioners at meetings of the Board during the period stated was between thirteen and fourteen. The Commissioners do not think it desirable to give details as to the attendance of individual members of their body, as they consider no useful purpose would be served by furnishing this information.