§ Mr. JOYCE
asked whether attention has been called to the action of the Irish Local Government Board in the face of the King's Bench Division's decision pronounced on the 10th April, 1916, in the case of Nicholas A. Brophy versus the Technical Education Committee of Limerick and the Borough Council of Limerick, and in the face of the unanimous wishes of the Technical Education Committee and of the Mayor and Corporation of Limerick, and of the approval of the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction (Ireland), in forcing the Technical Education Committee of Limerick by threats to appeal against the said decision of the King's Bench Division, and thereby increase law costs and expenses and disturb public feeling in Limerick; and whether the Irish Local Government Board will refrain from forcing the Technical Education Committee to proceed with this appeal?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
It is not correct to state that the Local Government Board forced the Technical Education Committee of Limerick by threats to appeal against the decision of the King's Bench Division in the case referred to. The question at issue is one of general interest and not confined to Limerick. and the Law Officers of the Crown in Ireland were of opinion that there should be an appeal. The Board were advised that an appeal by the Limerick Corporation would be the most economical and speedy method of securing the review of the judgment.