§ MR. MARTIN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that the teachers of National Schools in the county of Kilkenny, or any, and, if so, how many of them, whose pupils were examined in March last for result fees, have not as yet been paid the fees then earned; and, if it is the fact that the sums many months ago directed to be given by way of increase to class salaries remain as yet unpaid to those teachers; and, if so, can he state the reasons for the delay in the payment of such fees and sums, and 200 how soon the teachers may anticipate that they will receive payment of the same respectively?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
I find, Sir, that there is one National School in Kilkenny, out of all the schools examined, in which money ordered to be paid as result fees has not yet been handed over. This is an exceptional case, having to be settled by correspondence with the Inspector before it can be definitely determined whether certain important conditions have been fulfilled or not. I further find that the increase alluded to in the second part of the Question has been paid to the whole staff of 11,000 teachers, with the exception of a few cases, in which the managers have delayed sending up their claims, and some other cases of a very exceptional character, which require to be referred to the Department.