§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true that National Teachers who attended the Matriculation Examination of the Royal University were curtailed of salary for the days they were so occupied; and, whether the Commissioners have on previous occasions invariably deducted salary I when teachers attended University Examinations; and, if not, whether the change of rule was adopted at a regular Board meeting, and formally approved of by the Lord Lieutenant?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
It is the case that the salaries of the National Teachers who attended the Matriculation 190 Examination of the Royal University were curtailed for the days they were absent from their duties. This has been the rule and practice of the Board, and, so far as can be ascertained, was relaxed on one occasion only, when the teacher's vacation was curtailed by the number of days he had been absent.