MR. JUSTIN HUNTLY M'CARTHY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord 970 Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland recognise the Arts degrees of the Royal University, Ireland, or of any other University in the United Kingdom as a certificate of competency to teach and earn results payments in Classics, French, and the several scientific subjects included in the Board's extra branch programme; and, whether it is a fact that inspectors are liable to be called upon to examine for results in several extra branches which are not included in the programme of examination for the office of inspector?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
The answer to the first paragraph of this Question is yes; but for those subjects only in which the teacher passed creditably. The Inspectors are liable to be called on as stated; but they may, as in England, claim the services of a substitute for any branch in which they do not feel themselves to be competent to examine.