§ MR. SEXTON
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the claim of the Irish National School Teachers of the "Old Divisions" of the First and Second Classes to pensions proportionate to their status and class salaries, in accordance with the principle applied to all the other grades of the service, will be conceded in the revision of the pension scheme now in progress?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
The pensions scheme is not being revised; but the assets and liabilities of the fund are being valued. If the result of the valuation should be such as to warrant any increased benefit to the contributing teachers, or to any of them, the form which this benefit may most advantageously take will be a matter for careful consideration; and in the meantime no particular expectation can be encouraged.