§ MR. P. MCDONALD (Sligo, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland have ordered that before each examination a copy of the programme of literary subjects shall be sent to each teacher who is a candidate for promotion; whether the first class teachers were supplied with such programme in due time before the recent examination; and, whether the list of literary subjects will be officially forwarded to each teacher who is noted for examination in the year 1888?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied): The Commissioners of National Education state that in October a copy of the last published programme of examination for teachers was sent to every national school in Ireland on publication in 1885. It is also on the Commissioners' list of gratis requisites furnished to national schools from the Education Office. That programme still remains in force, except in one particular, regarding which the Inspectors were instructed early last March to give notice to such candidates as would be affected by it. The programme for 1888 is now in the press. A copy will be forwarded, as heretofore, to every national school without delay.