§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a rule of the Commissioners of National Education, that first-class teachers may be depressed in classification should their schools not maintain a fair standard of proficiency; and, if so, whether first-class candidates, and candidates for the first division of first-class, will be allowed to go forward 1219 for promotion upon merely giving notice of their intention?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
By a long-established Rule all teachers are liable to depression in classification should their schools decline in usefulness and efficiency. The interests of education require that satisfactory school-keeping must be regarded as a condition precedent of allowing teachers to seek promotion in classification.