§ MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland refuse to pay results fees to teachers for passes obtained by pupils in "physical geography," in cases in which the Science and Art Department have paid for passes obtained by the same pupils in "physiography" within the previous six months; and, whether he is aware that the Science and Art Department considers the two subjects as different, and pay for passes in "physiography," though the Board of National Education have previously paid for passes in '' physical geography "obtained by the same pupils within six months previous?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said: The Commissioners of National Education understand that the general subject of physiography embraces physical geography; and they accordingly decline, under their Rules, to pay results fees for physical geography when the pupils are enrolled in physiography classes under the Department of Science and Art within the six months preceding the results examination. I am not aware what the practice of the Science and Art Department is with regard to this matter; but the Commissioners of National Education must clearly be bound by their own Regulations.