HC Deb 23 February 1888 vol 322 cc1245-6
MR. LEAHY (Kildare. S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether fees or gratuities, varying from £1 to £3, are annually allowed to teachers by the National Board of Education in Ireland for the special extra instruction given to paid monitors; and, did the monitorial year end 30th June last, and, although the Commissioners then intimated by Circular to managers that such gratuities would be paid within three months, is it a fact that many have not yet been paid, and what is the cause of the delay?


The National Education Commissioners desire me to answer this Question in the affirmative. The delay is due to the fact that a number of paid monitors have failed to pass their examination within the prescribed time. The Commissioners have brought the matter under the notice of the Irish Government, with a view to obtaining the sanction of the Treasury to such an arrangement as will meet the difficulty.