§ MR. P. M'DONALD (Sligo, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieu- 1010 tenant of Ireland, Whether the Commissioners of National Education sanction the appointment of "probationers" as substitutes for teachers while undergoing a course of training in the recognized Training Colleges?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The Commissioners of National Education inform me that there is no existing grade of teachers designated probationers by them; but they assume the Question refers to ex-Queen's scholars, who after training have to serve a period of probation. The Commissioners do sanction their employment as substitutes for teachers in training, and also recognize their service so given as probation.