HC Deb 16 July 1889 vol 338 cc526-7
MR. CONWAY (Leitrim, N.)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council oil Education whether he is aware that promises have been repeatedly made that pupil teachers who sit for the Queen's Scholarship Examination in July should be in possession of the class list before the end of September; whether those of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, who attended the scholarship examination, have been instructed to advise candidates who have not completed their fourth year to be prepared to sit at the fourth year examination in October next; and, whether, with a view to obviate the necessity for such examination in certain cases, he will, with the large staff at his disposal in his Department, cause the results of the recent scholarship examination to be published before the 30th September?


I am not aware that any such promise has ever been made, nor have Her Majesty's Inspectors been instructed to tender the advice described in the second part of the question; but it is the wish of the Department, and I have no reason to doubt that it will be realized, to publish the results of the July examination before the collective examination of pupil teachers held in October. This has been done for the last two years.