§ MR. CRILLY (Mayo, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the results fees have yet been paid the national school teachers 42 in the Ballaghaderreen, County Mayo, District (No. 21), whose schools were examined before the 31st January last; and whether the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland have acted in accord with the pledges given on their behalf by him, that payment of results fees would be made within four weeks subsequent to date of results examination to teachers against whom no complaint had been made by the district Inspector?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
The Commissioners of National Education inform me that in all cases in the district named, in which the Annual Results Examinations were held before the 31st January last, the results fees have been paid with four exceptions, due to irregularities in the returns or other exceptional circumstances, but payment in these four cases will shortly issue. The Commissioners add that, in all cases, except those in which a necessity arises for special investigation, the results fees are issued within about a month from the date of the examination of the school.