§ MR.DONAL SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland how many of the National teachers of Ireland, who were summoned to the July examinations of 1889 as candidates for promotion, attended and passed that examination, but were not promoted, and what published Rule of the Commissioners of Irish National Education enables them to withhold from a teacher the promotion to which his answering at the July examination entitles him?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
The Commissioners of National Education report that at the examinations in July, 1889, 505 teachers attended and passed the examination for promotion. All of these obtained promotion except two, from one of whom promotion has been with held because the recent Reports of the Inspector upon his school were unfavourable. In the case of the other the question of his promotion has been deferred pending the receipt of the next Results Report upon his school. Thorough efficiency as a school-keeper has always been regarded by the Commissioners as an essential requirement in the promotion of a national teacher.