MR. J. WILSON (Durham)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he is aware that in Mr. Bernay's (Durham) district the teachers have to wait sometimes for a period of ten weeks between the examination of the school and the payment of the grant; and whether he will arrange for the grant to be paid within a shorter interval, seeing that it forms a considerable portion of the teacher's income?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir W. HART DYKE,) Kent, Dartford
The efforts of the Department are constantly directed to shortening the interval between the inspection of a school and the issue of the report. I am aware that Mr. Bernay's -work is sometimes in arrear, but he has been more than once reminded of his duty in this respect, and the present delay is due to his having been ill for a fortnight in March. It would be easy for managers to prevent such accidents directly affecting teachers by pursuing the preferable plan of making their salaries independent of the grant.