§ MR. DONAL SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Commissioners of National Education for Ireland have made a recent Rule whereby assistant teachers are debarred from promotion to first of first class; if he can ascertain the number of assistants who have been refused admission to the July examinations in 1892 as candidates for promotion to first of first class; and if he can ascertain the number of assistants (if any) who have been admitted to the July examination quarter as candidates for promotion to first of first class?
MR. J. MORLEY
The Commissioners inform me that no such recent Rule as that indicated has been made, but that, on the other hand, a restriction formerly in force, that required an assistant promoted on examination to the first of first class to obtain charge of a school as principal within two years, as a condition of confirmation of the promotion, was abolished at the last revision of the Code. The answer to paragraph two is 9, and to paragraph three 14.