MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the attention of the Treasury authorities has been directed to the unequal position of persons who have served as monitors in Irish national schools in competing for Civil Service appointments as compared with members of the Royal Irish Constabulary under like conditions; and whether he will intimate to the Civil Service Commissioners the advisability of extending to monitors the same facilities as regards age allowances as are at present extended to members of the Royal Irish Constabulary when competing for Civil Service appointments.
§ MR. ANSTRUTHER (for Mr HANBURY)
Irish monitors do not enjoy the special privileges in competing for Civil Service appointments which have been conferred on members of the Royal Irish Constabulary. My right hon. friend is not prepared to admit that the eases are similar; and it is evidently undesirable that persons who have been trained at public expense for the position of teacher should be given special encouragement to quit that profession for the Civil Service.