MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can say if the National teachers in Ireland will be paid results fees to the end of the last financial year as a lump sum clearing all arrears up to that date, or in what way it is proposed to pay those fees for the period intervening between the date of last results examinations in each school and the 31st March, 1900, when the results system was abolished.
The following questions also appeared on the Paper on the same subject—
§ MR. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland when the sum of £114,000, or thereabouts, due to the National teachers of Ireland under the late system of payment by results, will be paid over to these public servants; is this amount included in the National Education Estimates for 1900–1901; and how is this balance due to the teachers to be calculated; and will he see that in this matter the teachers be not allowed to suffer loss.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, in the case of all Irish National schools examined for results during the past financial year, results fees and customs and excise grant have been paid merely for the period ending the last day of the month previous to the*See page 412 of this volume.1116 month in which the examination was held, schools examined in April and May, 1899, being paid results fees and customs and excise grant for the periods ending 31st March and 30th April, 1899 respectively, and the schools examined during the remaining months of the past financial year being similarly treated; is there a balance of results fees and customs and excise grant, varying in amount from one year's results fees, etc., to one month's results fees, etc., due to the National schools of Ireland for the financial year ending 31st March, 1900, and can he state on what basis the amount of this balance will be calculated and when payment will be made.
MR, PATRICK O'BRIEN
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what provision has been made for the payment of the portions of results fees and customs and excise grant to those teachers whose results year terminated on dates other than 31st March, 1900, and who have been working under the results system for periods ranging from one to twelve months ended 31st March, 1900.
§ MR. GILHOOLY (Cork County, W.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the total amount of result fees earned by Irish National school teachers in District 58 for the years ending 31st January, 1899, and 31st January, 1900, respectively.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. G. W. BALFOUR, Leeds, Central)
This is one of five questions on to-day's Paper relating to the payment of results fees. I am still in communication with the Commissioners of National Education in the matter. They are considering how these payments are to be made, and hope shortly to be in a position to make an announcement on the subject. The information desired in the question of the hon. Member for West Cork is being prepared, and as soon as I receive it will be forwarded to the hon. Member.