§ MR. MACARTNEY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether there are in the service of the National Board of Educa- 1002 tion any teachers having more than three years efficient service whose salaries are now fixed at the minimum salary for the lowest grade; whether any provision has been made whereby teachers shall receive credit for service rendered before the 1st April, 1900, and whether such teachers shall at once receive such increments to their present salaries as shall make their positions equal to those of future teachers having the same length of service.
§ * MR. WYNDHAM
There are in the service of the National Board of Education teachers having more than three years of efficient service whose salaries are now fixed at the minimum salary for the lowest grade. For service rendered before 1st April, 1900, all teachers received credit as provided by the rules which up till that time were in force. Grade salary and continued good service salary by triennial increments date only from 1st April, 1900, and all teachers may receive such increments under the same conditions.