HC Deb 03 August 1903 vol 126 cc1276-7
MR. J. F. X. O'BRIEN (Cork)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in national schools in Ireland, the principal teacher has authority to return his own name, solely, on the annual Returns for the teaching of Irish, not with standing that his assistant has also taught it during the annual period, but whose name does not appear on the annual sheets; and whether, in such a case, any remedy is open to the assistant by which he might recover his share of the fees earned by teaching this extra subject.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) I am informed by the Commissioners that the principal teacher has no authority to return his own name as sole teacher of Irish, if instruction is also given in the subject by the assistant teacher. If the hon. Member will communicate to the Commissioners the particulars of any such case the matter will be inquired into and a remedy applied if necessary.