HC Deb 09 March 1903 vol 119 cc92-3

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether an Irish national teacher, by the terms of his engagement, or the regulations of

† The Return referred to is as follows:—Urban Districts (Ireland)—Return showing ()) the total rateable value of each of the Urban Districts in Ireland; (2) the borrowing powers of each, distinguishing between their powers under the Public Health (Ireland) Act and Local Acts (if any); (3) the amount borrowed by each Urban District on the security of the rates, distinguishing loans from (a) Local Loans Fund, (b) Stock, (c) other sources (exclusive of loans entirely repaid on the 1st day of January, 1902); (4) the amount of loans repaid up to the 1st day of January, 1902 (exclusive of loans entirely repaid on the 1st day of January, 1902); (5) the rate in the pound for all purposes levied in each Urban District during the years 1899, 1900, and 1901; and (6) the income (if any) of each Urban District from sources other than the rates.

the Board, is obliged to carry out any, and, if so, what, repairs; and whether he is bound to carry out repairs rendered necessary by storm.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) A distinction is drawn between school-houses and residences. Teachers are not bound to repair school-houses, but, under Rule 89 of the Rules and Regulations of the Commissioners, are expected to undertake at their own expense the repairs specified in that Rule in the cases of residences built by State aid. They are not required to undertake repairs rendered necessary by storm.