HC Deb 04 July 1904 vol 137 cc450-1

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the principal teacher of a boys' school in county Down, Circuit 9, Section C, District 19, Roll No. 1950, is trained and in the first division of second class; that he has been granted his training diploma; that the average for the last quarter was sixty; that he has been three years in the service of the National Board; that he got the, reports fair, fair, and good; that increments have been awarded on similar reports; that under the old system with his present average of fifty-five he would have a salary (exclusive of capitation) of £82 16s., consisting of class salary £52 16s., and results fees £30; and that his present salary is £56; and, if so, whether, in view of the fact that he entered a training college before the introduction of the new system, the Commissioners will increase his present salary to what it would have been under the old system.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The principal teacher of the school in question entered the service of the Board for the first time on 23rd July, 1900, and according came under the rules then in force. He has no claim for special consideration under the rules in force prior to that date. Under Rule 194 (c) he ranks as in third grade only. He is paid salary according to the scale laid down for that grade, viz., £56 per annum. The teacher was trained during the session 1898–1900, but the privileges embodied in Rule 200 III. refer to persons who were trained during the session 1899–1900 and were recognised as teachers before entering the college. His claim to an increment of continued good service salary will be considered this year.