§ MR. P. A. MCHUGH (Leitrim, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in accordance with the recognised principle of special consideration in special circumstances, he will request the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland to revise the figures on which the present income of the principal teacher of Ballynaclosha National School was fixed; is he aware that in fixing this teachers' income no allowance was made by the Commissioners for the fact that owing to the prevalence of disease in his district in 1898 and 1899 his income fell considerably below the figure at which it stood before these years; and will he see that this teacher is not penalised through a misfortune which he had no power to-avert.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) I answered a similar Question yesterday by the hon. Member for West Kerry.†