§ MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland can he say how many teachers under the Irish National Board of Education were promoted to the first grade last month; were any teachers who obtained an increment last July thus promoted; on what reports were the promotions made; and were any teachers passed over without promotion who, during the past three years, had higher reports than those who came off more favourably.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
Eighteen, of whom three had already received partial increments. The promotions were based upon the reports of the inspectors during the past three years, the Departmental records, and the special recommendation of the senior inspectors. No teachers were passed over who were eligible for and merited promotion. If any 1258 particular case in which it is considered that a teacher should have been promoted is brought under the notice of the Commissioners, it will be inquired into.