HC Deb 03 April 1905 vol 144 cc142-3

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant for Ireland whether, seeing the necessity for better training of teachers of singing and science and the growing desire of the Irish people to have those subjects well taught to their children, steps will be taken to have the organisers in those subjects employed by the National Board retained in the service.


I beg also to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the popular taste for and need for instruction by the teachers in music, he will request the Commissioners to retain the services of the organiser of instruction in that subject.


The appointment of a permanent Inspector of Music has been approved. The term for which the temporary organisers in that subject were employed expired on 31st March, and it is not intended to renew their appointments. I have already explained that a head organiser and two assistants have been permanently retained for the training of teachers in elementary science.