§ SIR JAMES HASLETT (Belfast, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, on the introduction of the new system of manual instruction and science teaching in the national schools of Ireland, it was found necessary to secure the services of skilled and trained teachers to act as organisers of the new system, and to obtain the services of a number of the best teachers from large national schools in Ireland; and that these teachers are being dismissed from, their new posts, and practically from the service of the State; and, if so, will he reconsider the matter.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) These organisers were employed for a definite term which expired on the 31st March. The Commissioners, however, are providing them with situations as teachers in model schools and other national schools upon the most favourable terms possible.