§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL (Kerry, W.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will give the names of inspectors employed by the National Board in Ireland, their salaries, previous experience of school work, and number of years each taught in a national school.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The names and University degrees of the inspectors are set oat in Thorn's Official Directory, and the scale of salaries will be found in the Estimates. These gentlemen are appointed as the result of competitive examination conducted by the Civil Service Commissioners. Experience in national or other schools is not a necessary qualification for the appointment, and I am not prepared to make inquiries in this respect.