§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the number of teachers, exclusive of infant school teachers, in the group of districts under Mr. Murphy, Armagh, as senior inspector; what number of these teachers has he recommended for promotion to second of first, and to first of first grade respectively for the past three years; how many teachers in the same group of districts were recommended by their inspector for admission to examination† See (4) Debates, cxviii. 1232.1478 for these grades preceding the introdution of the new system, on account of their having conducted the schools in a satisfactory or highly efficient manner.
§ MR. SLOAN
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the number of national teachers in the district under Mr. O'Connell, Belfast, excluding teachers of infant schools; how many has he recommended for promotion to second of first and first of first grade respectively during the past three years; and how many have been promoted; and if he will advise the National Board to see that more uniformity is established between the proportion of teachers recommended for promotion by inspectors of the different districts and also between recommendations under the new system and the old.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) It does not appear to the Commissioners that any useful public purpose would be served by giving this information, and they are unable, therefore, to give it. If, however, my hon. friend will communicate to me the particulars of any specific case I shall be glad to make further inquiry.