HC Deb 27 June 1905 vol 148 c262

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that under the system of calculation of the attendances necessary to qualify a pupil for special fees in extra subjects lately enforced by the Board of National Education, a pupil who has attended 160 lessons in an extra subject on 160 days in the school year may be disqualified, whilst payment may be made for pupils who have only attended seventy lessons in the same subject; and whether, in view of the effect of this rule in depriving teachers of fees, he will consider the advisability of having it relaxed.


I beg to refer to the reply given by my right hon. friend the Member for Dover to a similar Question put by the hon. Member for South Kerry on March 28th, 1904.†