§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
To ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland if he will give the number of national school teachers in Ireland promoted from third to second grade, second to second of first grade, and second of first to first section of the first grade respectively, for the triennial period ending March 31st 1903; and of the number thus promoted how many up to the present time have been advanced to a higher class pension scale.
(Answered by Mr. Atkinson.) For the triennial period ended March 31st, 1903, 580 teachers were promoted to the second grade, 113 to the second of first grade, and 55 to first of first grade. In 601 of these cases the question of pension advancement does not arise, inasmuch as the teachers interested were not promoted to a grade higher than their previous respective classes. In the remaining 147 cases the teachers were promoted to a grade higher than their previous classes.