§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the President of the Board of Education how 1159 many teachers have been dismissed for inefficiency during each year since 1899.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The appointment and dismissal of teachers of public elementary schools does not rest with the Board of Education, and I am quite unable to state the figures asked for in the Question.
§ ME. SLOAN
To ask the Secretary for Scotland how many teachers have been dismissed by order of the Education Department for inefficiency during each year since 1899.
(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) The dismissal of teachers is not effected by order of the Department but by resolution of the individual school boards by whom they are employed. A teacher's certificate may, however, be recalled, suspended, or reduced by the Department under Article 69 of the Code. Since 1899 there has been one case of recall (in 1900) and one case of suspension (in 1905).