§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
I beg to ask the xPresident of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the pupil teachers at Northwich entered for King's Scholarships last December, and have now been informed that the result of the examination will not be published until June; and whether, seeing that this decision entails on these pupil teachers loss of salary and prevents them from advertising for places, he can take steps to publish the result sooner.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. BIRRELL,) Bristol, N.
The difficulty referred to in the Question will not occur again. The present year is a year of transition, examinations being held both in December last and at Easter; it is necessary to announce the results of the two examinations simultaneously in order that those entering for the examination in December may not have a preference for the Training Colleges.