§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, on and after the 1st July, 1906, it is proposed to appoint female pupil-teachers in boys' schools in Ireland, with a view to the increase of the mixed schools in Ireland; and, if so, whether, in view of the objections, on moral grounds, of Catholic managers to this change, it is intended to persist in this proposal.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Commissioners of National Education do not propose to appoint female pupil-teachers in boys' schools after the 1st July, 1906. Junior assistant mistresses may, in accordance with a recent regulation, be appointed after the 1st July, 1906, in boys' schools in which the average attentance ranges from thirty-five to fifty. The Commissioners are not aware of any objection to this regulation.