§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if, when a junior assistant mistress with little literary qualification is appointed to a national school, and is the only help the principal teacher has, he can say how the notes to teachers are to be carried out which state that the junior classes should be taught by an experienced teacher; and what the work of such a junior assistant is to be.
§ (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Commissioners of National Education inform me that no general answer can be given to a hypothetical question such as this. If the circumstances of any particular case should be submitted to the Commissioners they will give the matter careful consideration.