§ MR. SLOAN
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that the assistant teacher of Shrove National School, Roll No. 3,470,. was granted an increment dating from April, 1906, he 939 can state why the principal of the same school was refused an increment.
§ (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I am informed by the Commissioners of National Education that the principal teacher referred to is in receipt of a salary in excess of the maximum salary of his grade. He is therefore ineligible to receive a further increment in that grade. His claim to promotion to the second grade is at present under consideration, and if it should be granted he will receive an increase of salary as from 1st April last.