HC Deb 10 June 1907 vol 175 cc1053-4
MR. HAYDEN (Rosecommon, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the residual capitation grant for the year ended 31st March, 1907, has not been paid to the acting principal teacher, Miss Quinn, of Ballagh School, Roll No. 5,811, Circuit No. 12, county of Roscommon; that this school remained during the term mentioned in communication with the National Board; that the grant was earned; whether the technical application of Rule No. 111, not designed to meet a ease of this description, will be held to deprive the teacher of the school of a grant which she earned; and, if so held, to whom will the grant be paid, or must it be forfeited by those interested in that school.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) In ordinary circumstances the teacher referred to would not be entitled to the residual captitation grant, but, having regard to the unusually long period, nearly a year, during which she acted as principal teacher, the Commissioners have decided to make the grant to her as an entirely exceptional case.