§ MR. MOORE
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland have junior assistant mistresses under eighteen years of age been recognised in any case and paid by the Commissioners of National Education.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Commissioners inform me that the Answer is in the affirmative. Under a recent modification of their rules a junior assistant mistress may be recognised at the age of seventeen years in a school of which the principal teacher is a woman.