§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland how many applications have been received by the Commissioners of National Education for the position of pupil teacher or monitor from candidates who have passed, and how many passed with honours the junior or middle grade of the Intermediate Board; and how many applications have been received from candidates who intend to present themselves at this year's examinations of the Intermediate Board.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Commissioners of National Education have received applications for the position of pupil teacher from 150 candidates, of whom twenty-six claim to have passed with honours at intermediate examinations, and the remainder have notified their intention of attending this year's examinations. The Commissioners have not yet received from their inspectors the returns of the applications for monitorships.