§ MR. SLOAN
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state why £2 17s. 6d., salary due to teacher of Oatquarter National School, Roll No. 14,532, for the quarter ending 31st March, 1907, has been withheld, seeing that a medical certificate of illness was forwarded by the teacher to the National Board, and that a teacher is entitled to a month's salary if ill, while the teacher in question was only absent seven days.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The amount in question was deducted from the salary of the teacher because he closed his school on certain days during the quarter ending 31st March, 1907, without notification to, or permission from, the manager of the school, who declined to certify the justice of the teacher's claim for payment in respect of these days.