§ MR. MOONEY (Newry)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland is he aware that some of the transition teachers are losing upwards of £40 annually by the operation of the rules of the Commissioners of National Education that came into force in 1900; and, if so, will he take steps to see that a portion of the forthcoming grant will be used to redress the grievances of this section of the teachers.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I beg to refer the hon. Member to the Answer which I gave on 3rd March last to a Question on this subject by the hon. Member for South Down, in which I stated that the teachers referred to have already received full consideration, and that each particular case has been dealt with on its merits. The Government, is at present advised, see no good reason to suggest any alteration in the manner of the disposal of the additional grant as indicated in the Supplementary Estimate now before Parliament.