§ Mr. BOLAND
asked if the right hon. Gentleman will say whether the Treasury or the Commissioners of National Education are responsible for not paying teachers on their retirement on a pension the portion 524 of their salary designated augmentation and residual Grant earned on date of retirement; whether he is aware that teachers retired in June do not receive this moiety of their salary for over nine months after, as in the case of the teacher of the Kenmare Boys' School, who retired at sixty-five on 30th June last; and will he see that this arrangement is remedied, so that the employé may get his wages without delay in future?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Commissioners of National Education inform me that the Grants referred to are, under Regulations sanctioned by the Treasury, payable annually in the month of April in respect of the year ending on the previous 31st March. The Parliamentary Vote out of which these payments are made does not become available until the month of April. A teacher retiring in the month of June cannot, therefore, be paid these Grants in respect of his service since the preceding 1st April until the month of April in the following year.