§ Mr. O'DONNELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he will now consider the justice of abolishing standard numbers in the grading or classification of Irish teachers; and whether in doing so he will refund to all teachers promoted but not paid during the past two years the arrears due on account of such promotion?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I am not prepared to recommend an indefinite increase of the numbers in the several grades of national teachers. With regard to the second paragraph, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave yesterday to the question of the hon. Member for Mid-Armagh on this subject.