§ 19. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, in view of the fact that the Rules and Regulations of the Commissioners of National Education for 1914–15 embody none of the improvements recommended in the Report of the Viceregal Committee on Primary Education, whether any amending rules will be issued to managers and teachers simultaneously, and how soon; what provision is to be made for the more rapid promotion of deserving teachers; by how many years' successful teaching can a teacher obtain the highest-grade salary; from what date will the increments begin; will they be annual; will the Commissioners recognise monitors in schools with an average daily attendance of forty pupils; what are the maximum and minimum ages for monitors; what gratuity, if any, is to be paid to a teacher for training a monitor; and when will the fees for teaching Irish be paid to the teachers?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Commissioners of National Education have not completed their consideration of the Viceregal Committee's Report, and consequently it would be premature to make any statement in regard to their future action in connection with their recommendations. The Commissioners will recognise monitors in schools with a daily attendance of forty pupils. The maximum age for boy and 1959 girl monitors is seventeen years and the minimum for boys fourteen years and girls fifteen years. No gratuity is paid to a teacher for training a monitor. Fees for teaching Irish are being paid at present.