§ 11. Sir J. LONSDALE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if his attention has been directed to a resolution adopted by the Armagh County Council and other public bodies in Ireland expressing the opinion that out of the Grant of £40,000 for the improvement of the position of lay teachers in intermediate schools in Ireland no money should be paid to any school in excess of the sum actually paid by that 1284 school to such teachers, and that any money not so expended should be used as the nucleus of a pension fund for secondary lay teachers; and if the scheme for the distribution of this Grant will be modified in accordance with this resolution?
§ 14. Mr. LYNCH
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in view of the fact that the Dill Commission recommended some relaxation of the conditions governing the promotion of assistant teachers, he will urge on the Commissioners of National Education the desirability of promoting all assistant teachers who have obtained the merit marks of good for three consecutive years since reaching the maximum salary of their grade, and who have also a considerable length of efficient service to their credit?
§ Mr. DUKE
I have not been able to obtain any confirmation of the suggestion that the Dill Commission recommended some relaxation of the conditions governing the promotion of assistant teachers. On the general question, I would refer the hon. Member to a detailed answer I gave yesterday to the hon. Member for the Harbour Division of Dublin.