HC Deb 15 November 1917 vol 99 c585
24. Mr. BOLAND

asked the Chief Secretary whether in view of the discontent among the national school teachers of Ireland owing to the barriers of promotion caused by the standard averages, more especially in the higher grades, and of the fact that the ablest teachers in Ireland are kept down by these averages, over which they have absolutely no control, he will now take steps to allay this discontent and unrest by recommending the abolition or, failing this, a substantial reduction of the averages?


I have nothing to add to the answer I gave to the hon. Member's question on this subject on 23rd October.