§ LORD FITZGERALD
said, he had to ask the Lord President a Question of some importance, of which he had given him private Notice—namely, Whether any action had been taken in reference to the recommendation of the Commissioners of National Education, made in 1879 and in subsequent years, that the remuneration of the teachers of the Irish Convent National Schools should be augmented?
LORD CARLINGFOED (LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL)
The question of payments to the Convent Schools is now under the consideration of the Government. But certain Rules which restricted the grants to Convent Schools have lately been considered by the National Board of Education, who, with the full approval of the Government, have made the following changes in their Code:—(1). Rescinded a Rule which prohibited grants to more than one school in connection with the same convent; (2), rescinded a Rule which excluded a nun from being a teacher in an industrial department of a National School; (3), rescinded a Rule which ex- 339 cluded monks and nuns not only from building grants, but also from the teacherships of 2,200 Vested Schools.