§ Mr. JOHN MURPHY
asked the Chief Secretary if he can ascertain the number of teachers who completed their course of training in July, 1900; the, number of principal teachers in the National Board's service before the 1st April, 1900, who were promoted to larger schools since that date; the number of principal teachers in the service before the 1st April, 1900, who were trained since that date: the number of assistants who were promoted to principals since 1st April, 1900; and if the Commissioners of National Education propose to take any steps to remove the financial grievances these classes of teachers suffer since the change in the system in 1900?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Return asked for would take a long time to prepare, and, in the opinion of the Commissioners of National Education, the result would not be commensurate with the time, labour and cost involved in its preparation. The Commissioners are not aware that the classes of teachers referred to have any justifiable cause of complaint on financial grounds, the new system of payments introduced in 1900 having been generally beneficial to all classes of teachers.