HC Deb 16 September 1909 vol 10 cc2465-6W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he can say if, in cases where recently appointed inspectors of National schools in Ireland give reports more unfavourable than have ever been given by inspectors of long standing, both senior and junior, since the introduction of the new system nearly 10 years ago, such reports will be permitted to mar the increments or prevent the promotion of such teachers, or will the Board have regard also to the reports for, say, the preceding seven years?


The Commissioners of National Education inform me that they deal with all cases of increment and promotion of national teachers in such a manner as in their opinion secures full justice being done to the teachers concerned. The Commissioners are always ready to investigate any case of alleged hardship arising from inspectors' reports if brought specially under their notice.

Mr. MacCAW

asked the Chief Secretary why the head teacher and assistant teacher of Ballynagarrick National School, Gilford, county Down, District No. 7b, have not yet received the triennial increase to which they are entitled under the rules, notwithstanding that the inspector's report for the three years has been favourable?


The Commissioners of National Education inform me that the claims of these teachers required special consideration. The increments have now been awarded, and payment will be made in due course.