§ Colonel M'CALMONT
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland why the principal teacher of Ballyronan National school, Roll No. 56, county Antrim, who was promoted to a higher grade for satisfactory service on 1st April, 1910, has not yet received his grade salary, although Rule 105 (a) of the Commissioners states that teachers promoted from a lower to a higher grade receive on promotion the salary fixed for the grade to which they are promoted; and whether it is the intention of the Government to allow the Commissioners to pay to this teacher the arrears due to him, which up to 30th September amounted to £5, or is he to be deprived of his just earnings?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
It is presumed that the hon. Member refers to Ballysnodd National School, Roll No. 56, county Antrim. Mr. Samuel McElroy, principal teacher of this school, was promoted to the first grade from the 1st April, 1911, not 1st April, 1910, as stated in the question. He cannot at present receive the salary of this grade owing to the limiting numbers in the grade.