§ Mr. MacVEAGH
asked the Chief Secretary if he can state the number of Queen's Scholars in training during the years 1898–1900 who have suffered financially through the operation of the new rules of the Commissioners of National Education issued in 1900; whether the Irish Government, the Commissioners of National Education, and the Treasury are at present carefully considering the claims of these teachers; and whether he can state the number of cases submitted to him for consideration which are at present receiving the attention of the Commissioners of National Education?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Commissioners of National Education are not aware that the teachers referred to have any justifiable cause of complaint on financial grounds under the operation of the Rules issued in or since 1900. No claims on behalf of this particular class of teachers have been recently submitted by me to the Commissioners.