HC Deb 05 August 1912 vol 41 c2680W

asked the Chief Secretary whether the Commissioners of National Education have received a copy of a resolution, unanimously adopted at a recent meeting of the County Down Teachers' Association, calling upon the National Board to withdraw Rule 127 (b), as its enforcement tends to lower the average daily attendance at the national schools in Ireland, and thereby decreases the Grant for primary education from Imperial sources; and can he state what, action the Commissioners have recently taken in this matter?


The Resolution referred to has been received and will be submitted to the Commissioners of National Education. The Commissioners have recently modified materially the terms of the Rule in question, by waiving the Rule where the existing grade salary of a teacher would be reduced in consequence of its application.