§ Mr. HUGH LAW
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is intended that the amended pension scheme for Irish teachers shall take effect as from April last?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
I beg to refer to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for North Monaghan on the 25th instant.
§ Mr. FETHERSTONHAUGH
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Commissioners of National Education have taken any action in reference to an advertisement in the "Irish School Weekly," of 13th April, 1912, for a female teacher, which stated that she must be able to train and conduct a choir; and do they allow school teachers to be penalised in applications for posts under the Board by allowing managers to require them to be qualified for extraneous and unremunerated employment imposed on them by managers as a condition of appointment?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Commissioners of National Education have taken no action in regard to the advertisement referred to. The Commissioners do not permit School Managers to make it a condition of employment of National teachers that they are to perform extraneous duties. But should a manager desire to have a teacher for his school who would at the same time be qualified to train and conduct a choir the Commissioners can see no grounds forinterfering, unless the manager proposes to employ the teacher at the extraneous duty without the teacher's consent, and without special remuneration.