HC Deb 12 March 1912 vol 35 cc1059-60W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, where National school teachers of good character and who have been trained for two years in an Irish training college, and who have given the statutory term of two years' service to the State, and who are now between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-five years, make application for positions under the National Health Insurance Commissioners, he will recommend to the Irish National Insurance Commissioners the same privileges of appointment to such national teachers who resign their appointments as those extended to Civil servants, namely, exemption from probationary period and exemption from literary examination?


The school teachers referred to in the question are not established Civil servants, nor do they hold certificates from the Civil Service Commissioners in respect of their present situations. In the event of their selection for appointments under the Irish Insurance Commission, it would be necessary for the Civil Service Commissioners to satisfy themselves of their qualifications for such appointments, either by literary examination or otherwise, as the Commissioners might decide. Persons who have not already served a period of probation for the established Civil Service cannot be exempted from the requirements in that regard of the General Orders in Council, and regulations gaining admission to that Service.