§ Sir JOHN LONSDALE
asked the Chief Secretary if provision has been made in the Estimates for 1912–13, Class 4, Vote 10, Item E, for the payment of arrears of salary to national school teachers who have been promoted to the first grade in 1909, 1910, and 1911, without receiving the resulting increment of salary; and, if so, will he state the amount of such provision and the number of teachers affected by it?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The teachers referred to were not entitled to an increase of salary until the occurrence of a vacancy in the grade to which they were promoted. No arrears of salary can therefore be due, and no provision has been made in the Estimates for 1912–13 in respect of these teachers.