§ Mr. FLAVIN
asked the Chief Secretary how many junior assistant mistresses at present in the service of the National Board in Ireland are in receipt of a salary less than the full allowance of £24 a year; how many of these teachers are engaged in schools whose average ranges from thirty to thirty-five; and whether he can say why it is that these teachers whose averages range from thirty to thirty-five are not benefiting by the fall of five in the attendance granted a short time ago?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Commissioners of National Education inform me that there are 176 junior assistant mistresses in receipt of a salary of less than £24 a year, and of these fifty-four are engaged in schools whose averages range from thirty to thirty-five. According to the rules of the Commissioners the privilege of the fall of five does not apply in the case of these teachers.