§ Mr. DEVLIN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland how many teachers in national schools hold the diploma of Licentiate of College of Preceptors; if the standard of the examination for this diploma is equal in difficulty to that of a degree of arts in any university in the United Kingdom; and whether it is proposed to give any special consideration in the matter of remuneration to teachers holding this diploma?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
I understand that seven national school teachers hold the diploma mentioned by the hon. Member. The Commissioners of National Education cannot undertake to make comparisons between the examination for this diploma and the arts examinations in the various universities in the United Kingdom. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.