§ Mr. O'REILLY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If he can state what has been the cause of the very great delay in many cases in communicating to teachers the results of the "results examination" and making the consequent payments; whether it could not be obviated in the future; and, whether there would be any difficulty in the examiner at once letting the teachers know what children had passed?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
, in reply, said, it was the rule for the Commissioners to inform the teachers of schools what children had passed as soon as possible, and he was not aware that that rule had been departed from in the present instance, although there had been some unavoidable delay in making the consequent payments, owing to the fact that the precise amount of those payments depended on the course taken by the Guardians with reference to the National Teachers Act of last Session, and thus could not be ascertained until nearly the close of 1875. This cause of delay would not recur in future.