§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state what salary will be paid should the manager of (say) a dozen schools in an Irish-speaking district employ a travelling teacher of Irish for his district to teach both the pupils and the teachers till the latter are competent to do so themselves, and what qualifications will the Commissioners require for such teachers.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The Commissioners will pay no salary to a teacher of Irish 1177 for instructing national teachers; but, where systematic instruction has been given before or after the regular school hours at least once a week during the school year, and such weekly instruction is of at least one hour's duration, or where similar instruction is given twice a week, each lesson being of half an hour's duration, the teacher, if approved as competent by the inspector, may receive a fee of 10s. for each pupil who has been in bona fide attendance throughout the course in a class which has passed the tests applied by the inspector at the end of the course.