§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if the Commissioners of National Education sanction the amalgamation of infant and senior schools in close proximity; and if such schools were amalgamated, and the principal of the infant school retained as assistant, would such assistant be guaranteed increments and promotion, and receive residual capitation grants equal to what the average would entitle the assistant to as principal of the infant school.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I have sent to the hon. Member a copy of the Commissioners' regulations dealing with the matter in question.
§ MR. SLOAN
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if, where there are two adjoining schools, infant and senior, the principal of the senior school can admit children of the junior school where the parents so desire it and when there is a junior assistant to instruct them.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Commissioners of National Education inform me that they cannot answer this Question unless they are furnished with particulars of the precise case referred to.