To ask the Minister for Education what action is taken by his Department with regard to national teachers arrested by the military authorities and detained without trial; and whether it is the intention to adopt the same procedure as was followed by the Commissioners of National Education during the British regime.

When a teacher is arrested, payment of his salary is suspended as from the date of his arrest, and the manager of the school concerned is advised that a qualified teacher should be appointed in his place, and that payment of salary will be made to such a teacher as a "locum tenens" or temporary teacher pending the decision of the military authorities on the case of the teacher under arrest.