§ MR. MELDON
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If he would state to the House how many unions in Ireland have voted themselves contributory under "The National Teachers Act, 1875," and how many remain non-contributory; how many (if any) unions have not as yet decided whether they will become contributory or not; and, whether the Returns ordered upon the Motion of the honourable Member for the county of Carlow as to contributory and non-contributory unions, will be delivered previous to the 17th day of March, the day fixed for the Motion on the subject of the condition of Irish National Teachers?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
, in reply, said, that 70 of the Irish Unions had agreed to become contributory under the National Teachers Act of 1875, 92 remained non-contributory, and in one, he believed, the question had not yet been settled. The Returns mentioned in the Question would be ready for presentation in another week, and would, he hoped, be circulated before the day fixed for the Motion of the hon. Member for Kildare.