§ MR. CHARLES LEWIS
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether Her Majesty's Government is prepared to take steps to secure to the Irish work- 1328 house national teachers the same privileges as regards results fees earned under the conditions laid down by the Commissioners of National Education as are possessed by the ordinary national school teachers?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
Sir, the National Teachers Act of 1875 allowed the Board of Guardians of any Union to vote results fees to the teachers of the workhouse school. But I do not think it would be possible to place these teachers on precisely the same footing as other teachers in this respect. Their general position is very different, and in some points much superior, to that of the ordinary national teachers.