HC Deb 13 July 1883 vol 281 c1351

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, When he intends to bring in his promised Bill on the subject of the Salaries of the Irish National Teachers?


Sir, in reply to the hon. Member, I must say that the Irish Government have carefully considered the question, and have come to a conclusion as to what should be done. As far as I can gather, however, the opinion of hon. Members, the Bill which the Government proposed would not pass without opposition, which would effectually prevent its becoming law this Session. Having regard to this, and to the fact that the Government engage to meet the wishes of the House with regard to a measure of compulsory education in Ireland, which would naturally and properly be included in the same Bill as their proposals relating to schoolmasters, there is no choice but to postpone dealing with the matter this Session.