HC Deb 20 March 1883 vol 277 c938

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, considering complaints made by teachers of Irish National Schools, that the salaries payable to them on the 12th of January last have remained unpaid until the present month, steps will be taken to cause the Board of National Education to pay the teachers their salaries, according to regulation, immediately after the quarter days, 12th. January, 12th April, 12th July, and Pith October, and thus save a class of public officials from needless inconvenience and anxiety?


Sir, the Commissioners of National Education inform me that the salaries of the teachers and monitors of National schools—some 16,000 to 17,000 in number—are punctually paid on each succeeding quarter-day—namely, 12th of January, 12th of April, 12th of July, and 12th of October. If, upon that day, no payment is made in any particular case or cases, it is because of some irregularity in the return of the manager, or some breach of rule involving inquiry and consideration. That is the only answer I can give; but if the hon. Member has any special case in view, perhaps he will call attention I to it.