HC Deb 07 March 1884 vol 285 c865

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is the fact that the salaries of Convent National Teachers are much lower than the salaries of Secular Teachers; and, if so, whether this grievance will be remedied by the Bill affecting National Teachers, which the Irish Government has promised to bring in this Session?


Sir, Convent National teachers are in all cases at liberty to adopt the principle of classification, and when they do so their salaries are the same as those of secular teachers. When they do not adopt this principle, the amount of salary is regulated by the average number of pupils in daily attendance, and is considerably less than it would be if the teachers were classified. I cannot at present enter into details as to any of the provisions of the Bill which I intend to introduce.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he still adheres to his determination to postpone the introduction of this Bill until after the Sunday Closing Bill has been disposed of?


said, he could not answer the Question without some consideration.