HC Deb 16 April 1885 vol 296 c1844

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, During 1884 how many Boards of Guardians in Ireland, under the 12th Clause of the Teachers' Act of 1875, voted the results fees earned by Workhouse Teachers, and how many withheld such fees; what was the amount of results fees earned by Workhouse Teachers during that period, and how much was paid to them; and, have Workhouse Teachers set forth their grievances on this subject to the Chief Secretary and to the Local Government Board, and is it the intention of the Government to make such provision in the Bill now before the House as shall secure the results fees accruing to them?


Thirty-three Boards of Guardians voted the results fees earned by teachers in 1884, and the amount so voted was £704. Where application for them is not made by the Guardians, the Education Department do not calculate the amount. I cannot hold out any prospect of the introduction into the Education Bill of such a provision as is suggested in the Question; but the Government would be glad to see all Boards of Guardians make arrangements by which a part of the incomes of workhouse teachers should be derived from results payments, as in the case of ordinary National school teachers. It must be remembered that workhouse teachers have advantages which teachers of other National schools have not. In addition to their salaries, they are provided by the Guardians with apartments, rations, fuel, and light.