§ MR. J. DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if English and Scotch school teachers are paid more in salary than Irish national school teachers; and, if so, will he explain the reason of this difference?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The average receipts of teachers are higher in England, but the system is so different in the two countries as to make a profitable comparison between salaries difficult. To fully explain the reasons of this difference would involve a dissertation on the educational systems and social conditions of the different parts of the country, which cannot be given within the limits of an answer to a question; but I may point out that in England and Scotland a large part of the remuneration of teachers is derived from local sources, while in Ireland that remuneration is almost entirely from Imperial money.