HC Deb 25 February 1896 vol 37 cc1063-4
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?


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.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Irish teachers perform their duties as satisfactorily as English and Scotch teachers?


That question does not arise out of that on the Paper.

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