HC Deb 08 March 1897 vol 47 c202

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether ha can state the number of workmistresses employed in Irish National Schools for the year ending 31st December 1896, how much their remuneration amounted to, and the average per teacher?


It has not been found possible in the short space of time since this Question was placed on the Paper to ascertain the number of workmistresses employed during the year ended 31st December 1896, but the Commissioners state that the close of the September quarter of last year the number was 880. The salary of workmistresses (who are not employed for the full school day) was raised in 1886 from £8 to its present rate of £12 a year, and the result fees earned vary from £1 to £2 10s. a year.