HC Deb 17 June 1903 vol 123 cc1162-3

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland why it is that moneys earned by teachers of evening schools have been delayed in many cases over three months; whether some steps will be taken to secure more prompt payment in future.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) I am informed by the Commissioners that, in consequence of the very large increase in the number of evening schools in Ireland, it has been found impracticable to deal with the reports as rapidly as had been anticipated. The fees are sent to the managers as soon as possible after the close of the session in every case where the conditions have been complied with and the final reports received from the inspectors. The payments will be completed in all regular cases in a week or ten days.