HC Deb 05 May 1903 vol 121 c1374

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Commissioners of National Education have received complaints as to the financial loss inflicted on a number of teachers, whose schools had been increasing in attendance and improving in efficiency from year to year during the three years preceding 1900, and who, owing to the change in the mode of payment, receive less now than formerly; how many of these teachers have been awarded normal salary and how many refused; and what steps will be taken to remedy the alleged grievances of teachers in this respect.


Representations were received by the Commissioners to the effect stated in the first part of the Question. Practically, all such representations were investigated, and in every case in which the Commissioners considered that an increased income, or a normal income, was equitably due, it was awarded. The number of such cases is. not officially recorded.