HC Deb 05 July 1904 vol 137 c658

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Government intend to take measures so that the payment of Irish national teachers shall be increased so as to place them upon an equality with English teachers.


In any comparison between the incomes of Irish national school teachers and teachers in England, regard must be had to the burden on the State and on local sources. The incomes paid to teachers in Ireland represent a payment from the State of £2 8s. 11d. for each child in average daily attendance. In England and Wales, the cost of maintenance of the schools is £2 13s. 2d. per pupil, of which only £1 10s. 8d. was derived from the State in the case of Board schools.