HC Deb 19 July 1904 vol 138 cc417-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that tine principal teacher of a school in District 17 (Roll No. 1215) left the Board's service on the 1st January, 1904, owing to the inadequacy of his salary, after being trained at a cost to the Treasury of about £100. whether he can state the number of teachers paid at the rata of £56 per annum who have resigned since 1900, and whether he will recommend that the initial salary for all teachers shall be raised.


No cause was assigned for this teacher's resignation. 104 male teachers, whose grade salary was £56, have left the service since 1st April, 1900. Of these fifty-nine had been trained. The abolition of the old system of payments has resulted in an increase of the actual payments to teachers generally of more than £40,000 per annum. I cannot hold out any hope that further burdens will be imposed on the Vote for Public Education.