§ MR. JOHN CAMPBELL
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. 418 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.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
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.