HC Deb 29 June 1904 vol 137 c27

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, considering the work done by assistant teachers in Irish national schools and the remuneration they get for their services, he will place on the Estimate a sum of £8,000, the amount calculated to give assistants of ten years service, and classed under old rules, second or higher second grade salary.


I can hold out no hope that this suggestion will be adopted. There is no analogy between the proposal and the reduction to fifty of the average required for an assistant teacher, the cost of which it is proposed to place on the Development Grant Estimate. Under the existing rules increases of income are awarded to teachers as the result of continued good service, and the adopting of the hon. Member's proposal would be opposed to the principle underlying the new system of payments.