HC Deb 29 June 1905 vol 148 cc529-30

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the different items which were taken into consideration in fixing the consolidated salary of the principal teacher of Mohorough, N.S. Roll No. 5,094, and which sum amounted to £85; what were the items in the same case when the salary was fixed at £87; and will he explain how the unit of distribution of annual capitation grant for year 1901 amounted to 5s.1d., whilst the unit for 1902,1903, and 1904 amounted to 5s. only.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The consolidated salary of £85 per annum awarded to Mr. P. M'Carthy, teacher of Mohorough National School, was arrived at as follows:—

£ s. d.
In respect of class salary rate 44 0 0
In respect of 20% increase on class salary 8 16 0
In respect of residual capitation grant 11 1 4
In respect of results fees 14 2 6
In respect of Customs and Excise grant 6 9 10
Total 84 9 10

When a consolidated salary of £87. per annum was erroneously awarded to Mr. M'Carthy in the first instance, £15 10s. 8d. was allowed in respect of results fees, and £6 18s. 4d. in respect of Customs and Excise grant, instead of the correct sums under these headings as stated above. The residue of the school grant available for distribution as a capitation grant for 1901, when divided by the average attendance of pupils between three and fifteen years of age for that year, was such as to enable payment to be made at the rate of 5s. 1d. per unit on the average attendance.