§ MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether it has been stated that the recent grant of £114,000 was to be shared among all the national teachers in Ireland; and, if so, can he state why the workhouse teachers who are subject to the same rules as to classification and training, and who must teach the same subjects as ordinary national teachers, have received no share of this grant.
§ MR. BIRRELL
No provision was made for the teachers of workhouse schools in connection with the supplementary grant of 24th July last. As stated in my reply to a Question asked by the hon. Member for West Belfast on 29th July last no charge in respect of the salaries of teachers of these schools has ever been borne on the Vote for public education. Such teachers are in the service of the boards of guardians.