HC Deb 14 July 1908 vol 192 cc584-5

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the number of labourers' cottages erected in County Clare; and what is the number in course of erection, giving the names of the different unions.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) As promised in my Answer to the hon. member's oral Question to-day I give the the following table, which shows the number of labourers' cottages provided and authorised in each rural district of County Clare—

are in Ireland; what is the method of paying assistant teachers in salary and capitation; whether an assistant in a school with an average attendance of sixty gets no capitation grant whatever; what is the initial and the maximum salary of an assistant teacher; and how many years must he work before he can reach that maximum.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The number of principal teachers is 8,101, and the number of assistants 4,604. Assistants are, as a rule, granted third-grade salary and increments of good service salary, together with residual capitation grant according to the scale shown in the rules. An assistant in a school which has an average attendance of sixty receives no residual grant. The initial salary of assistants is for men £56 and for women £44, and the ordinary maximum is £77 for men and £65 for women. Assistants are also entitled to residual capitation grant as well as to bonuses under the Irish Education Act. It takes nine years for an assistant to reach his or her maximum.