HC Deb 29 June 1908 vol 191 cc377-8

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the teachers of schools with an average under thirty-five are excluded from any participation in the additional grant for primary education in Ireland; whether this exclusion has been carried out by the Treasury against the protest of the Commissioners of National Education, the executive of the National Teachers' Organisation, the associations of managers, and the Irish Government; and whether, having regard to the position of many of these schools in remote districts, where it is impossible to effect either an increased average or amalgamation, he will reconsider the allocation with the view of assisting a number of the poorest teachers in Ireland, who teach among sections of the people who would be otherwise unprovided for.


I have nothing to add to the answer given by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on Friday last to a similar Question by the hon. Member.


I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to a Supplementary Estimate for public education in Ireland amounting to £114,000; and whether any provision was made in the Budget for this additional expenditure.


No express provision was made for this service in the Budget, which, however, included a margin for contingencies of £241,000.