HC Deb 23 March 1908 vol 186 c1100

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware of the disparity between the grants for primary education in Great Britain and Ireland, taking population as a basis of comparison; whether this has been made the subject of frequent protest by the public bodies in Ireland as well as the managers and teachers; and whether the Government will consider Ireland's claims to equal treatment with reference to primary education as compared with the other portions of the three Kingdoms.


The question raised by the hon. Member cannot be adequately discussed within the limits of an oral answer. I may, however, repeat an announcement recently made by my hon. friend the Secretary to the Treasury, namely, that it is the intention of the Government to provide a substantial increase in the Vote for Public Education, Ireland, for the coming financial year, with the object of improving the salaries of the teachers.