HC Deb 05 July 1920 vol 131 cc1003-4
29. Mr. DONALD

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to a resolution passed by the secondary school teachers in Ireland regarding the critical position of teachers in Ireland and the urgent need for passing the Education (Ireland) Bill; whether he is aware that unless something is done very soon many of the schools will be compelled to close down for want of competent teachers, many of whom are going to England and Scotland; and whether, regarding education, it is the intention of the Government to treat Ireland as well as it has treated England and Scotland?


I can add nothing to what has already been said in reply to questions on this subect.


When will the Government be in a position to answer my ques- tion? Has it yet come to any decision with regard to giving financial assistance to these teachers, many of whom are on pre-War salaries?


We have stated that we intend to deal with the matter, but much depends on the state of the business. I should like notice of the second part of the question.

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