§ Mr. HACKETT
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in view of his promise of last year, he will arrange with the Treasury to pay the salaries of the Irish teachers monthly from the 1st April, 1912, as the present arrangements, whereby teachers are paid quarterly on account and are paid in full only once each year in April, cause anxiety and loss to the teachers?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The hon. Member appears to be under a misapprehension. While everyone agrees as to the desirability of adopting the system of monthly payments I have been careful to refrain from making any promise as to the date of the change, and the Treasury, with whom I have been in correspondence on the subject, do not see their way to make provision in the Estimates for 1912–13 for the largely increased expenditure which would be involved.