HC Deb 30 April 1913 vol 52 c1202W

asked the Chief Secretary if he will urge the Treasury to increase the Grant for primary education in Ireland, so as to place Ireland on an equality with Scotland in this matter?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to a question asked on this subject by the hon. Member for East Down on 12th December last.


asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention has been called to an advertisement appearing in the "Irish School Weekly" newspaper, 4th January, 1913, for a trained female assistant teacher for a mixed school who must be competent to conduct a choir and play the organ; whether the Commissioners permit school managers to make it a condition of employment of national school teachers that they perform extraneous duties; and, if not, what steps they have taken to ensure that the teacher consents to discharge such duties and is duly remunerated for the same?


The Commissioners of National Education have taken no action in regard to the advertisement referred to. They do not permit school managers to make it a condition of employment of national teachers that they are to perform extraneous duties, but, should a manager desire to have a teacher who can conduct a choir, the Commissioners can see no grounds for interfering unless the manager proposes to employ the teacher at the extraneous duty without the teacher's consent and without special remuneration.

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