§ Mr. DEVLIN
asked the Chief Secretary the average income of a male principal teacher, second class, in an Irish national school under the old regulations in force in 1901 in a school where the average attendance was over seventy and where about ninety pupils were presented for results and made an excellent examination?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Commissioners of National Education inform me that the average income from State sources of a second-class male principal teacher in 1895 was £90 12s. 7d. No later figures are available. It would be impossible now to say what the average income of a teacher might have been under the system of payments in force prior to 1900 in such a case as is contemplated in the question. In 1901 the new system of payments was in operation.