asked the Chief Secretary whether he has received a copy of a Resolution adopted by the County Down Teachers' Association, wherein it is stated that the salaries of the Irish national teachers are 40 per cent. below those paid to the Scotch teachers for doing similar work; whether the managers' associations, the county councils, and various public bodies have made pronouncements in favour of levelling up the salaries of the Irish national teachers; and can he state what action the Government propose to take in the matter?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I have received the resolution referred to, together with many other resolutions from various bodies, in favour of increasing the salaries of national school teachers With regard to the remainder of the question, I would refer1454W the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to his question on this subject on the 12th December last.