§ Mr. FIELD
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, seeing that the principal officials in the National Education Office of Ireland are paid their salaries monthly, there is any reason why the national teachers should not be paid in the same way; whether he can state what is the reason that a different system of payment should be continued to those employed in the same service; whether he is aware that this delay in paying national teachers causes financial loss and personal inconvenience by their being obliged to have recourse to credit for all their necessities?44W
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the question of the hon. Member for East Down on this subject on 13th February, 1913, to which I have nothing at present to add.