§ Mr. P. MEEHAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he has yet found any solution agreeable to the teachers and the Treasury re the payment of national teachers' salaries in equal monthly payments; if he is aware that the present system of payment presses hard on the teachers owing to the increased cost of living; and if he will press the Treasury to remove this grievance under which the individuals to a large extent responsible for education in Ireland labour by sanctioning the monthly payment of salaries the same as English teachers enjoy?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I am aware of the hardship which the present system of payment of teachers in Ireland entails, and have636W had the matter under consideration for some time, but so far I have failed to find a solution agreeable to the teachers and likely to be acceptable by the Treasury. I have not yet abandoned the hope of receiving a further communication from the teachers on the subject.