HC Deb 22 December 1916 vol 88 cc1860-1W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has received the statement issued by the Belfast Teachers' Association with reference to the salaries and prospects of national teachers; and whether he will use his influence to get the resolutions adopted on 28th October, 1916, at a public meeting carried into effect?


The statement referred to has been received. I cannot add anything to what I have recently stated in the House on the subject.


asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is now in a position to make a statement as to the result of the consultations between the various Departments with reference to the dismissal of assistant teachers and the reduction of the grade salary of principal teachers owing to the condition of the average attendance of pupils; whether the application of the Commissioners of National Education for power to suspend during the War period the operation of the rules requiring a withdrawal or reduction of the salaries of teachers consequent upon a decline in the attendance of pupils has been granted; and what has been the result of the pressure which he undertook to use in regard to this question?


As soon as this matter has been decided a public statement shall be made.