HC Deb 28 January 1918 vol 101 c1327W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that the lay teachers in the industrial schools are the worst paid body of public servants in Ireland. and that, although teaching the National Board's programme and being examined by the National Board's inspectors, they receive no war bonus, no increment, no promotion, and no pension; and will he say whether they are to share in the Grant for improving the position of teachers in primary schools in Ireland?


The teachers in industrial schools are in a different position to national school teachers in that they are engaged by the managers of the industrial schools at salaries fixed without reference to the Government. They cannot, therefore, participate in the Grant for primary education.