Motion made, and Question proposed,
"That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, that She will he graciously pleased to give directions that there he laid before this House, a Return of the average income received in the year 1873 from all professional sources by the Male Certificated Teachers in the Schools aided by animal Grants in England and Wales; also the total number of Male Certificated Teachers, and the number of these provided with official residences rent-free in England and Wales:
"Similar Return of Female Teachers:
"Similar Returns for Scotland:
"Similar Return of the average total income at present derived from their Schools by the Male Teachers of Ireland; also the total number of such Teachers, and the number of these provided with official residences rent-free in Ireland:
"And, Similar Return for Female Teachers."—(Captain Nolan.)
To add, at the end thereof, the words "the Returns to show how far these Emoluments are derived from National Funds, from Local Rates, from School pence, and from Local Voluntary Contributions."—(Mr. M'Laren.)
Question proposed, "That those words be there added."
regretted that no Notice whatever had been given to him of the hon. and gallant Member's intention to move for this important Return, and he trusted the hon. and gallant Gentleman would not press his Motion under these circumstances. He should be happy to institute inquiries into the subject; and, if there were no objection to the Return, it should be produced.
said, it appeared to him that the House was indebted to his hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh (Mr. M'Laren) for converting what would be a fallacious Return into a complete one which would enable hon. Members to understand the matter. He thought the proper course would be to adjourn the debate, so that the noble Lord (Viscount Sandon) might in the meantime make inquiries.
MR. GATHORNE HARDY moved that the debate be adjourned till that day fortnight.
Motion agreed to.
Debate adjourned till Tuesday 14th April.