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National Education (Ireland)— Teachers' Salaries—Question

Volume 228: debated on Monday 1 May 1876

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asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, What amount per head of the population it is estimated will be payable next year from the Imperial Exchequer, under the heads of Salaries to Teachers and Monitors, and in Results Fees in Irish Schools situated within the Poor Law Unions non-contributory, under the National Teachers' Act, 1875?

I fear, Sir, that the precise information desired by the hon. and gallant Member could not be given without considerable labour and expense, because the accounts, as they now stand, do not show how much of the total amount paid in salaries to teachers and monitors goes to teachers and monitors in non-contributory Unions. But the amount per head of the population of the whole of Ireland payable on this account is, I am informed, nearly 1s. 6d., while in contributory Unions about 5½d. per head of the population is estimated for payments by way of results fees, and about 2¾d. in non-contributory Unions for the same purpose.