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Question

Volume 228: debated on Tuesday 2 May 1876

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asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If he will state either what is the amount which it is estimated will be paid next year from the Imperial Exchequer, or the amount which has been paid last year, in salaries and results, in Schools situated within non-contributory Unions in Ireland?

The hon. and gallant Gentleman has asked me two previous questions on this subject, and I fear that I have failed to make myself clear to him, whilst endeavouring to explain to him the reasons why I could not give him the information he desires. The reason is simply this—that the accounts of the Education Department presented to Parliament do not show the amounts paid to the teachers of the schools in contributory as distinguished from non-contributory Unions by way of salary separately, and that these items cannot be separated without considerable labour and expense.