Dáil Éireann - Volume 208 - 03 March, 1964
Committee on Finance. - Vote 31—Primary Education.
Minister for Education (Dr. Hillery) Patrick J. Hillery
Minister for Education (Dr. Hillery): I move:
That a supplementary sum not exceeding £1,170,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1964, for Primary Education, including National School Teachers' Superannuation, etc.
This Supplementary Estimate is necessary to meet the cost of increases in salaries and other grants to teachers in classification national schools and increases in grants to capitation national schools. These increases arise from the implementation of (a) the findings of the Arbitration Board for National Teachers and (b) agreed recommendations of the National Teachers' Conciliation Council, on claims for increased salaries and other grants.
The Arbitration Board met on certain dates in April and May, 1963. The board's findings were accepted by the Government and as a result revised scales of salary and capitation  grants were introduced with effect from 1st April, 1963, involving additional annual cost estimated at £700,000.
Following the acceptance by the Ministers for Education and Finance of recommendations of the National Teachers' Conciliation Council at meetings held in November and December, 1963, further increases in salaries of national teachers and in grants to capitation schools became operative from 1st September, 1963, and Children's Allowances payable to national teachers were increased as from 1st April, 1963. To meet these further increases, an additional £450,000 is needed in the present financial year.
A further sum of £20,000 is needed to meet increased superannuation awards resulting from the increased salaries.
Mr. Jones Mr. Jones
Mr. Jones: Could the Minister segregate the amount which is payable directly to teachers on a salary basis from the amounts paid to the schools on a capitation basis?
Dr. Hillery Dr. Hillery
Dr. Hillery: The amounts are £100,000 and £160,000 respectively.
Vote put and agreed to.
Dáil Éireann 208 Committee on Finance. Vote 31—Primary Education.