§ MR. P. M'DONALD (Sligo, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, having regard to the latest Returns of the Commissioners of National Education, which show that there are only 59 agricultural schools now in connection with the National Board, Whether the teachers of the schools examined last August have yet been paid their result fees; and, if not, whether he can offer any explanation as to the cause of the delay?
THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN)(who replied) (Dublin University)
said, the National 7 Education Commissioners state that the number of agricultural schools shown in the latest Returns is 55. The teachers in some of the schools were paid result fees some time ago; the rest are now paid. They add that there has been no avoidable delay in the matter.