§ MR M'CARTAN (Down, S.)
I beg to ask the Solicitor General for Ireland whether the subscriptions paid by pupils towards National Education in Ireland are less per cent of average attendance in County Antrim than in any other county in Ireland; and whether he will state the number of model schools in County Antrim, and if there is a larger number in any other county?
§ MR. MADDEN
The Commissioners of National Education report that it is not the case that the "school pence," which is the designation of the money paid by pupils in National schools, is less in the county Antrim than in any other county in Ireland. On the contrary, the amount per head in average daily attendance is, with one exception, higher in the county Antrim than in any other county in Ireland. There are four model schools in the county Antrim. There is not a larger number in any other county.