§ MR. MACARTNEY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what was the amount of the result fees paid to schools in Ireland for industrial work under the alternative scheme for girls of the sixth class, for the year commencing on or after 1st August, 62 1889, distinguishing between the amount paid to convent and monastery national schools and that paid to other national schools?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
The Commissioners of National Education report that the information sought in this question could not be supplied without an exhaustive examination of all the Inspectors' Reports of their results inspections for the year mentioned, which would involve considerable labour. The Commissioners add that for the period in question the adoption of the alternative scheme for girls of the sixth class was entirely optional with managers of schools, and comparatively few schools were prepared to at once adopt it.