§ MR. H. Y. B. LOPES (Grantham)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, what is the number of the inspectors of drawing employed by the Science and Art Department, and the amount of the salaries paid to them?
§ MR. ACLAND
If I am right in assuming that, by "inspectors of drawing" the hon. Member refers to inspectors of drawing in elementary schools, I have to state that all the staff of permanent inspectors are employed for some portion of their time in these inspections. That permanent staff consists at present of four senior inspectors, with salaries of £600, rising to £800 a year; 13 inspectors, with salaries of £400, rising to £600; nine sub-inspectors of the first-class, with £300, rising to £500; and 17 of the second-class, with £150 to £300 a year. Besides these, there still remain 40 of the old temporary staff of local inspectors, with about the same number of assistants, who are paid by a fee for each school they inspect—£1 for a school with any number of children up to 200; and 5s. for each additional 100 children.