§ MR. W. FIELD
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he can state the comparative attendance of Irish and English Science and Art students attending the classes in connection with the Science and Art Department during the past six years?
§ MR. A. H. D. ACLAND
I am unable to give the information in the form of average attendance, because no figures of that kind have been tabulated. The total number of students under instruction in England in 1887–8 was 140,003, and in Ireland 14,794. The corresponding figures for 1892–3—the last figures published—were 258,754 and 14,055. I shall be glad to give the hon. Member a table showing the figures for the six years 1887–8 to 1892–3 inclusive.