§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, whether any attempt will be made by the Science and Art Department to improve the condition of the schools in Ireland with regard to the science teaching; and whether further efforts will be made to provide more lecture experiments and practical demonstrations for the purpose of illustrating science lectures in this Department in Ireland?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir JOHN GORST,) Cambridge University
The Committee of Council constantly endeavour to improve the teaching of science in the science schools and classes throughout Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom. Every effort is made to induce committees of such schools in Ireland to avail themselves of the special grants for apparatus, which are only given in Ireland, and of 994 the special grants for the practical laboratory work of students which are given throughout the United Kingdom.