§ MR. HENRY J. WILSON (York, W.R., Holmfirth)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether it is the case, as was recently stated at a public meeting at Devonport, that the Admiralty contributed £30 to the St. James's National School, Keyham, Devonport, during the year 1895; if so, whether there is an annual payment, and if he will state the grounds on which it is made?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY
Yes Sir, a sum of £30 was awarded by the Admiralty to St. James's Church School at Devonport in 1895. The grants to schools in dockyard towns fluctuate each year, and are not necessarily annual. They are made in order to assist schools which are 375 attended by the children of seamen and marines and dockyard employés, and are allotted independently of religious distinctions, Roman Catholic, Wesleyan, and other schools sharing with National schools in these awards.