HC Deb 08 May 1896 vol 40 c877

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he can state the number of pupils at the following Belfast Technical Schools: Government School of Art, Technical School, Working Men's Institute, School of Applied Science, for which the Belfast Corporation granted £800 in 1894, and what technical subjects are actually taught in these schools?


I am informed by the Town Clerk of Belfast that the number of pupils under instruction in 1894 at the Government School of Art was 594; at the Technical School, 262; at the Working Men's Institute, 300; and at the School of Applied Science and Engineering, 198. The subjects taught at these schools are very numerous, and comprise instruction in various groups of Science and Art, including handicrafts and technical instruction in weaving, spinning, carpentry, and a variety of other subjects.