HC Deb 25 March 1898 vol 55 c921

On behalf of the hon. Member for the St. Patrick Division of Dublin I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether it is a fact that, in the Estimates of 1897–8, the elementary schools (manual instruction and drawing were voted £235,900; and whether he can state the amounts that were expended in England, Ireland, and Scotland?


The amount voted in the current year for grants for manual instruction and drawing (including certain fees and incidental expenses) is £235,900. The actual expenditure out of that provision is a question rather for the Vice-President of the Committee of Council; but I do not think it would be possible to state the exact expenditure in either country until the close of the financial year.