§ MR. MACALEESE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, can he state the cause of delay in paying the National Teachers of Ireland the arrears of fee grant under the Act of 1892; can he state when these arrears will be paid, and what amount is proposed to be paid per child on the average; and can he also state what amount the Commissioners of National Education have expended on their clerks in making out the necessary calculations for payment of the arrears?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
As regards the first and second paragraphs, I must refer the honourable Member to the reply given by my right honourable Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to a similar inquiry addressed to him on the 31st March last, by the honourable Member for the St. Patrick Division of Dublin. With reference to the third paragraph, I am informed that a sum of £500 was expended by the Commissioners in extra payments to their staff.