§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL (Kerry, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the average attendance for the Kil-lorglin M. N. School for each of the four quarters of the year 1900;is he aware that this school has never, outside of the quarter ended 31st March, 1900, shown an average below the standard required for three assistants; and, seeing that this low average for one quarter, due to epidemic, has deprived the school of the services of an assistant for twelve months, will he say what steps he proposes to take.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
In three of the four quarters of 1900 the quarterly average attendance was sufficient, but the average for the year and the averages for the three yearly periods immediately preceding were below the required standard. If the average attendance for 1901 prove sufficient, payment will be made to a third assistant for service given within the year, but no payment 1470 can be allowed until it is shown at the end of the year that the required average has been maintained.