§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been directed to the cost of administration in the Education Department in the Transvaal, which amounts to 12s. 6d. per child, as compared with 5s. per child in the Orange Colony, and 10d. in Cape Colony; and, if so, will he state what explanation the Colonial Office has for this expenditure, and what 1322 remedy does it propose for its reduction to a basis proportionate with the expenditure of the Educational Departments in the Orange Colony and Cape Colony.
§ * MR. LYTTELTON
I am not aware on what the figures given in the Question are based and they do not appear to be correct.