§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Wexford, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will give the number of pupils receiving instruction in the Irish model schools in 1903–4, and the amount spent on these schools out of public funds during the same period.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) It is not at present practicable to give this 1386 information for the period stated. During the calendar year 1903, there were 6,584 pupils in average attendance at the model schools. The net cost to the Vote for Public Education of the model schools for the same year was £29,463. This includes the cost of matrons, doctors, servants, allowances for rent, and cost of pupil teachers, but does not include the cost of maintenance of the buildings by the Board of Works.