§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL (Kerry, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will grant the Return relating to Education, notice of which stands on to-day's Paper.
§ SIR WILLIAM ANSON
I have communicated with the other departments concerned and I find that in the case of some of the heads of the Return asked for no information can be given, and in the case of others the only figures available would be of a misleading kind; but in any case the system of education and the methods of awarding Parliamentary grants differ so widely in the different parts of the United Kingdom that any comparative tables would only produce erroneous conclusions. Under the circumstances I am afraid that the Return cannot be granted.
§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL
Cannot the right hon. Gentleman give the amounts actually voted by Parliament for the three grades of education?
§ The Return referred to was follows:—