§ MR. BOLAND
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland how many national schools in Ireland have an average daily attendance of between twenty-five and thirty pupils; how many of these have been reported by the inspectors in their reports for the year 1903 as fair, and how many as good, or with some mark higher than good.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
The number of schools with an average attendance of between twenty-five and thirty is not recorded; but the number with average attendance between twenty and thirty was 1,740 on 31st December last. The Return asked would involve the expenditure of much time and labour, and the Commissioners do not see that any useful object would be served by preparing it.