HC Deb 05 July 1905 vol 148 cc1133-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will grant the two Returns standing in the name of the hon. Member for South Kerry on today's Paper.


I will have these Returns prepared and communicated to the hon. Member, but I do not consider them to be of sufficient Importance to lay on the Table.

Appended are the Returns referred to:—

  1. (1.) Mr. Boland. Model Schools (Ireland). Return giving (1) the number of I model schools in Ireland recognised on the 31st day of December, 1904; (2) the cost of each pupil in average attendance in each model school for the year 1904; (3) the number of model schools in which there were no Catholic pupils on the rolls on the 31st day of December, 1901; (4) the number of pupil-teachers in office in the model schools on the 31st day of December, 1904, according to religious denominations; Return also to state how many of these pupil teachers had been appointed by competitive examination, and, if not by competitive examination, the reason to be stated in each case.
  2. (2.) Mr. Boland. National Schools (Ireland). Return giving (1) the names and other particulars of the eighty or 100 national schools reported by the inspectors as unnecessary, to which reference is made on page 48 of Mr. Dale's Report; (2) date of recognition by the National Board of each of these un necessary schools; (3) the total amount paid by the National Board for each of these unnecessary schools in the year 1904; (4) the average cost per pupil in average daily attendance at these schools; the Return also to show how many of these schools are under Catholic, Protestant, Episcopalian, Presbyterian, and Methodist management respectively, and the percentage of the religious denominations of all the pupils on the rolls of the national schools on the 31st day of December, 1904.