§ MR. SHEEHY (Meath, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland how many preliminary and Part II. organisers' science classes for national teachers have been held in county Meath, and how many teachers have attended these courses; whether any, and, if so, how many suitable technical schools are available in the county at which the remainder of the teachers can get trained, and at which those who attended the preliminary classes can complete their course, and what provision is made for the training of those for whom no technical schools are available; whether he can state the number of convents in Ireland in which preliminary science courses have been held, and what provision is made by the Commissioners of National Education to enable the nuns who attended the preliminary courses to complete their course; and whether any arrangements can be made for the training of nuns who have received no science instruction.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
Part I. classes, in elementary science have been held at two places in the county, and attended by fifty-nine teachers. The head organiser and two assistants have been permanently retained for training teachers in science. Ninety classes have been held in convent schools, and the services of a lady assistant organiser are available for this and similar work in future. I am making inquiry as to the remaining point raised in the Question, and will communicate the result to the hon. Member.