§ MR. BRIGG (Yorkshire, W.R., Keighley)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will furnish the number of elementary schools in Ireland, and the number in which compulsory education exists under the powers of The Irish Education Act, 1892; and the number which are in operation under the powers of The Local Government Act (Ireland), 1898.
§ MR. BIRRELL
According to the latest Returns, the number of National schools in Ireland is 8,659. Of this 1051 number 1,088 are in urban districts, to which the compulsory attendance provisions of the Irish Education Act, 1892, apply; and 2,512 are in rural districts to which the compulsory attendance provisions quoted have been applied by county councils under the Local Government Act of 1898.