HC Deb 08 July 1908 vol 191 c1668
MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state the total amounts expended by national school teachers in providing fuel, paying for repairs, etc., for their schools during the year ending 31st March, 1908; and if he will direct the National Board to insert in the quarterly Returns the amounts expended by teachers on fuel, upkeep, and repairs in national schools.


The Commissioners of National Education have no information as to the amounts which may have been expended by teachers upon fuel for, and repairs of their schools. It would not be appropriate to include particulars of the kind in the quarterly Return, which relates to the payment of salaries, but the Commissioners will consider whether the information could properly be included in the annual statistical return.


Will the right hon. Gentleman inquire what would be the total cost of supplying fuel to all the national schools in Ireland?


I should like notice of that Question.