56. Captain O'NEILL
asked how much was expended during the past year by the Commissioners of Public Works for Ireland on the repairing of vested national schools, distinguishing the moneys so expended into sums expended on schools managed by Protestants, schools managed by Roman Catholics, priests, and lay men, schools managed by Roman Catholic monks and nuns, and schools under official management; and will he say how much was expended on administration and the salaries and expenses of surveyors in the schoolhouse and teachers' residence branch of that office?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The amount expended by the Commissioners of Public Works during the calendar year ended 31st December, 1912, on the repair and maintenance of model schools, which are vested in and managed by the Commissioners of National Education, was £1,824. The amount expended on national schools was £4,011, allocated as follows:—
|schools managed by Protestants||£1,389|
|Schools managed by Roman Catholics||2,611|
|Schools managed jointly by Protestants and Roman Catholics||11|
§ No school vested in the Commissioners of National Education is managed by monks and nuns. The Board maintain only those national schools which are vested in the Commissioners of National Education; the great majority are not so vested. With regard to the latter part of the question, there is no separate branch in the Board of Works dealing with schools and teachers' residence, and it is not possible to give a definite figure as the cost of this particular service apart from other items in the general cost of the office.