§ Mr. O'DOWD
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether the decision of the local sub-committee granting a pension to Alice M'Donnell, of Currea, Ballingtogher, near Collooney, county Sligo, was appealed against some four months ago; can he say whether the matter has since been considered by the Local Government Board; and, if so, with what result?
§ Mr. CHERRY
The Local Government Board have not yet given their decision on the appeal lodged by the pension officer in this case pending the result of certain in-
— Five years ending 31st December. 1885. 1895. 1905. £ £ £ Aggregate cost of carrying out the Intermediate Examinations in Ireland 44,552 51,225 60,476 Aggregate value of exhibitions and other prizes awarded to students 46,715 65,446 64,161 Aggregate grants to Schools inclusive of bonuses for choirs and orchestras 42,354 165,984 282,802
No bonuses for choirs or orchestras were paid before 1904. The matter referred to in the last paragraph of the question is at present engaging the attention of the Commissioners of Intermediate Education.1442W
quiries which they have requested him to make.