§ Mr. BOLAND
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that it is customary for the Board of Works, to get the national schools, which are vested in the Commissioners, limewashed inside and out once every year during the summer vacation when application is made; whether he is aware that the contractors have been ordered to limewash the schools in the Caherciveen district now on the inside only; can he state whether this is the result of a report from the new surveyor at Tralee; and whether, in view of the instruction to teachers to keep the schools as models of neatness and cleanliness, he can state on what grounds of economy or otherwise the schools in exposed and storm-swept districts are no longer to be limewashed on the outside?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
In reply to the first part of the question, I am informed that the interiors of schools vested in the Commissioners of National Education are limewashed once a year, and the exteriors as occasion requires. An order for interior limewashing only has been given in three cases in the Caherciveen district to be done during vacation. Outside colourwashing will be ordered later on in these cases.