§ Sir THOMAS ESMONDE
asked who is responsible for the daily sweeping and dusting of Irish national schools; and whether in an Irish national school attended only by boys, the schoolmaster is supposed to make the boys sweep the school and to superintend them doing it, or else sweep it himself or pay someone to do it?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Commissioners of National Education inform me that the duty of seeing that the school rooms are properly cleaned and dusted every day devolves upon the teacher, but the necessary expenses (if any) for this service should be borne by the manager. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.