§ Mr. VINCENT KENNEDY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland what Grant was available in Ireland for Public Education, Class IV., in the year 1904–5, how much of this Grant was expended, and what became of the balance; will he further state the names of the towns or centres in which this Grant was availed of; and can he say whether similar Grants are made for England, Wales, and Scotland?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The total net provision for Public Education in Ireland in Class IV. of the Civil Service Estimates for the financial year 1904–5 was £1,393,625. The net expenditure was £1,389,611, and the difference of £4,014 was in the ordinary course surrendered to the Exchequer. It is not possible to say how far the expenditure was made in particular towns or other centres as the basis of distribution is not local. Provision for elementary education is made in the case of England and Wales by the Vote for the Board of Education, and in the case of Scotland by the Vote for Public Education, Scotland.