§ Mr. BYRNE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland what amount of school fees has been collected from the pupils attending the model schools in Ireland for each of the past five years, and what amount has been paid to the teachers of these schools irrespective of the allowances for residences to some head masters and head mistresses; can he explain why the sum paid to each teacher is diminished every year; if allowances for residences are made to some head masters and head mistresses by a special Treasury Grant, whether a similar arrangement will be made with regard to those whose allowances for residences are taken from the common fund of fees collected; by whom was this arrangement made; and whether he will recommend to the National Board of Education the advisability of making a more equitable distribution of those fees by obtaining a Treasury Grant for the allowance for residence to all head teachers of these schools?
§ Mr. DUKE
I am sending to the hon. Member a statement of the amount of school fees collected from the pupils attending the model schools in Ireland for each of the past five years and the amount paid to the teachers for each of these five years, irrespective of the allowance for residence to some head mistresses. No head master of a model school receives an allowance for residence out of the school fees. The diminution of the sum paid to each teacher is due partly to the reduction of the amount of school fees collected in the model schools, and partly to the increase in the amount paid out of these fees as an allowance for residence to head mistresses appointed since 1900.