§ MR. W. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the relative numbers of English, Irish, and Scotch teachers engaged in the short courses of science teachers in July last year; and whether he will arrange that a due proportion of Irish teachers will be afforded this opportunity of obtaining the latest knowledge on various subjects next July?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
My right hon. Friend the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education has kindly supplied me with the information necessary to reply to this Question. All the applications for the Summer courses received during the past two years have been sent to the inspectors, and practically every eligible 1261 Irish teacher recommended by the Inspector has been admitted. The numbers admitted in 1896 from England and Wales were 121, from Scotland 56, and from Ireland 13.