§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state in how many instances national teachers have been paid their share of the balance of residual grant, whether he is aware that the teachers of Ireland have stated definitely that they have not got this money, and that Archbishop Walsh has stated that the money is due, and whether he will now institute an inquiry to ascertain what became of the money.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The payment of the balance of the residual grant for the calendar year ended 31st December, 1900, to each teacher in the service on the 31st March, 1901, was made with 58 the consolidated income remitted in April. The payment of the equivalent of the residual grant accruing in the current year will be paid at the end of the present financial year. As already stated, I have called for a Return showing the expenditure of the school grant year by year since 1892–3, under the four clauses of the 4th Schedule to the Act of 1892 (including residual grant). This Return, which will shortly be laid on the Table, will show whether the money has been allocated and paid away in the prescribed manner. I am not prepared to institute a further inquiry.