§ MR. SLOAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the capitation grant due to National teachers on; the 31st December of each year is not paid until the middle or end of the 1232 following April, and if he will give instructions for this money to be paid when due.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Question presumably refers to the payment of what is known as the residue of the School Grant. The amount of this residue in respect of any year cannot be accurately determined till the end of each financial year. The School Grant accruing from the 1st January to the 31st December last, which forms part of the consolidated incomes of teachers, is paid out of the money voted for the current financial year, so far as the allocation under the first three provisions of the fourth schedule of the Act of 1892 is concerned, and so far as the residual grant is concerned from the Vote for the next financial year. Hence payment of the residue for the year ended 31st December last cannot be ascertained and made till next month.