Dáil Éireann - Volume 166 - 20 March, 1958
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Classes in Dublin Schools.
Dr. Browne Dr. Browne
Dr. Browne asked the Minister for Education if he will state the number of classes in schools in the City of Dublin having per class (a) 40 pupils and less than 50, (b) 50 pupils and less than 60, (c) 60 pupils and less than 70, (d) over 70 pupils; and the number of schools in which more than one class is held in each room and the total number of children involved in this category.
Minister for Education (Mr. J. Lynch) Jack Lynch
Minister for Education (Mr. J. Lynch): The returns furnished annually by the managers of national schools to the Department are not in such a form as would permit of the statistics requested by the Deputy being compiled. Their compilation would involve the obtaining of special returns from all the schools in the County Borough of Dublin which would entail the expenditure of an inordinate amount of time and work both on the part of  school managers and the officers of my Department.
In the circumstances I feel it should suffice if I tell the Deputy that by reference to enrolment for the year 1956-57 and the number of classes operating on 30th June, 1957, the average number of pupils to a class in national schools in Dublin County Borough was 47.
Dáil Éireann 166 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Classes in Dublin Schools.