HC Deb 01 April 1878 vol 239 cc287-8

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether any rules have been framed by the Commissioners of the Treasury or the Secretary of State as to the sums which may be paid by the Treasury, under the Industrial Schools Act (Ireland), for the maintenance of children in industrial schools; whether such rules have been published, and where they can be found; and, whether such rules contain any limitation, and, if so, what, as to the number of children who may be paid for in any one school?


I am not aware that any such rules have been framed; but by arrangement with the Irish Go- vernment the Treasury pays 5s. a-week for all children confined in industrial schools, provided that the number does not exceed the number for which the school has been certified. Information, on this point will be found in the Estimates, page 215. The number of children who may be paid for in any one school is limited by the certificate of the Chief Secretary under Section 6 of 31 Viet., c. 25.