HC Deb 01 July 1880 vol 253 c1244

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Her Majesty's Government will be prepared to reduce the charge applicable for the present Government Training Schools, which do not enjoy the confidence of the Catholic, with a view to taking on the charge for those schools, which are acceptable to them, and are now in efficient operation?


Sir, this whole question of training schools, and of the money allowed by the State for them, is one which requires very close attention, and it shall have it. With regard to the Marlborough Street model schools, I do not think that the charge for them can be reduced without materially diminishing their efficiency, and I believe they do much good. As to model schools generally, I do not think any Government ought to be called upon to give an opinion without full consideration.