HC Deb 21 July 1884 vol 290 c1722

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether any decision has been arrived at with regard to an increase in the grants to Irish Industrial Schools; and, if so, whether Her Majesty's Government will consider the great need of an establishment of the kind in West Clare, where extensive and suitable buildings, recently unofficially inspected by the authorities, have been built by the Sisters of Mercy of Kilrush?


The Government, I regret to say, cannot at present increase the number of Industrial Schools. I shall be obliged to give the same answer in a great many cases, I will not say more deserving, but, in some cases at least, as fully deserving. I regret that I cannot see any prospect of making an exception in this case.