HC Deb 02 March 1885 vol 294 cc1766-7

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with regard to the funds of the Endowed Borough School of Swords, county Dublin, What measure of reform the Government intend to apply to the condition of things in which the sum of £800 per annum, intended for the education of the children of Swords, without distinction of creed, is now ostensibly applied to the benefit of 40 Protestant children, collected from different parts of the country, while 400 Catholic children, belonging to Swords itself, receive no advantage from the fund?


It has already been stated more than once in this House that no step can be taken regarding the school referred to in this Question without legislation. It is the intention of the Government shortly to re-introduce the measure dealing with this and similar endowments which was brought in, but not passed, last Session.