HC Deb 24 March 1885 vol 296 c380

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If the Commissioners of National Education will be requested to reconsider the prevailing system of refusing grants for the repair, &c. of "non-vested" National schools, while the Commissioners keep the schools vested in themselves in repair at the public expense; and, if steps will accordingly be taken to relieve local trustees from the burden placed upon them by the present incomplete system?


I see no reason to depart from the principle I announced on the 1st of December last, that the owners of the school fabrics are the proper persons to keep them in repair.