§ MR. STACK (Kerry, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland are aware that a sum of £1,800 has been expended at Listowel, county Kerry, under the direction of a local Committee, in the erection of schools, to enable the Presentation Nuns to meet the necessities of the town and district in regard to education conducted by the nuns under the system of the National Board; and, whether the Commissioners will apply their rules as to grants for the erection of school houses so as to enable the Committee to clear off a debt of £1,000 incurred by the erection of the schools in question?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
, in reply, said, the Commissioners of National Education informed him that under these rules they had no power to make a grant to pay off a debt incurred in the erection of a school.
§ MR. JOHN MORLEY
said, he could not say whether the Commissioners made their own rules or whether they were made for them.