§ MR. JOHN REDMOND (Wexford, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the present position of the Industrial School at New Ross; whether there is in this school accommodation for a considerably larger number of children than that certified for by the Government; whether the Inspector has reported most favourably of this school; whether a memorial signed by all the local magistrates, of all creeds, was presented to the Government last year, praying that a larger number of children might be certified for; and, whether, in the event of his being precluded from proposing to increase the grant now in consequence of the Estimates for the year having been made up, he will give any undertaking that the matter will be duly considered in time to have the additional sum included in the Estimates for next year?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
I have, in reply to this Question, to state that this case, with others, will be considered in October. The hon. Member will understand that, of course, I cannot give any promise to extend that certificate. I am informed that the present certificate is a fairly average one, and that the county of Wexford is well off already in the way of industrial schools.