§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, inasmuch as music is entitled under the Public Libraries (Ireland) Amendment Act of 1877 to be placed on an equal footing with science and art in Ireland, and that instruction in 285 music of an elementary character is already encouraged under the Education Code, and considering the success attendant upon the instruction given by the Cork School of Music, notably in the training of National School teachers, he will consider the advisability of giving an ad interim grant to the school, upon the same lines as the Parliamentary grant to the Royal Academies of Music in Dublin and in London?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
, in reply, said, a Memorial in this case was received from the Corporation of Cork in December last, and had been considered by the Treasury. They had come to the conclusion that the Treasury could not be asked to make a grant in aid of the Cork School of Music.