HC Deb 04 April 1892 vol 3 c563

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what portion of the Parliamentary grant of £2,000 per annum to the Royal Irish Academy is devoted to the department of physical science, and what portion to that of national archæology?

SIR H. MAXWELL (A Lord of the Treasury) (Wigton)

(who replied) said: The Parliamentary grant to the Royal Irish Academy is now £1,600, and not £2,000. I am informed that the portion of the grant allotted to physical science does not exceed £100 a year. About £1,000 of the grant may be said to be devoted to purposes connected with archæology.