§ MR. W. O'BRIEN
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.