§ MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for Mid Armagh, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received from the Portadown Commissioners a resolution, unanimously adopted by them, urging the Government to bring in an Act for the amendment of the Education Act of 1892; whether any resolutions to the same effect have been forwarded to him from other Local Authorities; and whether he has caused any, and, if so, what reply to be made to such appeals?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY,) Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The Portadown Commissioners have adopted a resolution urging upon the Government to introduce in their Bill for the amendment of the Education Act of 1892 a provision for defraying the cost of the administration of the Act from Imperial funds. Other Local Authorities have passed resolutions asking that one-half of the expense of administration of the Act should be borne by the Treasury. All these communications have been duly acknowledged by the Irish Government.