HC Deb 15 March 1894 vol 22 cc345-6

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in addition to the sum of £15,000 proposed to be allocated for the establishment of a Veterinary College in Dublin, he is pro-pared to moderately endow the institution as one appertaining to technical education in Ireland?


Before the right hon. Gentleman answers that question, may I impure whether the Government propose to give for the benefit of veterinary science in Scotland a grant corresponding to the £15,000; and, if not, why not?


Perhaps my hon. Friend will allow me to answer the question. I do not think it is possible to add to the proposed grant of £15,000 any proposal for the endowment of the institution. I may inform the hon. Member who put the supplementary question that the money to be granted for the purposes of this college is not Imperial money, but that it comes from a certain Irish fund intended for purely Irish purposes. It does not follow that Scotland should have a like grant.