HC Deb 27 August 1895 vol 36 cc891-2
MR. W. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will bring in a Bill next Session to promote and endow technical education in Ireland?


It is true that the amount expended on technical instruction in Ireland is small compared with that expended in England, and the hon. Gentleman is no doubt aware that, whereas both England and Scotland elected that their respective shares of the Customs and Excise Duties should be applied to the purposes of technical education, Ireland elected to spend her share in other ways. The question, as it affects Ireland, is, therefore, rather one of funds, and I cannot undertake to introduce legislation on the subject in the next Session of Parliament without inquiring fully into the matter, as I shall do, during the Recess.