§ MR. J. O'CONNOR (in the absence of Mr. FFRENCH)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that large sums of money have been granted for technical education in England, the Government propose to spend any money during the present year on technical education in Ireland?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will allow me to answer this Question. If the Question is to be understood to refer to the spending of public money on technical education 1383 in Ireland in other ways and on other subjects than at present, legislation would be necessary for the purpose, and, except as regards agriculture, the Government do not at present contemplate dealing with the subject this Session.