HC Deb 02 July 1896 vol 42 cc541-2
MR. W. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)

On behalf of the hon. Member for Dublin University (Mr. E. CARSON), I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to a document issued by the Schoolmasters' Association of Ireland, protesting against any portion of the funds available for intermediate education in Ireland being applied to the establishment of a veterinary college; whether the Government have any intention of making such application; and, whether an opportunity of discussing in this House any such project will be afforded to Members before any funds are so applied?


The document referred to in the Question has been received. I cannot give a pledge at present that the Government will under the circumstances propose to apply a portion of the surplus available from the grant to the Intermediate Education Board to the establishment of a veterinary college; but of course, if such a proposal were made, an opportunity of discussing it in this House would be give.