§ 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?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The document referred to in the Question has been received. I cannot give a pledge 542 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.