HC Deb 26 March 1896 vol 39 c180

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether he is aware that the Fourth Schedule of the 18th Section of the Irish Education Act, 1892, lays upon the Commissioners of National Education the imperative duty of distributing the whole sum voted by Parliament as a fee grant among the teachers; and, whether the Commissioners have, nevertheless, returned in each year an unexpended balance to the Treasury?


The interpretation of the law on this point is primarily a question for the Education Board to decide, not the Treasury. The Education Board have returned unexpended balances each year, as follows:—1892–3, £582; 1893–4, £3,035; 1894–5, £867.