MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
On behalf of the hon. Member for Dublin, St. Patrick (Mr. W. FIELD), I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether the report of the inquiry to which the public were not admitted, recently held in Dublin by a Departmental Committee appointed by the Government, to report what accommodation is required for a Royal College of Science for Ireland and where it should be built, and whether new buildings were required, will be laid upon the Table of the House; and (2) whether it is the intention that the College shall continue under the control of the Science 1023 and Art Department in London or whether it will be incorporated in the scheme of technical education for Ireland and to be under Irish management?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
So far as I am aware, the Committee has not yet made its Report, and until it has been received and considered, I am not prepared to say whether it will be laid on the Table of the House. I cannot at present, make any statement in reference to the inquiries in the second paragraph of the Question.