HC Deb 21 July 1898 vol 62 c653

On behalf of the honourable Member for the St. Patrick Division of Dublin, I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether he can state what has been done with the money set aside for the new Science and Art Buildings, Dublin; and whether he can say when they will be commenced?


The only money set aside for science and art buildings in Dublin is the provision made in the Public Works and Buildings Estimate for sundry minor works there specified, and these are being proceeded with in due course. The honourable Member presumably refers to the proposed new College of Science for Dublin. No definite scheme for that institution has yet been before the Treasury. The Departmental Committee of last year did not propose any plan for its construction, thinking it desirable that another Committee, differently constituted, should inquire into that question. No financial provision can be made until a scheme has been decided upon.