HC Deb 23 March 1900 vol 81 cc193-4
MR. DONAL SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what portion of result fees to teachers the guardians of the Ballymahon Union will have to contribute in case the union remains contributory under the Permissive Act of 1875; and will he explain why, seeing that before the Local Government Act came into force the guardians were recouped two-thirds of the amount contributed, the Local Government Board recently issued a circular to the guardians informing them that no recoupment will be made in future.


The amount of the assessment on the Ballymahon Union for the year ending the 31st instant is £326, being one-third of the full amount of estimated results fees less amount of the surplus of previous assessments. The Local Government Board have not issued a circular informing the guardians that no recoupment will be made in future. The circular in question merely called the guardians' attention to the provisions of the Agricultural and Technical Instruction Act, 1899, with respect to the portion of the grant under the Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Act, hitherto paid by the Commissioners of National Education to contributory unions, and which is no longer payable in the same manner.