§ MR. LECKY (Dublin University)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the 332 Department of Agriculture for Ireland if the Estimates of 1900–1901 contain any provision for the clearing of the site of the new Royal College of Science in Dublin, this site having been purchased last year in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee appointed to inquire into the question: and, if not, if it is too late to make such provision.
§ MR. PLUNKETT
No such provision has been made. The site in question is occupied by four houses which will mostly be occupied by the new Department. Nothing would be gained, and something would be lost, by clearing the site until the scheme for the reformed college has been settled in its main lines, firstly as regards the subjects to be taught, and secondly as regards the buildings required for teaching those subjects. But the Committee which is to report as to the subjects and the building has been appointed and will hold its first meeting shortly after Easter.