HC Deb 04 December 1902 vol 115 cc1313-4

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will say what decision has been arrived at by the Treasury in the matter of the equivalent grant for technical instruction in Ireland.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) It has been decided that the existing grants, amounting to £3,500, shall continue, but that a limit to their expansion should be laid down, not as a final limit, but as a future point of departure for the reconsideration of these grants in correlation with other Irish demands, whether educational or industrial, which may be disclosed, and with the resources available to meet them. The limit is fixed, provisionally in accordance with these considerations, at £7,000 a year.