HC Deb 08 December 1902 vol 116 cc236-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will explain why the technical instruction grants have been limited on account of the equivalent grant under the Education Bill; and if he can state the approximate amount of the equivalent grant under that Bill to which Ireland will become entitled for educational purposes.


In respect of the first inquiry, I must refer to my published letter of the 1st instant to the Roman Catholic Bishop of Waterford, to which I have, at present, nothing to add. In reply to the second inquiry, I refer to the Prime Minister's statement of the 25th November.‡


Cannot the right hon. Gentleman give an approximate idea of the amount of the equivalent grant? † See (4) Debates, cxvi., 275. ‡ See preceding volume, page 386.


The hon. Member may take it from me that the time has not come for discussing that question.