HC Deb 17 February 1902 vol 103 c195

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, at a Local Government Board Inquiry, held at Armagh on 28th December, 1901, concerning the application of trustees for power to acquire lands at Ballymacawley, County Armagh, as site for a national school and teacher's residence, the inspector of the Local Government Board allowed evidence to be tendered as to the necessity for a school in that place, though a school already exists which is largely attended, sanctioned by the Board of National Education, supported by their grants, and under the management of the local Presbyterian clergyman; and whether, in any further proceedings in this case, the above facts will be taken into consideration.


It was shown at the inquiry that the site is required for the erection of new premises for the school at present under local Presbyterian management. The Local Government Board on Friday last issued a Provisional Order authorising the acquisition of the land. The Order will become absolute in a month from the date of publication, unless petitioned against, in which event it will require to be confirmed by an Order in Council.