HC Deb 20 January 1902 vol 101 cc320-1

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether he is aware that several years since a certain sum of money was ear-marked by the Treasury for the erection of a suitable College of Science in Dublin; whether he can state when the building will be commenced; what are the reasons for the delay which has occurred; and whether he is aware that complaints are made regarding the want of facility, apparatus, and room in the present institution.


£13,000 was voted in 1899–1900 and applied towards the purchase of part of the site for a new College. I hope shortly to introduce a bill for the acquisition of the rest of the site, for the provision of funds for the new building, and other purposes. I have satisfied myself, by personal inspection of the existing College, that that building is quite inadequate to the work which it is intended to perform.