§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he is aware that 10th February has been fixed by the County Longford Technical Instruction Committee as the last day for entering on the Session for this year. Whether it is true that there is great delay in procuring the necessary equipment grants from the Department, which seriously threatens to prevent the opening of the technical school in Longford. And will he direct the Department to grant the necessary aid forthwith.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
The reply to the first paragraph is in the affimative. The school authorities were asked, some weeks ago, to supply to the Department, through the County Technical Commitee, a list of the various articles required, but this has not yet been done. I understand the school authorities contemplate an alteration in the subjects of instruction. There will be no delay on the part of the Department in making equipment grants as soon as it is placed in a position to do so.