HC Deb 02 July 1902 vol 110 cc534-5
MR. MOONEY (Dublin Co., S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the contract for the new buildings to be erected for the National Board of Education (Ireland) in Marlborough Street, Dublin, has been given to a Belfast firm; and why the two local firms, whose tenders were lowest, were passed over.


I am informed by the Commissioners of National Education that the firm whose tender was accepted has building works in Dublin as well as in Belfast, and that the Commissioners in selecting the tender of this firm acted in the exercise of their discretion under the terms of the advertisement calling for tenders.