HC Deb 03 June 1902 vol 108 cc1280-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Department of Agriculture and Technical Education has not yet paid to the Sligo County Committee for Technical Education the equipment grants promised to that Committee in November last; and, seeing that the Sligo Committee, at its meeting on the 6th May, expressed its dissatisfaction at the delay of the Department in paying over to the 'County Council the amount of the equipment grants, can he explain the cause of the delay.


The delay in payment is primarily due to the fact that the accounts in respect to which the grants were approved were only received by the Department in the first week of April, and then in such a manner that they could not be dealt with until one of the inspectors had visited Sligo. The Report of the inspector is now before the Department, and the matter is being pushed forward as expeditiously as possible.