HC Deb 05 March 1903 vol 118 cc1571-2
MR. JOYCE (Limerick)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can explain why after thirty-three years, during which time the Roxboro Road Schools at Limerick have been in the hands of the Commissioners of Education in Ireland, only £212 cash and £ (53 stock have accumulated out of rent; will he say whether any auditor has certified that these sums represent the amount which ought to have accumulated; whether these premises were occupied between the years 1873 and 1880: and, if so, by whom, under what tenure, and at what rent.


On the 29th March, 1901,† I informed the hon. Member that out of the moneys accumulating in the hands of the Commissioners a sum of £188 had been expended by them on repairs to the schools between the years 1880 and 1890. Since 1891 no similar expenditure has been incurred. The accounts of the Commissioners are audited annually by an officer of the † See (4) Debates, xcii., 226. Local 'Government Board, who certifies as to their correctness. The facts representing the occupation of the premises prior to 1880 are fully stated in the various schemes prepared and published by the Commissioners. I would refer the hon. Member to Parliamentary Paper No. 69 of 1897.