§ MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in the case of injury to a national school caused by the recent storm, the Commissioners of National Education have power to make a free grant or a loan to the manager to execute the necessary repairs; and, if not, will he say who is responsible for such repair.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
The hon. Member does not say whether he refers to a vested or a non-vested school. If the latter, there is no power in the Commissioners to make a grant or loan for the purpose mentioned. If the school be 424 vested, a grant may be made under Rule 82 (b) of the Code in aid of the cost of repairs rendered necessary by storms.