§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state by what authority payment of a sum of £34 odd in respect of additional equipment expenditure for science teaching has been refused to St. Mels College, Longford; and, having regard to the fact that Part II. of the scheme of the County Longford Technioal Committee provides for such payment, will he direct that the sanction of the department be given to its payment.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
I am advised that Part II. of the scheme does not provide for payment of the sum mentioned. The department has authorised payment of the whole of the amount allocated under the scheme for laboratory equipment at the college, namely £125. A further grant of £67 17s. 6d. out of the Science and Art Vote has also been made towards the cost of equipment, and an additional amount may be payable when the examination of the accounts has been completed.