HC Deb 04 April 1905 vol 144 cc326-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Department of Agriculture and the Congested Districts Board have refused to give grants towards the technical education schemes arranged for the congested districts of the county by the Kerry County Council; and whether, seeing that more than half of county Kerry is scheduled as congested, he will state what steps he proposes to take in order to prevent the working of the schemes of technical education being paralysed in these districts.


The Department's agricultural scheme applies equally to the entire county, and their scheme of technical instruction is also applicable over congested and non-congested areas. The Congested Districts Board subsidise their own schemes of industrial work in the congested districts, but they have no funds to assist the county scheme of technical instruction in these districts.