HC Deb 06 April 1905 vol 144 c654

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, in consequence of the procedure followed by the Congested Districts Board, no contribution is made by them, or by the Agricultural Department, to technical and agricultural schemes for the benefit of congested districts in the county of Kerry, or elsewhere; and whether, in view of the injury resulting to the residents of such congested districts by the withholding of a contribution, he will take any steps to enable the Congested Districts Board to contribute to the carrying out of these schemes through the county committees.


I have already stated that the Department have assumed charge of agricultural schemes in the congested districts of Kerry. A sum of £1,772 was expended on such schemes in 1904, and of this the Department contributed £1,148, the balance being provided locally. The Congested Districts Board have no funds to contribute to the technical instruction schemes in congested districts.