§ MR. SLOAN
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Guy's Free Schools, Ballymena, were founded and endowed by the late John Guy for the education of the youth of the poor of the town; that a scheme has been framed under the Educational Endowments (Ireland) Act, 1885, for the government and management of Guy's Educational Endowments; that a grant has been provisionally sanctioned towards the rebuilding and extension of these schools; and that a memorial signed by Ballymena residents protesting against the diveison of the endowments proposed in the scheme, and the removal of the schools from their present site, and asking an inquiry into the circumstances of the case, has been received by the Commissioners of Education; and, if so, will he state whether it is intended, before any further steps are taken, to grant the inquiry asked for in the memorial.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The facts are as stated. The Commissioners of Education in Ireland, however, are not concerned in the control of the endowment. The scheme referred to empowers the governing body to remove the school to another site with the sanction of the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests.