§ MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether he is aware 963 that the District Councils of Abbeyleix and Mountmellick, embracing an area of four-fifths of Queen's County, have passed unanimously resolutions disapproving of a further levying of the rate for agricultural and technical instruction; and that, under the circumstances, the county council propose to levy the rate; and, if so, whether he proposes to take any action in the matter.
THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALTER) LONG, Bristol, S.
Perhaps I may be allowed to answer this Question. Resolutions to the effect stated have been passed by the district councils named, but the county council, in the exercise of discretion vested in them, have decided to levy a rate. I do not propose to take any action in the matter.