§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether any alteration has yet been agreed on in Plan No. VI. A for the building of national schools in Ireland; whether he is aware that, in consequence of the delay in extending the scope of this plan, the building of national schools in Ireland has been practically at a standstill for the past three years; and, if so, will he urge upon 1733 the Treasury the necessity for expediting this change.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY (Mr. VICTOR CAVENDISH, Derbyshire, W.)
The particular plan cannot be dealt with apart from the question of the revision of the plans and estimates generally. It is a large question, but, as I stated on 22nd February†, I will endeavour to expedite the settlement of it. It is not the case that the building of national schools in Ireland has been practically at a standstill for the past three years.