§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a grant has been provisionally sanctioned towards rebuilding Guy's Schools, Ballymena, on the necessity for which one of the Board's senior inspectors has reported; and whether, seeing that the rebuilding must be postponed pending the decision of certain questions affecting the endowments and change of site, and that for the last year and nine months the Waveney School, Ballymena, has been supplying necessary additional accommodation, he will explain why the application for aid to this school until additional accommodation was provided elsewhere, when the schools should be amalgamated, has been refused by the Commissioners.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The fact is as stated in the first inquiry. The Commissioners refused even temporary recognition of the Waveney Applicant School because, in addition to the fact that the school was not needed, the house and premises were reported to be both unsuitable and insanitary.