§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will give the reasons for the refusal of the Department of Agriculture to sanction the proposal of the county Wexford County Council to establish University scholarships for students from that county.
§ (Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Department of Agriculture were advised by the Law Officers that expenditure for the purpose referred to in the Question is not permissible under the Technical Instruction Acts, 1889 and 1891, or under The Agriculture and Technical Instruction (Ireland) Act, 1899.