§ MR LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether representations have been made to him recently by the Commissioners of National Education pressing for the restoration of Treasury grants for building new schools in Ireland, and for the repair and equipment of school buildings; and whether he is able to-state the result of his negotiations with the Treasury in reference to this matter.
Correspondence upon this subject has for some time been passing between the Irish Government, the Commissioners of National Education, and the Treasury. It would, however, be contrary to usage to state the details of the correspondence. A definite conclusion has not yet been arrived at, but the Irish Government are doing all that may be possible to bring about a prompt settlement of the question, the importance of which is fully recognised.