HC Deb 07 June 1906 vol 158 c528

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the balance of the money known as the Equivalent Grant, now in the Irish Development Grant, is earmarked for the purpose of being spent on the improvement of Irish primary education; and whether he will take steps to insure that this Equivalent Grant shall not be interfered with for any purpose other than that which it was intended for, and on which the Irish people desire to see it expended.


Under Section 1 (3) of the Ireland Development Grant Act, 1903, that portion of the Grant not applied for purposes connected with Irish land purchase, is to be applied for the purpose of education and for the promotion of the economic development and transit facilities of Ireland. The grant cannot, without legislation, be diverted to any purpose other than those mentioned.