HC Deb 13 March 1906 vol 153 c1110
MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the action of the Government in granting out of the Irish Development Grant a sum of £50,000 for buildings for the Government college in Marlborough Street, Dublin, he will secure fair treatment to the Belfast, Limerick, and Waterford training colleges by placing a sum for a free home grant on the same fund.


I went very fully into this matter in my reply to the hon. Member's Question of Thursday last. Without entering further into the question whether fair treatment has been accorded to the provincial colleges mentioned, it must, I fear, be said that (as I am advised) the Ireland Development Grant Fund is not at present in a condition to bear fresh charges of the nature suggested.


Is it a fact that fresh charges are being put on this fund while nothing is being put on for educational purposes?


Some have been put on and others taken off. Charges of different kinds are being constantly put on.