HC Deb 25 March 1907 vol 171 c1521

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is intended to give Ireland a grant as an equivalent for the £100,000 already voted for assisting the erection of new schools in England and Wales.


No, Sir. Ireland has had Exchequer grants for the erection of new schools for many years, while England and Wales have not. If the principle of "equivalence" were applied, the result would be very material augmentation of the £100,000 which has now been voted for England and Wales.