§ MR. MCHUGH (Sligo, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether a loan was obtained from the Board of Works, Ireland, through the Commissioners of National Education, for the erection of a teacher's residence at Ballinorley, county Sligo; what amount remains outstanding, and whether payments for principal and interest on the loan have still twelve years to run; is he aware that the Commissioners of National Education have struck the Ballinorley school off the roll; and, as the residence will now become vacant if the school is closed, will he state how he proposes to collect the amount outstanding for principal and interest.
§ MR. HOBHOUSE
The Commissioners of Public Works inform me that a loan was obtained from them for the erection of a teacher's residence at Ballinorley, 1768 county Sligo, of which the amount outstanding is £39 1s. 9d., the payment in respect of principal and interest having still twelve years to run. It is the case that the Commissioners of National Education have struck Ballinorley school off the roll, but the residence in connection with the school will not become vacant. It has been let by the manager for nearly four years to a person other than the teacher, and the manager pays the Board's rent-charge. In any case a former manager and two sureties (or their personal representatives) who entered with him, in the year 1885, into a bond to secure the repayments, are liable.