§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)
To ask the President of the Board of Education whether any, and, if so, what, grant has been paid in respect of the temporary council school erected at Darfield for the week commencing Monday, 1st September, 1907; whether he is aware that the school was not completed at that period; and can he say whether the Catholic school at Low Valley will now be restored to the grant list, seeing that the conditions laid down by his predecessor in office as to the provision of a temporary council school at Darfield were not fulfilled on the appointed day.
(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) I am informed that the temporary council school was opened on 2nd September. The claim for grant has not yet been received. I understand that certain persons have given notice of their intention to provide a new Catholic school, and-that the local education authority have appealed under Section 8 of the Education Act, 1902, on the ground that 1688 the proposed school is not required. It will be the duty of the Board to decide the issue under Section 9 of that Act.