§ MR. SLOAN
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) if he is aware of the need that exists for increased accommodation for technical instruction in Belfast beyond that at present available; that it can only be met by the provision of a. building grant; and whether, in view 1552 of the fact that at the annual meetings of the Irish Technical Congress recommendations have been repeatedly made to provide such a grant for Ireland, and to the fact that it is supported by all shades of public opinion in Ireland, he will give the matter his favourable consideration.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Department are aware of the need that exists in. Belfast and in other urban districts, in Ireland for increased accommodation for technical instruction. This need could be met by the provision of a building grant. The matter has for some time engaged the anxious attention of the Department, and it is at present under the consideration of the Treasury.