§ Mr. KERR-SMILEY
asked the Chief Secretary whether it is possible for the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland to establish a fund to assist clever pupils at national schools to continue their studies at secondary schools and also at universities; and, if the Commissioners do not possess the right to establish a fund for this purpose, will he introduce a Bill this Session giving them the necessary authority?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Commissioners of National Education have no money at their disposal available for the purpose of establishing a scholarship fund as suggested in the question. In the absence of funds it is unnecessary to contemplate an extension of their powers.