HC Deb 28 April 1910 vol 17 c654

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, seeing that the funds of the Intermediate Board, Ireland, will be very much reduced this year owing to the small amount to be received from what is called whisky money, he will take steps to secure such additional grants as will enable the schools to carry on their work?


I have nothing at present to add to my reply to the question on the same subject asked by the hon. Member on 1st March last, but I would remind the hon. Member that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer stated on the 20th instant, in reply to a question that the Government recognise that education should not be dependent on a fluctuating source of revenue, and have decided to take steps to place it on a more stable basis.


Will the right hon. Gentleman keep in mind the fact that, in addition to the whisky money, secondary education in England and Scotland gets over a £1,000,000, while Ireland gets nothing?