Mr. WILLIAM ARCHER REDMOND
asked whether the Chief Secretary is aware that the national schools at Pomeroy, county Tyrone, situate in a graveyard, providing neither sanitary accommodation nor playground, have been frequently condemned by the inspectors for these and other reasons, and that the National Commissioners have already placed them among the list of urgent cases submitted to the Treasury; and whether he will state why the necessary funds have not been forthcoming, and urge upon the Treasury the immediate necessity of dealing with this case and including it in the next grant for building purposes.?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The facts are as stated in the first paragraph of the question. The schools referred to were included in the list of cases demanding immediate attention 2065 submitted to the Treasury, but they were not placed by the Commissioners in the category of cases involving positive danger to the health of the school children, which the Treasury are prepared to deal with exceptionally. With regard to the last paragraph, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to his question of the 9th instant.
Mr. W. A. REDMOND
May I ask whether the Chief Secretary is aware that the average attendance at the Pomeroy Schools is over 110, and whether that fact, if no other, is not sufficient for the Treasury to deal immediately with this case?