§ 34. Mr. FFRENCH
asked if the right hon. Gentleman's attention has been called to a resolution passed by the county Wexford committee of agriculture and technical instruction requesting the Government to provide funds for the purpose of erecting technical schools in Ireland; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Mr. RUSSELL
The resolution mentioned has been received. I can only refer the hon. Member to my reply to the question of the hon. Member for North Wexford on the 14th instant.
§ 42. Mr. O'DONNELL
asked what moneys are at present available for the building of technical schools in Ireland; whether he is aware that classes otherwise successful are handicapped by the want of suitable buildings in which to carry on their work, and that representations have been repeatedly made by the public bodies in Ireland for better facilities for erecting suitable buildings; and whether, seeing the importance of the work and the interest taken in it throughout the whole of Ireland, he will take steps to obtain a Treasury Grant for the required buildings?
§ Mr. RUSSELL
Local authorities are empowered to raise moneys by loan for the purpose of erecting technical school buildings. It is the case that classes otherwise successful are handicapped by the want of suitable buildings. With regard to a special Grant for the purpose of such buildings, I can only refer the hon. Member to my reply to the question of the hon. Member for North Wexford on the 14th instant on the subject.