HC Deb 19 May 1914 vol 62 c1754
24. Mr. O' DONNELL

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Scotland gets £2,587,000 per annum from the Exchequer, while Ireland gets only £2,028,000 for all educational purposes; whether, under his Budget proposals, Scotland will get an additionnal Exchequer Grant of £536,250 for education, while Ireland will only get £112,500, thus making the annual Exchequer Grants for education to Scotland £3,123,000, to Ireland £2,130,000; and whether, seeing that the population of the two countries is very nearly the same and that the need for State assistance for education is at least as great in Ireland as in any part part of the Kingdom, he will reconsider his proposals?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

So far as I have been able to check the hon. Member's calculations, he appears to have omitted the Exchequer Grants for school buildings in Ireland. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the White Paper explanatory of the Budget proposals. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.

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