§ 30. Captain DONELAN
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the annual Grant for last year was withheld by the Irish Intermediate Education Board from St. Laurence's secondary school, Bray, county Wicklow, because one of the pupils came in after 1st October, 1914, all other conditions having been fulfilled, while similar schools in Great Britain were not penalised for causes due to the War; and whether the Irish Intermediate Education Board propose to provide a secondary school for the boys of Bray, a town of over 8,000 population, if the present school is closed down?
St. Laurence's secondary school, Bray, was ineligible for Grant m respect of the year 1914–1915 as it did not come within the definition of a school as laid down in No. 92 of the rules for 1915 of the Intermediate Education Board for Ireland. The Board have no power to depart from their rules, and their functions, as prescribed by Statute, do not extend to providing schools.