HC Deb 02 March 1916 vol 80 c1197
67. Mr. P. MEEHAN

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if Grants in aid of building new schools or altering old ones in necessitous areas are still made in England while all building Grants are stopped in Ireland, even in areas where the health of the pupils and teachers is gravely endangered owing to insanitary surroundings; and whether Grants in aid of building schools in Irish necessitous areas will be made as heretofore?


No Grants in aid of building or altering schools are made in England. Such Grants in Ireland have not, as the hon. Member suggests, been entirely discontinued, but have been confined in the interest of the national finances to specially urgent cases.