HC Deb 13 February 1917 vol 90 c450
73. Mr. BYRNE

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if any proposals for an increased Grant to the industrial schools of Ireland have yet been made; if many of the schools are unable to purchase the necessaries of life for the boys and girls in their charge; if the sum of 2s. per head is required to meet the increase in the cost of food for these schools; and what proposals will be made?


The Treasury have consented to increase the capitation Grant for reformatory and industrial schools in Ireland. For the current year an additional grant of 6d. a week will be paid for each child in a reformatory or industrial school towards whose maintenance the local authority is prepared to contribute a similar amount.


Having regard to the conditions at the present time, does the right hon. Gentleman think it is fair to expect them to put additional taxation on the ratepayers of the city? Would not the Treasury pay it?

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