§ 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?
§ Mr. DUKE
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.