§ 3. Mr. E. KELLY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he will circulate a White Paper giving financial particulars and estimates regarding future income in detail in connection with the Irish Education Bill; whether he can say when the Second Reading will be taken; and will he make the suggested White Paper available a reasonable time before Second Reading?
§ The ATTORNEY-GENERAL for IRELAND (Mr. Denis Henry)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. It is hoped the Second Reading of the Bill will be taken next week; a White Paper will be issued at the usual time.
§ 8. Major O'NEILL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland what is the total sum of money provided annually by Parliament for education in Ireland at the present time, and by what amount tins sum will be increased if the Irish Education Bill is passed in its present form?
§ Mr. HENRY
The total provision voted for the current year for education in Ireland, excluding universities and colleges, is about £3,387,000. If the Bill becomes law in its present form Ireland will secure (in addition to the equivalent of the amount granted for Ireland in the standard year) 9/80ths of the excess amount granted from time to time to England over the amount granted in the standard year as provided in Clause 24 of the Bill.
§ Major O'NEILL
Could not the right hon. Gentleman say what that nine-eightieths will amount to in this year?
§ Major O'NEILL
Will this amount be sufficient to carry out the recommendations of the Vice-regal Committee so far as teachers' salaries are concerned?