HL Deb 29 July 1842 vol 65 c834
The Earl of Clancarty

referred to the report of the commissioners on Irish education, particularly that part of it which contained a recommendation that a model school should be established in connection with the national schools for the purpose of promoting shill in agriculture. This recommendation had been sanctioned by the late Government but no active steps had been taken in promoting this object. The present was a particularly favourable time for laying the foundation of a good agricultural education, as all classes and parties were now bent on promoting the agriculture of Ireland. He wished to know, whether Government intended to withdraw the support given to this plan by the late Government.

Lord Wharncliffe

replied, that they did not mean to interfere with that plan.

Lord Monteagle

was much gratified to hear this announcement on the part of the present Government.

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