§ Mr. JOHN O'DONNELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland what has become of the scheme of commercial educa- 1126W tion formulated some time ago by the Commissioners of National Education with a view to meeting Irish educational needs; whether that scheme has been definitely and finally abandoned owing to the obstructions to its adoption by the Treasury; and, if so, whether any steps will be taken to compel the Treasury to provide the necessary funds for the carrying out of a scheme which, if properly carried out, would be of benefit to the commercial community in Ireland, and thereby enable the Commissioners to revive one of the most useful schemes ever started by them?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I have referred this question to the Commissioners of National Education, who inform me that they do not know to what scheme the hon. Member refers.