§ Mr. PATRICK WHITE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether all unexpended balances in the hands of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland are returned to the Treasury at the end of every financial year; and whether any such practice prevails in England or Scotland?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE:
The Vote for Public Education (Ireland), like the corresponding Votes for England and Scotland and all other Votes of Parliament not voted expressly as Grants in Aid, is subject to the surrender of balances unexpended at the close of every financial year. In the case of a continuing service, however, no actual cash repayment takes place, the surrender-able balance being treated as a sum issued in respect of the grant for the succeeding year.