§ Mr. O'SHAUGHNESSY
asked the Chief Secretary why the board of management of the Glin district school have not got the full grant to 30th September, 1910, for medical and educational purposes; whether he is aware that the deficit amounts to £97 3s. 7d.; and whether he will press on the Treasury the great necessity there is for giving the full grant for the efficient working of this school?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Owing to the insufficiency of the amount paid under Section 58 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, to the Local Taxation (Ireland) Account in the year ended 31st March to meet the sums payable thereout in the same period under the Section, as amended by the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1902, the Lord Lieutenant deemed it necessary, in pursuance of the provisions of Subsection (5) of Section 58, to make an Order directing a proportionate abatement of the sums as payable, having regard to the said insufficiency. In accordance with this Order, full recoupment was not made in the case mentioned by the hon. Member, the board of management being duly informed of the fact. The amount of abatement is as stated. I am not aware of any reason why the Glin District School should be treated differently from any other Poor Law institution in this matter.