§ Mr. O'DONNELL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the Treasury, when asked by the National Education Board for Ireland to start a scheme of higher grade schools in Ireland similar to those in England and Scotland, actually reduced the Education Estimate for the coming year by over £3,000, while for England and Scotland there is an increase of nearly half a million; and, if so large an increase can be found for English and Scotch 179W education, why cannot the small sum necessary to start such a scheme be found for Ireland?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
I must refer the hon. Member to my replies to him on the 4th instant, and to the hon. Member for Birr on the 5th instant.