HC Deb 14 February 1911 vol 21 cc1010-1W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that in 1900 the grant to the Irish Intermediate Board from Ireland's share of Customs and Excise duties was £71,400, and last year it was only £16,000, while the grant to Scotland was £187,200, and to England, £776,740; and whether, in view of the disproportion of these figures and the urgency of additional funds being provided for Irish secondary education, he is prepared to include a Treasury Grant for this purpose in the Supplementary Estimates for the current financial year?


I am unable to admit the comparison between the English, Scotch, and Irish figures quoted by the hon. Member. There is no intention of including in the Supplementary Estimates a Grant to supplement the statutory income of the Intermediate Education Board, Ireland.