§ Mr. KERR-SMILEY
asked the Chief Secretary what Grants were made during the year ended 31st March, 1912, out of the Ireland Development Fund and from the Estimates, respectively, than the usual per caput and bonus Grants, to the several Irish training colleges under clerical management?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Commissioners of National Education inform me that during the year ended the 31st March, 1912, Grants other than fixed Grants for the maintenance of King's scholars, and diploma bonuses for ex-King's scholars, were paid to the Irish Training Colleges under clerical management as follows:— To St. Patrick's Training College, £1,407; Our Lady of Mercy Training College, £1,139; Church of Ireland Training College, £1,031; and £1,000 each to De La Salle Training College, Waterford, St. Mary's Training College, Belfast, and Mary Immaculate Training College, Limerick, to cover cost of housing. St. Patrick's and Church of Ireland Colleges also received £192 and £101, respectively, in repayment of the annual ground rent paid by those colleges. There were no Grants made to these colleges from the Ireland Development Fund during that year.