§ Mr. HUGH LAW
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether a distinction is made as regards the capitation Grant given by His Majesty's Treasury between children committed to industrial schools under different Sections of the Children Act by Courts of Summary Jurisdiction in Ireland; whether the Treasury contribution on account of children committed under Section 133 is less than that paid for children committed under Section 58 of the Act; if so, will he state why such differentiation is made; and whether the same distinction is drawn between children committed on the application of an English education authority for failing to comply with provisions of the English Education Acts and children committed on other grounds?1454W
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The answer to the first and last parts of the question is in the affirmative. It is the case that the Treasury contribution in respect of children committed to industrial schools under Section 133 (20) of the Children Act is less than the ordinary Grant Under the proviso to Section 73 of the Act the Treasury contribution for children detained in an industrial school on the application of their parents or guardians is limited to 2s. a week, and the Grant in respect of children committed under Section 133 (20) follows the above statutory limitation.