§ Sir THOMAS ESMONDE
asked the Chief Secretary if he has considered the question of a Grant in aid of technical school building in Ireland; and whether he will make a Grant on the basis of an equal contribution from the local rates?
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL
Applications were made to the Treasury for funds to enable the Department to make Grants in aid of the building of technical schools in Ireland. The Department were, however, informed that the Treasury could not agree to Grants for the purpose being provided from Votes of Parliament. It is not practicable, therefore, to give assistance in the manner suggested in the question.