HC Deb 16 November 1916 vol 87 c1038W

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether the minutes of the Board of Technical Instruction (Ireland), held on 1lth November, 1914, show that no moneys were given by his Department to the Roscommon county committee for 1914–15 for technical instruction in towns or rural places out of the endowment of £55,000 made to that Department for technical instruction under Section 16, Sub-section (1) (c) of the Agriculture and Technical Instruction (Ireland) Act, 1899?


The minutes of the meeting of the Board of Technical Instruction in question show a contribution from the Department to the scheme of technical instruction for county Roscommon, which was made out of a joint fund made up of the endowment of £55,000 referred to in the question and a grant of £9,000 from the Agricultural Board. The minutes also show what would have been the Department's contribution under a scheme of allocation of funds, the general principles of which were adopted at a meeting of the Board held in July, 1903. The amount of the Department's annual contribution to the county Roscommon scheme had, however, been determined previously to this date.