§ MR. PETER M'DONALD (Sligo, N.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether the Government propose to allocate the Irish Probate Duty, or apportion of it, as has been done in Scotland, to the benefit of primary education in Ireland, and thereby supplement the miserably inadequate salaries of the Irish national teachers?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. Madden,) University of Dublin
The Government have no power to allocate in the manner suggested by the hon. Member any portion of the Probate Duties Grant coming to Ireland. Section 3 of the Probate Duties (Scotland and Ireland) Act, 1888, specifically names the objects to which the sums payable under the Act to Ireland shall be applied.
§ MR. MADDEN
That is a different question, and I must ask the hon. Gentleman to put it on the Paper.