§ MR. VESEY KNOX
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether he can say what course the Government propose to take with reference to the fee-grant in Ireland for 1895–6?
§ MR. HORACE PLUNKETT (Dublin Co., S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether any decision has been come to as to allowing Ireland nine-eightieths of the English supplementary fee-grant for education for the current year?
§ *MR. HANBURY
I have already explained what is the decision of the Government on every point with reference to the Irish fee-grant except that raised in the Question of my hon. Friend the Member for Dublin County. The Government recognise that an equitable claim exists for the payment to Ireland of a proportionate share of the supplementary English fee-grant for 1895–96, although no such share was allowed for in the original Estimates for 1895–96, 273 which calculated the nine-eightieths promised to Ireland only upon the original English fee-grant Estimate for 1894–95. It is, of course, too late to make provision for any further payment during the current year, but the claim will be dealt with in connection with the grant under the new system proposed for the coining year.