§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state the amount of endowment received under the Irish Church Act, out of the confiscated church funds, in connection with Maynooth College, the amounts due for building to the Board of Works, which was cancelled by the same Act, the allocation of the annual income, the names of all persons paid and their amounts; and what amount, if any, was expended on pensions, the number of students, and the amount of total fees paid by them, together with the amounts of bursaries payable to students.
The annual endowment received by the Maynooth College out of the Consolidated Fund was extinguished under Section 40 of the Irish Church Act, 1869, by the payment of a capital sum of £372,331 out of the Church Fund. This capital sum consisted of fourteen times the amount of the annual sum paid to the 1271 Trustees of the College in the year ending March 31st, 1869. The amount of the outstanding loan for building due to the Board of Works, which was remitted under the same Act, was £15,857 9s. 2d. I have no information which would enable me to answer the remainder of the Question.