§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury why the grant for building a new parochial school at Larne, county Antrim, has not yet been issued; whether the first formal application was made in this case on the 18th February, 1905; whether the grant was made on the 4th September, 1906; and whether this does not come under the category of urgent cases, in view of the deplorable condition of the present school, and the fact that it has been repeatedly condemned by the inspectors of the National Board.
§ (Answered by Mr. Runciman.) I am not able to say when the first formal application was made in this case to the Commissioners of National Education, but the Board of Works inform me that they received it in April, 1905. The cause of delay in this case is that correspondence is proceeding with the Irish Government on the question of the number of children to be accommodated.