§ 73. Sir J. LONSDALE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury the total amount included in the Estimates for 1916–17 for teaching the Irish language in Ireland; and what reduction, if any, has been made in the cost of this item compared with last year?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
In the Estimates for Public Education, Ireland, in 1916-17, a provision of £13,750 is made in respect of fees payable to teachers for instruction given to pupils in Irish. The provision in 1915-16 was the same.
§ Mr. GINNELL
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that five times that amount is being spent on the teaching of German in Trinity College, Dublin?
§ Sir J. LONSDALE
Is the right hon Gentleman aware that no such sum is being expended at Trinity College, Dublin?