§ MR. KAVANAGH
said, he wished to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether he would object to have the provisions of the Bill to amend the Law for Licensing Beer-houses extended to Ireland?
§ MR. CHICHESTER FORTESCUE
, in reply, said, he was quite aware that the beer-house licensing system in Ireland was very unsatisfactory in some respects, and he had examined the Bill to which his hon. Friend referred with a view to ascertaining whether its provisions could be adapted to that country. It would be, however, he thought, somewhat premature at the present stage of the measure to give his hon. Friend any definite answer to his Question. He would at the same time watch the progress of the Bill, and, having seen how the House would deal with it, decide whether it was possible to adapt any part of its provisions to Ireland, or whether it would be necessary to meet the case of Ireland in a separate measure.