Order read for resuming adjourned Debate on Question [11th July], "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution:"—
That it is expedient to authorise the payment, out of moneys to be provided by Parliament, of the salary, remuneration, and allowances of any Commissioners that may be appointed in pursuance of any Act of the present Session, to make better provision for the administration of the Acts relating to the relief of the destitute poor in certain parts of Ireland, to authorise the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland to make loans, and the Treasury to make a free grant, to the Board of Guardians or Commissioners of any dissolved or altered Union under the provisions of the said Act.
§ Question again proposed.
§ Debate resumed.589
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
There must be some misunderstanding about this. It was understood that the Resolution would be taken on the same day as the Distressed Unions Bill, and therefore it has not been blocked. I maintain that it cannot be proceeded with until we go on with the Bill, and I should like the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Treasury to explain how it is that this Order is now being taken?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
I would point out to the hon. and learned Member that unless the Resolution is taken first, the Bill cannot be proceeded with. No harm can possibly be done by taking this Resolution now, because if the Bill is not proceeded with this Resolution will fall to the ground.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
§ Resolution agreed to.