§ MR. TUITE (Westmeath, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been directed to the notice issued by the Irish Land Commission, bearing date 19 May, 1888, stating that the Commissioners have received applications exceeding in the whole the sum of £5,000,000 provided by the said Act; and, what steps does the Government intend taking to immediately provide funds to meet the applications received prior to the issuing of the notice?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I believe some notice of the kind indicated has been issued. Any steps which the Government may intend to take to provide further funds would require legislation, and the Government will give ample notice to the House if any proposal of that kind is to be made.