§ MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what were the circumstances under which the Board of Guardians of the North Dublin Poor Law Union recently applied to the Irish Local Government Board to sanction the substitution of the Munster and Leinster Bank for the Bank of Ireland, as treasurer of the Union: whether the Local Government Board maintain their refusal to sanction the substitution desired by the Guardians; and, whether a copy of the correspondence will be laid upon the Table?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
As regards paragraphs 1 and 2, I beg to refer the hon. Member to the reply given by me yesterday to a Question on this subject put by the hon. Member for Dublin County, North. With respect to paragraph 3, I do not see that any public advantage would be gained by following the course suggested. The correspondence is in the hands of the Guardians of the Union, and has already obtained publicity.
§ MR. SEXTON
As I intend to raise the Question on a future occasion, would it not be of advantage that all the facts contained in the correspondence should be in the hands of Members?