HC Deb 03 July 1890 vol 346 cc668-9
MR. SEXTON) (Belfast, W.

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government, having regard to the evidence of Irish opinion afforded by the introduction of the Agricultural Labourers (Ireland) Bill now before the House, and the proceedings upon that measure, will appropriate the unallotted balance of Ireland's share of the Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Duties, in aid of the provision of dwellings for Irish agricultural labourers, upon the principles indicated in the Bill?

MR. W. MACDONALD (Queen's Co., Ossory)

In view of the admission of the Chief Secretary, that the national school teachers of Ireland are insufficiently remunerated, will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of devoting a considerable portion of the money to bettering their condition?

*THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH,) Strand, Westminster

The hon. Member for West Belfast (Mr. Sexton) will not be surprised to bear me repeat the answer already given in this House. The Government are giving full consideration to the various suggestions made in different parts of the House, and will state their views to the House as soon as they have arrived at a conclusion.


How soon?


.I must ask for a little time.


What notice will the right hon. Gentleman give? The Bill, I see, is down on to-day's Paper. It is desirable that notice should be given in order that Members may put down Amendments.


Every notice will be given.