HC Deb 27 April 1891 vol 352 c1488

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Committee of Inquiry into the financial relations between Ireland and Great Britain will sit?


So far as the Government are concerned, and some of the right hon. Gentlemen opposite, we are perfectly ready for the appointment of the Committee in question, and have been ready for some time. There is no reason why the Committee should not be appointed as soon as the Members for Ireland give notice through the ordinary channel of the names to be appointed.


I presume that the right hon. Gentleman is sensible of the inconvenience of the delay arising from the non-appointment of the Committee.


We have been ready for some time; but I understood that the matter was mainly in the hands of the lion. Member himself. I will put the Committee on the Paper.

MR. A. O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)

Will all the information promised by the Treasury be furnished before the Committee meets?


Yes, Sir; that will be done; but it would be irregular to circulate any information on the subject before the first meeting of the Committee. A meeting will have to be held pro forma, to authorise the circulation of the information.