§ MR. CLANCY
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether there is any objection on the part of the Government to vary or and to the reference to the Royal Commission on the question of providing old age pensions, so as to include Ireland within its scope; and whether a Representative of Ireland will be added to the Commission?
§ *MR. H. H. FOWLER
The present inquiry is limited to the operation of the Poor Law in England and Wales. No doubt the Report of the Commission will be of great service to those on whom hereafter will devolve the duty of dealing with the Poor Law of Ireland.