§ COLONEL HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what will be the cost to Great Britain of the indemnification of the members of the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan Police for the extinction of the posts in which they have rendered such distinguished service, under Clause 30 of the Home Rule Bill; and if the officers and constables of those Forces will be freely allowed to petition Her Majesty's Government and both Houses of Parliament, through the proper channels, against the manner in which it is proposed to treat them?
MR. J. MORLEY
The figures asked for in the hon. Member's question could only be ascertained by calculations which have not yet been completed, but which I hope will be ready in a few days; and, therefore, it is not practicable at present to reply to the first paragraph. As regards the second paragraph, I fear I cannot add anything to my answer to a question addressed to me yesterday by the hon. Member for South Tyrone.
§ MR. HORACE PLUNKETT (Dublin Co., S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, with a view to elucidating in detail the Return No. 91 of this Session, lately presented by him, and entitled "Government of Ireland Bill (Financial Effect)," he will have the Return No. 329 of 1891, entitled "Financial Relations (England, Scotland, and Ireland)," continued so as to include the financial year 1892–3, and present the same to this House?
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
The Return (No. 329 of 1891) to which the hon. Member refers has been revised, so as to include the latest completed financial year 1891–2, in compliance with the Motion made by the hon. Member for North Dublin (Mr. Clancy). There will be no objection, so far as I am aware, to issue a further Return, which will include the corresponding information for 1892–3, based on the Exchequer receipts and issues of the year, as soon as is practicable after these receipts and issues have been ascertained.
§ MR. SEXTON
Is it not possible to give the actual figures for the current year in time for the Debate on the Second Reading?
§ MR. CLANCY (Dublin Co., N.)
When will the Return be issued. It was ordered in the month of February.