§ On the Order for the Third Reading of this Bill,
MR. T. M. HEALY
begged to ask the Government to give some explanation of their intentions in regard to the grants to be made under this Bill. It would rest with the Treasury to say whether grants were to be made, and whether any scheme was to be adopted. Did the Government mean vigorously to carry out the Measure?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
said that it was the intention of the Government to press the Treasury to allow the money to be spent. 788 From what had passed between the Chancellor of the Exchequer and himself, he did not think that the Treasury would raise any serious difficulty. He could not say at the moment in what locality the money would be spent, but he had no doubt that the larger part of it would have to go to the congested districts.
§ Bill read the Third time, and passed.