§ MR. MAURICE HEALY
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether the proposal to extend the Judicial Trustees Bill to Ireland, which is to be made in the House of Lords, is being made on the part of the Government; whether he is aware that when this Bill was before the House of Commons its promoters deliberately abstained from applying it to Ireland, knowing that otherwise it would be opposed by Irish Members, there being no necessity or demand for such a Bill in Ireland; and, whether the Government will, under the circumstances, persist in the proposal to extend the Bill to Ireland?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester, E.)
said he had not had time to consult the Lord Chancellor of Ireland on the subject of extending the Judicial Trustees Bill to Ireland, nor, perhaps, would it be proper for him to give an opinion with regard to a Bill now before the House of Lords. It would be sufficient, however, if he reminded the hon. Member of the undertaking he had already given that any Bill seriously objected to outside the relatively small category he had enumerated would not be proceeded with.