§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether it is to be proposed under the Amalgamation of Unions Bill to appoint a Commission to determine the unions which could be conveniently grouped together in the Amalgamation Scheme of the Government?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
It is proposed to appoint a small Commission or Committee in connection with the Poor Relief (Ireland) Bill to inquire how many unions could be most conveniently grouped together for the purposes of amalgamation. On June 9th it was stated that the Bill was nearly ready, but that in view of the state of public business, unless I were allowed to introduce it after 12 o'clock, I was afraid that it could not be introduced this Session.