§ Considered in Committee.
*THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. AKERS-DOUGLAS, Kent, St. Augustine's) moved:—
That it is expedient to authorise the payment, out of moneys to be provided by Parliament, of all expenses incurred by the Commissioners of Works under any Act of the present Session for the acquisition of Land for the Extension of the Patent Office, and for purposes connected therewith.
R. T. M. HEALY
protested against this constant system of plundering Ireland to pay for English needs.
§ * MR. AKERS-DOUGLAS
said that the acquisition of land would not cost more that £8,000 or £9,000, but the Resolution provided also for the cost of any arbitration under the Lands Clauses Acts —a matter of £200 or £300.
§ The Committee divided:—Ayes, 131; Noes, 11.—(Division List, No. 171.)
§ Resolution to be reported upon Monday 26th April.