§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer why Clauses 4, 5, 6, and 14 of the Act for the Consolidation of the Exchequers of Ireland and Great Britain, 56 Geo. III. c. 98, are no longer enforced; how long have they been in abeyance; and by what Act of Parliament have they been repealed.
§ *THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir MICHAEL HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
Sections 4, 5, and 6 have been repealed by the Statute Law Revision Act of 1873 (36 and 37 Vict. c 91). Section 14 still stands. It enables the appointment of two Irish Lords of the Treasury, but does not make any such appointment obligatory. In the present Government Ireland is represented by Members holding other and more important appointments.