§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if the terms of reference to the proposed new Commission upon the Financial Relations 566 between Great Britain and Ireland have been finally decided upon; if the Commission has been formed; and when the Debate upon the proposal will. take place?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
In answer to the hon. Gentleman's Question, I have to say that the Commission is not yet framed. The delay has been in part owing to the fact that the Party to which the lion. Baronet belongs and other sections of the Party opposite have refused to take any part in the Commission.