§ MR. E. F. VESEY KNOX (Londonderry)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he proposes to place any amendments to the Local Government Bill on the Paper dealing with the county infirmaries in Ireland; and whether he will, in framing such amendments, endeavour to follow so far as possible the precedent of the Galway Infirmary Act?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE LORD LIEUTENANT OF IRELAND (Mr. G. W. BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
As I have already stated, if the Bill passes with reasonable speed through Committee, I hope it may be possible for the Government to propose a new clause dealing with the subject of county infirmaries before the Committee stage is over. I am not, however, in a position at present to make any further statement in the matter.