MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
On behalf of the Member for Dublin County, North, I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will give, in detail, in the form of a Return or otherwise, the figures on which he based his calculation regarding the financial position of Ireland in his recent speech on the financial relations between that country and Great Britain?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
I could not supply the figures in the form of a Return. They were figures arranged for controversial purposes, and it is not convenient to present figures so dealt with in a Parliamentary Return. But I believe that all the information of which I made use is to be found in the existing Returns before the House, and I have been informed that the speech to which the honourable Member refers is going to be printed, and if that is done the tables on which the speech was based will be published with it.