§ MR. W. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for North Fermanagh, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what the position of the county infirmaries will be under the Local Government (Ireland) Bill; and how it will affect their administration?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
As the Bill stands at present the constitution of the county infirmaries will not be affected, and County Councils will have the same powers to subscribe towards their maintenance as the Grand Juries have hitherto possessed.