§ MR. FLAVIN
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been called to a large meeting, presided over by His Grace the Duke of Westminster, comprising representative people of different religious and political opinions, held at Grosvenor House, on Thursday the 22nd instant, in connection with the sale of the Herbert Estate, which includes a very large portion of the far- 457 famed Killarney scenery; and whether, owing to the unanimous expression of opinion of the meeting and in different parts of the United Kingdom, the Government will further consider the advisability of securing Killarney as a national park for the people, as the Falls of Niagara have been secured by the joint action of the United States and Canada.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I do not think I can add anything on the question of the Government's policy to what I said in answer to a similar question put to me by the hon. Gentleman and by other hon. Members on a previous occasion. I see, by the question of the hon. Gentleman, and by the report which I have seen of the meeting to which he refers, that the subject is engaging the public interest, and it seems to be eminently a question on which the benevolence of private individuals might be properly exercised.
§ MR. FLAVIN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that several speakers at the meeting expressed the opinion that the Government ought to step in and purchase this estate for the nation?