§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Wexford, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state how the case of the Irish gold ornaments stands and what steps the Government propose to take in the matter.
§ * THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
The law officers of England and Ireland have met in consultation and advised the Treasury on the questions involved in this case. The matter is now under the consideration of the Treasury.
§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE
When shall we have an opportunity of knowing what advice has been given to the Treasury?
§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
Can the right hon. Gentleman gives an indication when the decision will be come to on this matter, which is three or four years old?
§ * MR. WYNDHAM
The matter is before the Treasury, and I cannot believe my Lords will delay it one moment longer than is necessary.