§ DR. AMBROSE (Mayo, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, as President of the Congested Districts Board, he is aware that several electoral divisions in the Province of Connaught are deprived of the benefits of the Congested Districts Act owing to the fact that there may be one large holding which is highly rated in the non-scheduled district, or that such district may be situated in the neighbourhood of a town the rateable value of which is higher than that which would entitle it to be scheduled as a congested district, thus depriving its inhabitants of the benefits of the Act, he will remedy this state of things by introducing this session a Bill making the whole of Connaught a congested district. I wish, however, to draw attention to the way in which the question I handed in appears on the Paper, which makes me ask if the right hon. Gentleman will make a town a congested district.
§ MR. SPEAKER
If the hon. Member finds fault with the way in which a question appears he should refer to me.
§ DR. AMBROSE
I protest against the fact of a town being situated near a non-scheduled district being made to read as if I asked that it should be made a congested district.
§ MR. SPEAKER
The hon. Member may be clear as to his grievance, but he has not made it clear to me. He may either put the question as it stands, or put it in a different form another day.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
I cannot give an undertaking to introduce legislation in the direction suggested during the present session.