§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if, in view of the fact that certain provisions of the Local Government (Ireland) (No. 2) Bill are the result of a treaty between the County Council of County Wexford and the Irish Government, he will give facilities this week for the discussion of the Bill so as to ensure its passing this session.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I think the hon. Baronet is hardly justified in describing the arrangement as a treaty. No doubt it is due to representations made to my right hon. friend the Chief Secretary by the local authorities. I cannot promise any particular date for the discussion, but the Government are most anxious to get the matter settled.