§ MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer 1305 whether he will state the amount of the annual saving effected in the Irish administration; and whether he proposes to keep an account of the savings as well as the expenditure, so that the money due to Ireland shall not be lost sight of.
(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) As the Estimates for Irish Services are not yet completely closed, it is impossible to say at present what reduction will be shown in the estimated expenditure in 1904–5. The Annual Financial Relations Returns afford a comparative record of the cost of Irish Services in successive years.