§ Mr. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state what course the Government propose to adopt in regard to the unexpended balances lying to the credit of several unions in Ireland under the Labourers Acts; and can he say how these balances are to be disposed of in the case of unions where the demand for the erection of labourers' cottages has not arisen and where such cottages are not required.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The question of the application of the unexpended balance of the Exchequer contribution is engaging consideration. It is not, however, proposed to deal with this balance in the Labourers Bill.