HC Deb 17 July 1905 vol 149 cc884-5

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in reference to the provision in the Bill to augment the Ireland Development Grant to reduce the salary attached to the office of Lord Chancellor of Ireland by £2,000 a year, he could see his way, with the assent of the present Irish Lord Chancellor, to secure that the provision might come into operation on the passing of the Act instead of at the next vacancy in the office, so as to secure the money at once for the object contemplated; and whether he will favourably consider Amendments designed to carry out this object.


I cannot undertake to entertain an Amendment of this character.