§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
To ask the First Lord of the Treasury 622 whether he can arrange that St. Patrick's Day will be recognised, as far as possible, a general holiday in all Government departments, especially in the War Department and in Ireland.
(Answered by Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman.) I will make inquiries as to the existing arrangements and consider whether anything can be done to meet the hon. Gentleman's views.