§ MR. GINNELL
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the recent disclosure of losses under the Irish Land Purchase Acts and the consequent dissatisfaction in Ireland, the Treasury will reconsider favourably the suggestion to appoint a small and independent Committee of financial experts, with suitable actuarial assistance, to examine and report upon all the financial methods and practices under those Acts; and, if so, will at least one member be placed upon the Committee in whom the tenant-purchasers will have confidence.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
I understand that opportunity is desired for a discussion in this House on the financial working of the Land Purchase Acts. I am not aware of any necessity for the appointment of a Committee of Inquiry.