HC Deb 15 May 1907 vol 174 cc976-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, whether, in the event of Parliament voting within the next seven years increased amounts to English Departments or authorities analagous to those that will come under the authority of the proposed Irish Council, he will make provision that an equivalent amount shall be paid into the Irish Fund and Irish Treasury; and, if not, why not.


The Bill proceeds upon the basis that the financial provision is adequate to meet the requirements of the eight Departments during the quinquennial period. In the event of additional provision being made for English and Scottish services, the question of voting moneys to Ireland by way of equivalent grant will be one for the decision of Parliament as occasion may arise.