§ MR. HUGH LAW (Donegal, W.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state the total amount so far allocated to Ireland out of the moneys available for the working of the Unemployed Workmen Act; the proportion such amount bears to those similarly allocated in Great Britain; and the principle in accordance with which Ireland's share is calculated.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) No sum has been allocated to Ireland generally during the present year in aid of expenses under the Unemployed Workmen Act. Each application for a grant is inquired into by the Local Government Board and submitted by them to the Treasury for consideration. Up to the present time formal applications from Belfast, Drogheda, and Dublin have been received and decided on, the following grants being made. Belfast, preliminary grant of £1,000; Dublin, £3,000; Drog-heda, £450. Applications made by the Ennis and Galway Committees are before the Treasury.