§ MR. J. DEVLIN (Belfast. W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he could state the probable cost of the Belfast Health Commission; and whether the whole of the cost would have to be defrayed by the ratepayers.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. BIRRELL,) Bristol, N.
The cost of the inquiry in question has not yet been ascertained. It has been arranged that £500 of the cost will be borne by the Exchequer; the remainder will fall upon the local rates.