§ Mr. NOLAN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether any decision has yet been come to about the payment to the Drogheda distress committee of the £150 asked for by them from the Local Government Board to balance their account for expenses incurred in the relief of bond fide unemployed workmen belonging to the town of Drogheda last winter ; and whether he can state how much of the £300,000 voted by Parliament for the unemployed has been alio cated to Ireland?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
A payment of £150 has been made to the Drogheda distress committee to enable them to complete their operations under the Unemployed Workmen Act. The total sum granted from the Unemployed Fund in aid of Irish Expenses in the year ended 31st ultimo was £13,750.