§ Mr. BOLAND
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the recent decision in the King's Bench Division by Lord Chief Justice Palles and Mr. Justice Johnson upholding the claim of the board of governors of the Richmond Asylum to give a reasonable preference in all contracts to goods of Irish manufacture; and whether, with a view to putting an end to the system of surcharging practised by Local Government Board auditors in this and similar cases, he will now issue instructions which will prevent these auditors from needlessly interfering with the right, now judicially established, of giving a reasonable preference to Irish manufactures?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Local Government Board will issue copies of the judgment in question to all their auditors. No supplementary instructions bearing on the decision of the Court appear to be required.