§ Mr. WILLIAM O'BRIEN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in. view of the fact that the civil Government charges taken into account against Ireland in Mr. Gladstone's Budget under the Home Rule Bill of 1886 (£4,210,000) and in his Budget under the Home Rule Bill of 1893 (£4,096,000) have now increased to £9,642,000 for 1910–11, he will give a Return showing in detail how much of the increased expenditure is due to the creation of new offices or the additional cost of existing offices, so that the House may be-in a position to estimate how far the economies contemplated in Mr. Gladstone's Irish Budgets are now practicable?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Hobhouse)
The particulars for which the hon. Member asks will be found conveniently summarised at Page 16 of H. of C. Paper No. 221 of this year, the particulars of voted expenditure being given in detail in the Estimates for the years in question. In these circumstances I do not think it necessary to give a special Return.
§ Mr. O'BRIEN
Would it not be worth while to see that the particulars are presented in the same way as in a return which was given last week showing the new offices created in England since 1906? What trouble would there be about giving a similar return for Ireland?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
If the hon. Gentleman will look at the return to which I have referred him, I think he will be satisfied.