HC Deb 04 May 1911 vol 25 cc577-8

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that there is dissatisfaction in Ireland at the appointment of but one member, a Government official, to represent Ireland on the Local Taxation Committee; and, having regard to the important Irish interests affected by the inquiry, he will advise the Government to increase the number of members on the said committee and that they should be of a representative character?


The hon. Member is under a misapprehension in thinking that there is only one Irishman, who is also a Government official, on the Local Taxation Committee. The name of Mr. P. J. O'Neill, Chairman of the Dublin County Council, and Chairman of the General Council of Irish County Councils was added to the committee several days ago.