§ 46. Mr. GODFREY LOCKER-LAMPSON
asked the Prime Minister whether he will lay upon the Table of this House copies of the letters which were addressed to those who gave evidence before the Committee on Irish Finance asking them whether they had any objection to the publication of their evidence?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
My right hon. Friend does not propose to lay a copy of the letters on the Table of the House.
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I wrote all the letters myself. In substance they were the same, but I think that at the beginning and the end of the communications there was a slight difference.
§ 58. Mr. GINNELL
asked whether all the evidence from Ireland for the purposes of the Imperial and local taxation inquiry has yet been taken; and, having regard to the urgency given to the Irish branch of the subject by the Government of Ireland Bill, whether a Report on this branch of the subject will be presented before that Bill becomes law?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)
I am informed that the Irish evidence has not yet been taken. I am unable to make a statement as to the date when a Report of the Committee dealing with Ireland will be received.