§ 26. Sir THOMAS ESMONDE
asked the Chief Secretary if he is aware that the appointing of the existing Public Trustee in Ireland as Public Trustee for general purposes need make no difference to his already established relations with the Consolidated Fund; and if, in the circumstances, he will proceed with his promised Bill to give Ireland the same advantages as are enjoyed in England in this respect?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I am sorry to say the matter is not so simple as the hon Member appears to think. There are difficulties in the way of extending the guarantee on the Consolidated Fund which make it impossible for me to hope to get the Bill through as an agreed measure during the present Session.