§ 37. Sir THOMAS ESMONDE
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will use his influence with the Treasury to obtain a further loan of £1,000,000 for the purposes of the Labourers (Ireland) Acts so that existing schemes may be finally dealt with?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
I should be very glad to see the useful work which is going on under the Labourers Acts carried still further, but I am not now in a position to promise further loans on special terms for the purpose.
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Yes, that is the fact. The extra million which was obtained at short while ago, and which was thought to be sufficient, has not been sufficient to meet all the extra applications.