§ 55. Mr. NEWMAN
asked the Prime Minister whether, in the event of the Government of Ireland Bill being placed on the Statute Book prior to Part II. of the Finance Bill of 1914, which seeks to enact the terms on which Grants from the Imperial Exchequer shall be made in aid of local rates, he will say under what Clause of the Government of Ireland Bill the proportion of the proposed Grants to be allocated to Ireland, and amounting to £697,500, will be included in the Transferred Sum?
§ 56. Mr. NEWMAN
asked whether the proportion of the proposed Grants due to Ireland in respect of national health insurance, feeding of school children, nursing, and health research will be specifically allocated in respect of the above enumerated or similar services, or will, in the event of the Government of Ireland Bill becoming an Act, be automatically added to the Transferred Sum and be at the disposal of the Irish Government?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
Subject to the provisions of Clause 5 (2) of the Government of Ireland Bill, all public services in Ireland in connection with the administration of the National Insurance Act are matters reserved to the Government of the United Kingdom. The proposed Grant in respect of the national health insurance will be administered by that Government. The equivalent Grants to Ireland corresponding to the Grants in Great Britain for new educational services, tuberculosis, nursing and pathological laboratories will be added to the Transferred Sum, and be at the disposal of the Irish Government.