HC Deb 19 May 1914 vol 62 cc1757-8
33. Mr. NEWMAN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his explanation that the proposed subventions to local authorities from the Imperial Exchequer would be based on the greatest help to the most hardly pressed areas, that they should bear a direct relation to the expenditure undertaken by such local authorities in the carrying out of the duties imposed on them, and that the central Government would insist on an efficient service as a condition of the receipt of such subventions, will be held to apply to Ireland in the event of the Government of Ireland Bill being placed on the Statute Book; and, if so, will he give the Clause of the Government of Ireland Bill which enables the Imperial authority to exercise any supervision and control in matters of local government?


As I have already stated, the share of Ireland in the proposed new Grants will be at the disposal of the Irish Parliament.