§ 48. Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that owing 1616 to the refusal of certain Irish Members of Parliament to take their seats a large number of Irish electors are deprived of any opportunity of having their grievances voiced in Parliament, whilst many Irish electors are without Parliamentary representation; and what steps, if any, the Government proposes to take to remedy this state of affairs?
§ Mr. BOTTOMLEY
Would the right hon. Gentleman reconsider a suggestion I made some time ago that ho should move for a count of the House, in order that recalcitrant Members may be brought up, in accordance with Parliamentary law, in the custody of the Sergeant-at-Arms?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
I cannot see any prospect of gain either to the nation or the Government by such a process.
§ Mr. SWAN
Is it not a fact that these people have voted deliberately for these Members because of the indifference of the Government to put into force the Home Rule Act now on the Statute Book?