§ 33. Colonel ASHLEY
asked whether the Government propose to continue giving financial grants and assistance to public bodies in Ireland who fly the Republican Flag on premises in their occupation, control, or ownership?
§ Mr. HENRY
As my hon. and gallant Friend is aware, the payment of these grants to public bodies is statutory. The question of the future administration of grants is, however, under consideration. It is open to the Government to refuse loans for Health or Housing Schemes to any Council not conforming with the Statutory Rules and Orders of the Local Government Board.
§ Colonel ASHLEY
Are these bodies which fly the Republican Flag to be paid the British taxpayers' money?