HC Deb 21 June 1921 vol 143 cc1080-1

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the statement of the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to the effect that he wished to see a Parliament in the South of Ireland functioning with the widest possible measure of financial control; and whether the Government will make clear what financial concessions it is prepared to make to the Parliaments of Ireland?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN (Leader of the House)

My right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary's remarks in the Debate on the 14th instant had reference to the financial powers and provisions of the Government of Ireland Act and to any further powers that may be necessary if and when the Parliaments of Southern and Northern Ireland make use of the power to unite which the Act conferred upon them.


Has my right hon. Friend's attention been drawn to the statement of Lord Donoughmore in another place that the South of Ireland Parliament cannot be expected to function until some large financial concessions are made?


No, Sir.

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