§ 60. Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD - BURY
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the 1923 Land Purchase Act in Ireland is being held up owing to the Bill guaranteeing the principal and interest not having been brought forward; whether he has had any conversations with Mr. Blythe on the subject; and when is it proposed to introduce the Bill to this House?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. William Graham)
In the unavoidable absence of my right hon. Friend, I have been asked to answer this question. The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. In reply to the second part, my right hon. Friend has not himself had any conversations with Mr. Blythe on the subject, but I have recently discussed the matter with Mr. Blythe, and it is hoped that the Bill will be ready for introduction shortly.
§ Mr. GRAHAM
I could not tell the hon. and gallant Member off-hand, but if he will repeat his question in a week's time, I think a definite statement can be made.