HC Deb 11 April 1928 vol 162 c1206
47. Colonel NEWMAN

asked the Prime Minister why, in the Estimates for the present financial year, Ireland, for purposes of Imperial expenditure, has been treated as one country, whereas the island is now divided into two parts with Governments independent of each other and in different relations to this country; and is he aware of the difficulty which this method of presenting British expenditure in Ireland occasions?


If the hon. and gallant Member will refer to the Estimates he will find that separate Votes on sections of Votes are given for services in Northern Ireland or the Free State in five cases. The other Irish services are remanet services which cannot conveniently Or consistently with proper accounting be shown in two sections. I am not aware of any difficulty arising from the method of presentment.

Colonel NEWMAN

If the hon. Gentleman will look at the Ministry of Labour Estimate he will see that there is a very great difference.

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