§ Mr. DEVLIN
asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will state upon what basis the expenditure out of Grants voted by Parliament under the Unemployed Workmen Act, 1905, was calculated as between Ireland, Scotland, and England and Wales, and why it was that for the years 1907 to 1910, inclusive, the Grants to Scotland amounted to more than three times the amount granted to Ireland; whether he can state the districts in Ireland which obtained Grants in these years and the amounts granted to each 1609W district; and, in the oases of Dublin and Belfast, whether he can state, for purposes of comparison, the Grants made to towns of similar size and population in England and Wales and Scotland?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The allocation between England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland was settled in communication with the three Local Government Boards on estimates submitted by them of the respective requirements in the three countries. The ultimate distribution was made by the three Boards, and I have no materials which would enable me to reply to the detailed questions as regards the Grants in Ireland.