§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention had been drawn to a meeting held in Dublin on Saturday last of representatives of the various Irish Asylums, forming an Irish Division of the Asylum Workers' Association; whether he had noted that this meeting passed resolutions in favour of the principles of the Bill introduced by the hon. Member for Newton; could he state what consideration the Irish Government intend to give to the proposals for the betterment of the position of Irish Asylum Workers; and whether he will assist the passage into law of the Bill now before Parliament in the protection of their interests?841W
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I have seen a newspaper report of the meeting referred to, at which resolutions were passed in favour of the principles of the Bill. The Bill has only recently been circulated, and I have not yet had time to consider its proposals.