§ Mr. SHEEHAN
asked the Chief Secretary when he proposed to introduce a Bill to redeem his promise that an additional million shall be provided for the purpose of financing the Labourers (Ireland) Act, 1906; if he is aware that this sum will scarcely suffice to meet the immediate requirements of district councils promoting schemes under the Labourers Acts; if he can declare the intentions of the Government as to the future; and, when the proposed amending Bill comes before Parliament, will facilities be given for the consideration of urgent amendments which experience has shown to be essential to the due and efficient working of the Act?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Bill will be introduced next week. The extra million will be sufficient to provide not only for all immediate requirements but also for all schemes that are likely to be framed in the future so far as can be contemplated. It is hoped that the rapid passage of the Bill through Parliament will not be jeopardised by the introduction of fresh amendments.