§ Mr. BRADY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether in England, Scotland, and Wales general or casual labourers, transport workers, and workers in the building trades have formed the major part of those relieved in the United Kingdom under the Unemployed Workmen Act, 1905; whether, in estimating Ireland's share under the Act for the Parliamentary Grant, these categories of labour have been ruled out, under the decision of the Local Government Board, Ireland, who maintain that industrial or factory workers alone are eligible for relief under the Act in Ireland; and what steps he proposes to take in consequence?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The hon. Member appears to be under a misapprehension. The1186W Local Government Board for Ireland did not exclude from consideration casual labourers, transport workers, and workers in the building trades when calculating Ireland's share of the Grant for the unemployed.