HC Deb 09 May 1912 vol 38 cc719-20W

asked the Chief Secretary in what Clause of the Government of Ireland Bill there is anything to prevent the proposed Irish Government from depriving the University of Dublin of its revenues and bestowing them on the National University of Ireland, making a knowledge of Gaelic a qualification for employment in the Civil Service or any employment under the Government, prescribing what flag shall or shall not be used on buildings under the control of the Irish Government, and arranging a pass over, as in Sligo, whereby rates are only demanded from Unionists?


As regards the Civil Service, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to a question asked by the hon. Member for North Armagh on the 25th April, and, as regards flags, to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to a question asked by the hon. Member for East Down on the 2nd instant. As to the other portions of the question, I would refer him to the safeguards which the Bill provides against outrageous legislation.