HC Deb 16 May 1918 vol 106 c558W
Colonel WALKER

asked the Pensions Minister whether he has now made inquiries into the work of the Shamrock Fund; and if he can make any statement to the House?


I regret that a misunderstanding arose with regard to the question addressed to me last Thursday concerning this fund. There was, unfortunately, nothing in the records of the Ministry of Pensions to suggest the association of the "Shamrock Fund" with the Employment Bureau of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Help Society (Irish Branch). The work of that bureau in training and securing employment for disabled men is, I need hardly say, cordially approved by the Ministry, which has only within the last few months gratefully accepted for the bureau a donation of £5,000 towards the cost of a training scheme which has been instituted at Leopardstown Park, near Dublin.