Sir R. ROOD
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is prepared to make an arrangement, in conjunction with the authorities of the Irish Free State, to enable local authorities of England and Wales, on the one hand, and of the Irish Free State, on the other, to return to their places of birth poor persons chargeable to the rates in either of those countries who have no legal settlement in the country in which they are chargeable?
§ Mr. AMERY
His Majesty's Government in Great Britain have intimated to His Majesty's Government in the Irish 49W Free State their readiness to enter into an arrangement on the general lines set out in my right hon. Friend's question. The views of His Majesty's Government in the Irish Free State on the subject have not yet been received.