§ MR. GOSCHEN (St. George's, Hanover Square)
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman a question which I shall put down for to-morrow if he cannot answer it now. Would he be good enough to have a Return prepared showing the effect of the financial proposals of the Home Rule Bill, so that we may see the effect of the withdrawal of the revenue for Ireland on the one hand, and of the Irish expenditure on the other?
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
I have been in communication for some days with the Treasury and with the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Bodmin (Mr. Courtney) on the subject. There is some difficulty about part of the Return. We shall have no difficulty in giving the principal part of what my right hon. Friend wishes, but there is some difficulty about a part of it. I cannot explain in answer to a question what the difficulty is, but I could tell him easily, with his experience, how it arises.