§ MR. CAREW
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether his attention has been drawn to the resolutions adopted by the North Dublin and South Dublin Board of Guardians, asking that Measures should be passed to enable those bodies to provide for the collection of their own rates; and (2) whether, if the Government will not itself introduce such a Measure, it will support it if introduced by a private Member?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
Resolutions to the effect stated have been adopted by the local bodies referred to in the first paragraph. I have already explained that the matter is not one with which the Government can undertake to deal, and I cannot give any pledge that the Government would support such a Measure if introduced by a private Member.