§ MR. LONSDALE
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to a Resolution passed recently by the Cork County Council appealing to the trustees of the Nationalist Party to contribute from funds collected in America and Australia to the relief of evicted tenants, and declaring that evicted tenants are threatened with starvation; and whether, in the event of this appeal meeting with no response, the Government propose to make any grant from public funds for the relief of the evicted tenants.
§ (Answered by Mr. Bryce.) My attention has not been called to the Resolution referred to. As to grants to evicted tenants, I beg to refer the hon. Member to Sections 12 and 43 of the Act of 1903. The whole question of the evicted tenants is, as I have already explained, under the constant consideration of the Government.