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Orders of the Day — Ministry of Health Bill.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 26th February 1919.

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Photo of Mr Joseph Devlin Mr Joseph Devlin , Belfast Falls

Yes, I know, and there never was a grosser misrepresentation. It was for the purpose of contradicting the statement of the Provost of Trinity College that I made the observation. I know the right hon. Gentleman does not represent a slum district, but I do according to the hon. Gentleman opposite. Does he think that an attack of this character worries me? I represent it because I love the people in the slums, and I am here to serve them. I take no interest whatever in the aristocratic concerns of the constituents of the right hon. Gentleman. Not at all. My grip of the situation is this, that the rich and wealthy custodians of the right hon. Gentleman's interests in Belfast are very well able to take care of themselves. The slum dwellers cannot do that; they have sent me here to take care of their interests, and I am proud to represent them.