HC Deb 04 July 1845 vol 82 cc52-3
Mr. M. J. O'Connell

moved for Copies of the Reports, Valuations, and Surveys of the Estates of the Provost, Fellows and Scholars of Trinity College, Dublin, made by Maurice Collis, Esq. He stated that the Board of Trinity College had given their assent to these Returns. The hon. Gentleman opposite (Mr. Hamilton) had been communicated with on the subject, as well as his right hon. Colleague, the Recorder of Dublin, and he understood there would be no opposition to his Motion.

Mr. G. A. Hamilton

said, as the Motion was of a peculiar nature, it was his duty to state, in confirmation of what the hon. Member had said, that it was made with the assent and concurrence of the Board of Trinity College. The information which was sought for, had already been given in substance, though not in detail, by Mr. Collis, in his evidence before the Land Commission. The details, however, were important, and the Return moved for by the hon. Member would afford some interesting information with regard to the occupation of land in Ireland. It had been obtained at a very considerable cost by the Board of Trinity College. He understood the survey, and valuation, and inquiry, had cost no less than 3,000l.; and certainly the Returns would show how much pains and trouble the Board of Trinity College had taken, and how strongly they had felt it their duty to make themselves acquainted with the actual condition of every person living on their extensive estates.

Motion agreed to.

House adjourned at a quarter to two o'clock.